Interested in reading about the 1964 Summer Games, also held in Tokyo, I looked for books on the topic – and discovered that there were none written on these Games in English. I changed that with the publication of “1964 The Greatest Year in the History of Japan: How the Tokyo Olympics Symbolized Japan’s Miraculous Rise from the Ashes.”
I am a writer and consultant from New York with over three decades of experience in Asia, fascinated by the socio-economic and political change that has transformed this region, and through its growth, significantly impacted the global economy .
Now that Tokyo2020 has come and gone, I hope you will find this blog and my book excellent references for the Tokyo Olympiads, from this century and the one prior. My journey is done. May there be something I gleaned from my research that is of interest or help to you.
- Roy Tomizawa Linkedin Profile
- Link to book (English)
- Link to book (日本語版)
- NHK World video about me and book (July 2019): Tokyo2020 One Year to Go
- Article by Singapore National Olympic Committee about me and book
- Article by me for The Japan Times, entitled “Oct. 23, 1964: The Olympic day that redefined Japan”
- Instagram: You can see many of the Olympians I interviewed and/or wrote about.
- “人類の底力”の象徴たれ 東京五輪 日系アメリカ人のエール －NHKの記事
- My appearance on CBS This Morning
- My appearance on Canada’s CBC News Network with John Northcott July 24, 2021
- My appearance on NBC – Dreams on Hold, June 16, 2021
- Please watch a fantastic panel of 1964 Olympians called “Tokyo 1964 Live Chat,” sponsored by the World Olympians Association (WOA). I proudly led this panel of incredible athletes who relived their memories of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
- My appearance on a Japan House London webinar entitled “Witness to the 1964 Olympic Torch Relay: How the Olympic Flame Brought Excitement and Hope to Asia,” which took place on November 2, 2021.
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