“Ashes to Gold: How the 1964 Olympics Transformed Japan and Lessons for 2020”
December 9, 2016
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.