“Ashes to Gold: How the 1964 Olympics Transformed Japan and Lessons for 2020”

On Thursday, December 8, Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Advisor to the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, participated in “Ashes to Gold: How the 1964 Olympics Transformed Japan and Lessons for 2020”, a special program hosted by the Japan Society of Northern California. Dr. Taniguchi delivered a keynote speech about Japan’s postwar reconstruction and development and the impact of the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 on Japan’s future. Afterwards, Dr. Taniguchi participated in a panel discussion with Dan Rather (former anchor for CBS evening news) and local experts.

Keynote speech by Dr. Taniguchi, Special Advisor to the Cabinet

Remarks by Amb. Larry Greenwood, President of the Japan Society of Northern California

Remarks from Mr. Dan Rather

The Panel Discussion

Consul General Yamada with Mr. Dan Rather

The large audience in attendance

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