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In the September1997report of the Health and Physical Education Council,the following were indicated as causes of the low level of Japan's competitiveness in comparison with other major countries:
In order to improve this situation and to increase the international competitiveness of Japan,the report proposed the building of a Total System for the improvement of competitiveness,encompassing the following points:
In addition to these direct measures for theimprovement of competitiveness,this comprehensive system also integrates lateral measuresfor conditional improvements,such as the enhancement of sports medicine and science research and financial and other support systems.It is essential that the building of such systems ispositively addressed by MESSC,local governments,the Japan Amateur Sports Association,the Japanese Olympic Committee(JOC)andcentral sports associations( see Figure4-2 ).
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