Tokyo “to top London” in cultural Olympiad events

UK-Japan News April 2017

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Director Ruth Mackenzie has said that Japan’s Cultural Olympiad offering “will beat London’s”, The Japan Times reported on 9 March.

The Cultural Olympiad is a programme of cultural events held across an Olympic host country during the four-year period leading up to the Games. The Tokyo Cultural Olympiad began last year in the Nihonbashi district with performances involving traditional arts fused with modern technology.

Tokyo is yet to appoint a director to oversee the programme.