Japan through the lens of the Tokyo Olympics / edited by Barbara Holthus, Isaac Gagne⁺ѓ Wolfram Manzenreiter and Franz Waldenberger .

"This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a lens into the city and the country as a whole, the stellar line up of contributors offer hidden insights and new perspectives on the Gam...

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Corporate Author: Routledge (Firm)
Other Authors: Holthus, Barbara G. (Editor), Gagne⁺ѓ Isaac (Editor), Manzenreiter, Wolfram (Editor), Waldenberger, Franz, 1961- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Routledge, 2020.
Edition:First Edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Understanding Japan through the lens of Tokyo 2020 / Barbara Holthus, Isaac Gagne⁺ѓ Wolfram Manzenreiter, Franz Waldenberger
  • Olympics and the media / Wolfram Manzenreiter
  • Skateboarding: "F*** the Olympics" / Wolfram Manzenreiter
  • Political games / Axel Klein
  • Number games: The economic impact of Tokyo 2020 / Franz Waldenberger
  • Climbing: New sport on the block / Wolfram Manzenreiter
  • Advertising the games: Sponsoring a new era / Isaac Gagne⁺ѓ Karate: Bowing to the Olympics in style / Wolfram Manzenreiter
  • Herculean efforts: What the construction of the Olympic Stadium reveals about working conditions in Japan / Steffen Heinrich
  • Tokyo 2020 and neighborhood transformation: Reworking the entrepreneurial city / Ralph Lu⁺˜tzeler
  • Ho(s)t city: Tokyo's fight against the summer heat / Jan Lukas Kuhn
  • Tokyo's architecture and urban structure: Change in an ever-changing city / Florian Purkarthofer
  • Success story: The 1964 Tokyo Olympics / Torsten Weber
  • San'ya 2020: From building to hosting the Tokyo Olympics / Hanno Jentzsch
  • Baseball/softball: One more homer for Japan / Wolfram Manzenreiter
  • Outdoor sports in the periphery: Far from the compact games / Daniel Kremers
  • Surfing: Taken with a grain of salt / Wolfram Manzenreiter
  • Tokyo's 1940 "Phantom Olympics" in public memory: When Japan chose war over the Olympics / Torsten Weber
  • Upgrading Tokyo's linguistic infrastructure for the 2020 Games / Peter Backhaus
  • Sexual minorities and the Olympics / Maki Hirayama
  • The Paralympic Games: Enabling sports and empowering disability / Katharina Heyer
  • Sex in the city / Maki Hirayama
  • Games of Romance? Tokyo in search of love and unity in diversity / Nora Kottmann
  • The 2020 Olympic mascot characters: Japan wants to make a difference / Jan Lukas Kuhn
  • Olympic education: How Tokyo 2020 shapes body and mind in Japan / Wolfram Manzenreiter
  • Sex in the village / Maki Hirayama
  • Volunteering Japan-style: "Field cast" for the Tokyo Olympics / Barbara Holthus
  • The difference between zero and one: Voices from the Tokyo anti-Olympic movements / Sonja Ganseforth
  • Beyond 2020: Post-Olympic pessimism in Japanese cinema / Jan Lukas Kuhn
  • Tokyo 2020 from the regional sidelines / Isaac Gagne⁺ѓ Olympic leverages: The struggle for sustainable food standards / Sonja Ganseforth
  • Security for the Tokyo Olympics / Sebastian Polak-Rottmann
  • The Olympic and Paralympic Games as a technology showcase / Franz Waldenberger
  • Tokyo 2020: Connecting the past with the future / Round table discussion with Munehiko Harada, John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter.