Sport is a common culture throughout the world that makes people’s lives richer and fuller. The promotion of sports leads to the creation of bright and rich lives for citizens and the sound development of people’s minds and bodies.

 MEXT is working on fostering comprehensive community sports clubs where everyone from children to the aged can participate according to their interests and goals in order to achieve a lifelong sports society, in which anyone can practice sports at any time, anywhere, and at any stage of their lives. It is also working on measures to improve the physical fitness of children.

 The great performances by Japan’s top-level athletes at international meets such as the Olympic Games give dreams and excitement to many people. MEXT works to enhance the performance of our top-level athletes through support such as equipping national training centers, supporting sports science, medical science, and relevant information, and assisting sport organizations.

Japan Sports Agency

(Japan Sports Agency Policy Division)