About CORE

Centre for Olympic Research and Education

In December 2010, Centre for Olympic Research and Education (CORE) was established for Jigoro Kano’s 150th birth anniversary. Jigoro Kano contributed to development of Japanese physical education and sports as the president of Tokyo Higher Normal School. Also He flourished in international Olympic movement propulsion as the first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Thus far, this university has practiced and accumulated experiences and knowledge of sports science research and education. As a results, many students and graduates got success in the internationally as the Olympian and Paralympian.
CORE inherits sports history of University of Tsukuba, and promotes practice and development of the Olympic education and research as the Olympic Studies Centre (the first in Japan, 31 institutions in the world) which is authorized by IOC. CORE will cooperate with 11 related institutes such as special support education school and affiliated school.

The definition of the Olympic education of CORE

CORE defines the Olympic education as the educational activities, using sports and the Olympic and Paralympic as materials, that develop human resource who will contribute to making world peace by international point of view.
Specific practice can be distinguished as 3 following practices

Specific practice can be distinguished as 3 following practices

  1. Study of the Olympic history and itself
  2. Study of culture and social problem in regions and countries that relates to the Olympic
  3. Study of value and philosophy of the Olympic

Value and philosophy of the Olympic are the positive value which all sports have.
Columns of the Olympic education that IOC holding up are

  • Joy of Effort
  • Fair Play
  • Respect for Others
  • Pursuit of Excellence
  • Balance between Body, Will and Mind

Objective of the Olympic education is to educate human resources who have these 5 values and contribute to international peace.

Bodies

President Kyosuke NAGATA- President, University of Tsukuba
Deputy Chair Shinya MIYAMOTO- Chairman, University of Tsukuba Education Bureau of Laboratory Schools
Steering Committee
Director Hisashi SANADA- Professor, University of Tsukuba
Member Sueo MATSUMOTO- Professor, University of Tsukuba Education Bureau of Laboratory Schools
Member Akiyo MIYAZAKI- Associate professor, University of Tsukuba
Member Kazuya NARUSE- Assistant professor, University of Tsukuba
Member Yoshimi NAKATSUKA- Teacher, Senior High School at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba
Secretariat
Director Hisashi SANADA- Professor, University of Tsukuba
Staff Akiyo MIYAZAKI- Associate professor, University of Tsukuba
Staff Kazuya NARUSE- Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba
Staff Taro OBAYASHI- Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba
Staff Keita FUKUDA- Researcher, University of Tsukuba
Advisor Izumi EGAMI- Visiting Professor, University of Tsukuba
Advisor Toshiyuki OKEYA- Japan Sport Council
Advisor Tamie OHASHI- Jigoro Kano Memorial International Sport Institute