Koichi Wada Professor, Ferris University, Faculty of Global and Intercultural Studies
- Koichi WadaProfessor, Ferris University, Faculty of Global and Intercultural Studies
- He specializes in the history of physical education and sport. Subjects of his research are as follows : 1) pedagogical thought of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, 2) historical relationship between Japanese olympic movement and Coubertin, and 3) history of sport in France. He gives lectures on the Olympic philosophy (Olympism) and its history to university and high school students, athletes who participated in the Olympic or Paralympic Games, teachers and common people.
- Tsukuba University and Kano Jigoro ~ Conquer by Yielding ~
- Kano Jigoro who served as principal of the Tokyo High Normal School for 23 years and a half worked not only on the creation and dissemination of Judo, but also on educational reform, international student education, and promotion of Japanese sports. In addition, as the first Asian IOC committee, he ran around the world and contributed to the promotion of the Olympic Movement. Learning about the wide range of actions and philosophies of Jigoro Kano, find the legacy (heritage) of Kano to the University of Tsukuba.（2018）