About TIAS/Chairman’s Message   [PR Video][Member Organisation]

Chairman’s Message

Through movements like the Olympics and Paralympics, sport is rapidly developing and diversifying around the world. At the same time, it faces challenges such as anti-doping education, sports initiatives for older people and the disabled, and the promotion of sports in developing countries. There is a clear need to develop a new generation of leaders who can deal with these challenges on a world scale.

At the University of Tsukuba, one of Japan’ s sacred places for sport, the teachings of Jigoro Kano live on. Kano, the first Asian member of the IOC, was also president of Tokyo Higher Normal school, the forerunner of our university.

With its advanced techniques and top-class facilities, the University of Tsukuba is a leader in Japanese sport. We believe that Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies will be unmatched in the world.


Aim of Developed Human Resource

At TIAS, we believe that it is important both to educate the character to achieve the personal development on which the Japanese have placed great value since time immemorial, and which is the foundation of budo and physical education, and to educate the intellect by imparting the latest knowledge of Sport Science and Medicine. Our aim is to develop the next
generation of leaders in the world of sport.

  • ①Human resources with the latest knowledge and the ability to apply high-level management skills in leadership positions anywhere in the world;
  • ②Human resources trained in Olympic and Paralympic education and equipped with up-to-date knowledge of international sport sciences who have the practical skills to apply their learned
    knowledge in actual situations, in cooperation with the JOC, JPC, Tokyo Organising Committee, JSC, JADA etc.;
  • ③Volunteer leaders who can use the opportunity presented by the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 to be ambassadors for Japanese culture.

About Jigoro Kano

  • Dr Jigoro Kano( 1860-1938) was the founder of Kodokan Judo. He served for 25 years as principal of Tokyo Higher Normal School, forerunner of the University of Tsukuba.
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  • He devoted himself to educational reform, the development of physical education and sport, and the promotion of the Olympic Movement. His philosophy of ‘maximum efficient use of energy’ and ‘prosperity for self and others’ and his achievements would provide guidance for us after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

‘ Nothing under the sun is greater than education‘( 一世化育)
‘ Efficient use of Energy‘( 精力善用)
‘ Prosperity for self and others‘( 自他共栄)

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