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YUKIFUMI TANAKA


More than 10 years’ experience dedicated to international sports development, working for a National Federation as well as in sports policy research and advocacy.

Bachelor of Arts in Language and Area Studies of Vietnam, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Certificate in International Sports Leadership, Academy of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tokyo, Japan

LANGUAGES: Japanese, English, Vietnamese

WORK EXPERIENCE
TOTAL YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 13

Research Fellow of Sport Policy Think Tank, Sasakawa Sports FoundationTokyo, Japan

  • Analysed foreign sports policies on environments from grassroots to elite classes including dual career systems for student-athletes and legacy/sustainability of past Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Advocated the “Sport for All” movement with the Japanese Authorities and local municipalities to organise the one-day sport event (Challenge Day) nationwide
  • Published state-of-the-art information regarding sport topics from overseas correspondents in Brazil, Canada, Germany, UK and USA
  • Acted as a liaison with TAFISA (The Association for International Sport for All) headquarters in Germany to prepare for the World Challenge Day event and the world congress in Tokyo

National Team Manager and Project & Competition Coordinator, Japan Equestrian Federation, Tokyo, Japan

  • Extensive involvement in every organisational aspect of both national and international Federation-hosted shows
  • Served for the National Team in two Asian Games, various international competitions and other events
  • Coordinated and controlled the administration and freight for athletes and horses of three Olympic Games and responsible for budget control of each project
  • Negotiated and contracted with a Japanese sporting apparel company
  • Managed website updates and maintenance, enabling easier use of new CRM system by re-designing with the user’s experience in mind
  • Translated the revised International Rules and interpretation of the foreign VIPs into Japanese

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Designed the new scheme to reinforce junior and young athletes toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and beyond
  • Graduated from the Academy of International Sports Leadership established by the Japanese Olympic Committee

SKILLS: Event Management, International relations, Public Relations, Research, VIP Protocol & Hospitality

SPORTS: Equestrian, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Running, Swimming, Yoga

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