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Health and Sports Day (Taiiku no hi)
Health and Sports Day (体育の日, Taiiku no hi). October 10, 1964 was marked by the opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the first ever Games held in Asia. These Games have finally shown that Japan recovered economically out of the after-war devastation. In 1966 it was decided to legalize this date as a public holiday. Usually they conduct various sports and health activities on that day. And the government put the accent exactly on physical training, not on professional sports that are financed by private companies. Though the government makes considerable efforts in preparation for some major sporting events of the present. The holiday was moved to the second Monday of October in 2000.
Category: State | Added by: vladgon (09.07.2012)
Views: 1945 | Tags: Tokyo, Olympic Games, sport, Sports and Health Day, public holiday | Rating: 0.0/0 |
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