Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Seeks 2020 Game to Offer Baseball/Softball & Karate

By Baseball Federation of Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on November 28 adopted unanimously a resolution for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic to include baseball/softball and karate at its plenary session. On the same day, President Naoki Takashima of the Assembly conveyed the resolution to Chairman Yoshiro Mori of Organizing Committee.

The resolution recognized that a large number of people play baseball/softball and the sports are highly popular in Japan. Karate is defined as a representative martial art of Japan, which respects good manners, move people in the Olympic and will serve as driving force for the sport to expand globally.

Chairman Mori said “The consensus view of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly weighs heavily. We will ask for the cooperation of the Metropolitan Assembly once the Agenda 2020 is approved at the IOC extraordinary session in December.”