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Tokyo 2020 stadium photo by post author Yoav Dubinsky

CPD Research Fellow Yoav Dubinsky shares about technological advances and soft power reach through the 2020 Olympic Games. 

Overhead aerial view of the new National Stadium with Tokyo's skyline in twilight time, fully completed main stadium for Tokyo Olympic Summer Games 2020. Image via iStock.

CPD Research Fellow Yoav Dubinsky reports from the Olympic Games on how Japan's country image is faring.

Tokyo Olympics image via iStock

CPD East Asia Student Fellow Carter Rice details new public diplomacy opportunities through the Tokyo Olympics.

In the wake of the World Anti-Doping Agency's sanctions against Russia, the nation's soft power has taken a hit with Russia losing opportunities to conduct diplomatic activities. 

It is Tokyo, after all. It was nearly 6am when a few thousand supporters gathered at Komazawa Stadium, one of the key venues for Tokyo’s 1964 games, exploded in celebration as International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge held up the winning envelope marked “Tokyo 2020." With Madrid ousted at the first round, the Tokyo-Istanbul competition boosted the hopes of the Japanese bidders that eventually took the final vote by a large margin: 60 to 36.