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FY2020 Award Ceremony Held (Online) for the Stadiums and Arenas Selected as Bases for Exchange between All Generations

September 17, 2021

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is working on renovating stadiums and arenas jointly with the Japan Sports Agency, and plans to select 20 of them as model facilities at the core of urban development and regional revitalization by 2025. On September 8, METI held an awards ceremony for the 11 winners selected in the first call for applicants. The 11 selected organizations were presented with award certificates and commemorative trophies. A call for applicants is being held this year as well. The application period is from September 6 (Mon.), 2021 to November 1 (Mon.), 2021, at 17:00.

1. FY2020 selection awards ceremony held

On September 8, an awards ceremony was held online for the 11 winners from the first call for applicants held last year that were selected as bases for exchange between all generations.

In the ceremony, Mr. Murofushi Koji, the Japan Sports Agency's Commissioner, presented the award certificates and commemorative trophies to the selected organizations after delivering messages from himself, the Agency's Deputy Commissioner Ms. Fujie Yoko, and Mr. Hatakeyama Yojiro, METI's Director-General for Commerce and Service Industry Policy. In addition, the selected organizations gave presentations showcasing the wide variety of efforts at their stadiums and arenas, which are all growing as hubs for regional exchange and revitalization.

A video of the selection awards ceremony will be released soon via this URL外部リンク (in Japanese). Please do take a look.

2. Schedule for the FY2021 call for applicants

METI and the Japan Sports Agency have opened a call for applicants for FY2021's selection of stadiums and arenas as bases for exchange between all generations. The application period is as follows:

September 6 (Mon.), 2021 to November 1 (Mon.), 2021, at 17:00.

The selected facilities will be provided with focused support, including information from METI and the Japan Sports Agency. Please go to this URL (in Japanese) for further information about this year's call for applicants.

Reference: The 11 bases selected for FY2020

Facilities in the "Operation and Management Phase" or "Design and Construction Phase"

 

Facilities in the "Concept and Planning Phase"

 

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