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In addition to the wonderful performances of top athletes competing in the Olympics and otber world-class events,there are sports programs close to people's everyday lives.These programs are conducted at various levels from municipalities to prefectures to the entire nation,giving people a chance to enjoy sports matcbed to their interests and to make those activities a firm part of their daily lives.These sports programs get people started in sports and provide goals and encouragement in continuing them.MESSC holds various sports events,as follows.
National sports and recreation festivals have been held since1988in various places around Japan and provide an opportunity for all generations to engage in sports and recreational activities.The tenth festival was held in Okinawa prefecture in November1997.The eleventh was held in Gifu prefecture in October1998.
Lifelong Sports Convention'98was held in Chiba prefecture in February1998under the overall slogan"The realization of a fulfilling sports life."Relevant persons in government,business and academia gathered for research conferences and information excbanges on issues related to the promotion of lifelong participation in sports.
The All Japan Outdoor Sports Fair has been conducted since FY1996,and the All Japan Marine Sports Fair since FY1997,with the aim of further disseminating activities such as camping,cycling,scuba diving,yachting and other outdoor sports amid the recent heightened interest in such activities in Japan.The fairs include bands-on courses and symposiums.In FY1998,the All Japan Outdoor Sports Fair was held in Aomori prefecture and the All Japan Marine Sports Fair in Mie prefecture.
Health-Sports Day,a national holiday,was established to increase and broaden understanding and interest in sports among the Japanese people.On this day,various activities(e.g.,stamina tests and consultations)take place and ME,SSC announces the results of its annual"Stamina and Ability to Exercise Survey."MESSC is currently improving certain test items and methods of conducting the survey.
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