Task force to build and strengthen Japan's anti-doping system

December 14, 2015

On the establishment of a task force to build and strengthen Japan's anti-doping system

1. Background

Japan's strong anti-doping record and clean sport philosophy are key reasons for being chosen to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have placed ever more high expectations towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Moreover, with the recent organizational doping scandals, international organizations and national governments are called on to collaborate and cooperate towards strengthening the international anti-doping system.
Japan must aim to realize a clean and drug-free Tokyo 2020 Olympics by building and strengthening its domestic anti-doping system. Japan must also contribute to protect international sports integrity by identifying issues including the establishment of legislation.
Based on the above, a task force will be established to examine how to build and strengthen Japan’s anti-doping system, and to advance Japan's participation to strengthen the international anti-doping activity system.

2. Structure

(1) The organizational structure is as follows:
Chairman: Tsutomu Tomioka, MEXT Vice Minister
Members: Shin Asakawa/Japan Anti Doping Agency CEO, Hiroshi Inoue/Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Ichiro Kono/Organizing Committee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Masaki Sakata/Trustee of the University of Tokyo, Masa Takaya/Japan Sport Council, Tetsuya Kimura/Japan Sports Agency, Jugo Imaizumi/Japan Sports Agency

(2) Aside from the aforementioned members, the chairman may request attendance of individuals from the following organizations when deemed necessary: relevant government agencies; Organizing Committee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup; employees of: the Tokyo Metropolitan Government; Cabinet Secretariat/Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Promotion Department; Japan Olympic Committee; the Japan Paralympic Committee.

3. Issues to be examined

・ Clarify the modality of Japan's anti-doping system towards the 2019 RWC and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
・ Develop and strengthen Japan's anti-doping system
・ Clarify the modality of contribution towards strengthening the international anti-doping system

4. Others

(1) The task force may arrange when deemed necessary, working groups comprised of relevant organizations and government agencies.
(2) The task force's administration will be handled by the JSA, International Affairs Division.
(3) An intermediary report will be released at the end of June 2016, and a final report will follow at the end of Sept 2016.

Summary of report by task force: to build and strengthen Japan's anti-doping system (351KB)PDF

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