A founding member of Japan’s heralded national gymnastics team reflects on his journey to Olympic stardom in 1964.
Shuji Tsurumi marveled at the Soviet athletes. Though the 1959 competition in Moscow was limited to college gymnasts, the 21-year-old Tsurumi couldn’t believe the skill, strength and size of his Russian counterparts.Read more...
Architect Kengo Kuma explains why his design for the main stadium at this summer’s Olympics is a departure.
The 10-year-old boy stood transfixed. Staring up at the dramatic, sweeping curves and dynamically suspended roof of the building before him, Kengo Kuma asked his father the name of the futuristic structure’s designer.Read more...
With the Club set to embark on an epochal year, the Club’s representative governor ruminates on being a “good steward of the asset.”
Tokyo resembled one giant construction site at the beginning of 1964. With the opening ceremony of Asia’s first-ever Olympic Games 10 months away, the city was consumed by a frenzy of development.