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With Anime confirmed to be in the menu, a reminder Takashi Yamazaki (one of the three main directors) is known for having worked in CGI adaptations of popular anime recently. Doraemon's "Stand by Me" for example (the 3D model of Doraemon used in the 2016 handover was the same from the movie). And most recently, he has worked in an adaptation of Lupin III. Perhaps the appearances of anime characters will use a similar style?

 

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I guess it depends whether they want to use robot singers as well as robot dancers.

Well it happens i'm learning Japanese ;p and i browsed #東京2020 hashtag on twitter and it seems positive but i'm too novice to fully understand it, it spawns some fun memes    

Well, Tokyo 1964 already acknowledged it by having the final torchbearer being born on the day the bomb was dropped. Whether that precludes another mention, who knows? But it’s certainly something tha

Some rather dissapointing news about the opening after a planned number featuring the Ainu (a native tribe of Japan which lives in Hokkaido, and which the japanese government has been repeatedly acussed of abusing and considering second class citizens) was recently announced to be cut due to "lack of time". Yet they had lots of time to add pandering to Japanese animation and futurism. Embarassing considering hosts like Rio, Vancouver, Salt Lake and even Beijing gave their ethnicities some spotlight.

https://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/article/390859

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1) How can they include an Ainu-specific segment without a similar one for the Ryukyuan people, Burakumin, etc?

2) Depictions of aboriginal peoples are a no win situation. If the organizers don't include aboriginal culture they are accused of whitewashing the past and when they do they have been accused of cultural appropriation.

It would be great if they could include a segment on the Ainu. But if they don't think they can do it well, then that should be OK too.

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They can only show so much in a ceremony. And in the case of Japan, there's so much to work with.

I myself got treated to Ainu folk performances while in Hokkaido. Also, my attention was brought to the Golden Kamui manga at the place I was staying. There is a lot of appreciation for Ainu culture in Northern Japan.

So maybe they can save it for when the Winter olympics return to Sapporo.

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Mori eyes highlighting battle against virus in Tokyo Games ceremonies

Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori said he is considering incorporating a message about the new coronavirus pandemic into the opening and closing ceremonies of the games next year.

Speaking to Kyodo News in a recent interview, Mori said that preparations for the opening and closing ceremonies have been "almost completed, but need to be reviewed" ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony planned for July 23, 2021.

Mori said he plans to ask the creative team behind the ceremonies to consider including references to the world's battle against the new coronavirus pandemic.

The Summer Games, which were originally scheduled to open on July 24, were postponed for a year in response to the pneumonia-causing virus, which was first confirmed in China late last year.

While the organizing committee was in the final stages of preparation before the decision to postpone the games was made on March 24, it now has to rework the preparations of the last six years, including handling additional costs for the postponement and securing venues.

"If the Tokyo Games can be held, it will be a proof that we overcame one of the largest disasters that humankind has faced," Mori said. "We have been tasked with something very challenging."

The Olympics are now slated to be held from July 23 to Aug. 8 next year, with the Paralympic Games following between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5.

The organizers said last week that the details of rearranging plans from 2020 to 2021 are being examined this month "with a view to establishing a new road map for the games" by May.

Date:April 22,2020

News source:Kyodo News

Link to this article:https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/04/d16c5db9cbd7-mori-eyes-highlighting-battle-against-virus-in-tokyo-games-ceremonies.html?phrase=mori&words=Mori

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Apparently an idea being considered for saving money is to combine the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies into one so there'd be two ceremonies (one opening and one closing) rather than four.

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Mass events/ceremonies with 100s/1000s participating...

Not happening before vaccination. And that may well not be readily available by July 2021.

There may be a way to hold - some - sports with no or little contact, but that’s about it.

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10 hours ago, stryker said:

Apparently an idea being considered for saving money is to combine the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies into one so there'd be two ceremonies (one opening and one closing) rather than four.

But the Paralympians wont then be there for the opening, and the Olympians not there for the Closing.....but the world has changed I suppose...and each group of athletes get one ceremony each!

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36 minutes ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

But the Paralympians wont then be there for the opening, and the Olympians not there for the Closing.....but the world has changed I suppose...and each group of athletes get one ceremony each!

It's just one of hundred of ideas being floated always -- remember 2 stadia for Cermeonies; having the Parade of Athletes in the streets?  Ultimately, they prove impractical and are simply tossed out.   This is another one of those impractical ideas.  Next, please.  

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Olympic organizers to add a local touch to games

Japanese language to determine order of Olympic parade, while Japanese athletes names will appear surname first

The Tokyo Games organizing committee has decided the marching order at next year’s opening ceremony’s parade of nations will be determined using Japanese-language names and Japan’s “50-sound” phonetic order, sources close to the games said Thursday.

The decision to thrust the Japanese language into the spotlight at the iconic parade of athletes was made in the hope of promoting Japan’s culture on the world’s biggest stage when the postponed Olympics start on July 23.

Athletes from participating nations in Japan’s past three Olympics — the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo and the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano — all marched according to English alphabetical order to emphasize international understanding.

Sources said that Tokyo Games organizers decided to use Japanese this time in coordination with the Japanese government and notified each National Olympic Committee of the plan at a meeting earlier this month. Details of the order will be announced sometime before the games.

It has also been decided that Japanese athletes names’ written in the Roman alphabet will appear in Olympic television broadcasts with their surname first, followed by their given name — the same order used when names are written in Japanese.

International Olympic Committee guidelines stipulate that Greece, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics, is the first to march in the parade, while the host country marches last. The remaining countries and regions usually march in alphabetical order according to the host country’s language.

The marching order the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games in Brazil was determined using the Portuguese language, while Korean was employed at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea.

In December 2019, before the Olympics were postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the IOC announced some changes to the traditional marching order for Tokyo, with the Refugee Olympic Team to follow Greece.

In order to promote future Olympics, the IOC wanted the hosts of the next two Summer Games to march at the end. In that way, the 2028 host, the United States, would be followed by 2024 host France before Japan’s team brings the parade to a climactic finish.

Date:Oct 30, 2020

News source:The Japan Times

Link to this article:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/10/30/olympics/japanese-language-olympic-parade/

 

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Date:Oct 30, 2020

News source:The Japan Times

Link to this article:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/10/30/olympics/japanese-language-olympic-parade/

 

oh i don't like the idea of the next two hosts marching at the end. seems silly. what is there to promote? people will watch when the games come along.

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On 11/1/2020 at 9:40 AM, Anthony said:

oh i don't like the idea of the next two hosts marching at the end. seems silly. what is there to promote? people will watch when the games come along.

I think that's a good idea to differentiate. Not everyone watching the ceremony is so maniac or knowledgeable like people in here. Love that there would be some simple welcoming atmosphere for the next host country.

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