Sport is a universally shared human culture. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)is striving to promote sport through increasing sport opportunities for children, promoting sport activities in line with the life stages, improving community sport environments, and enhancing international competitiveness of athletes. In March 2012, the MEXT formulated the Sport Basic Plan pursuant to the Basic Act on Sport enacted in June 2011.

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