TOKYO2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games Close - 50th Anniversary Soon. SEISA Embodies The Concept of “KYOSEI - Living Together In Harmony” for the next 100 years
On Friday, September 10th, 2021, the Bhutan Paralympic Team, participating in their first Paralympic Games, returned home safely. It was a historical moment for SEISA and SEISA's efforts for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been successfully completed.
SEISA's full-scale involvement in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games began with the successful bid to host the Games in Japan in 2013.
From the signing of memorandums of understanding with Bhutan, Eritrea and Myanmar for pre-game training camp for the Olympics and Paralympics in Japan, to the development of infrastructure, support for coaching and athlete development, and assistance in the establishment of the Bhutan Paralympic Committee, SEISA is continuing to work to meet the needs of society by creating new ways to achieve these goals. In line with our founding spirit of “Materialize what people from society want, find new paths to achieve what is necessary and accomplish them", we have continued to work towards the realization of a “KYOSEI” society, both in Japan and overseas.
And in the unexpected circumstances of COVID-19, we continued to support our athletes throughout the Games, considering how they could give their all. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the pre-game training camps for both Eritrea and Myanmar, but the Bhutan team was able to participate in the pre-game training camp at SEISA Hakone Campus. In addition to providing full support to the athletes, we also had the opportunity to interact with local children and adults, as well as junior and senior high school students, international students from Bhutan and teaching staff.
Currently, students from Bhutan, Eritrea and Myanmar are studying at SEISA high schools and universities. These students will bring the "KYOSEI" spirit they have learned at SEISA back to their home countries. They are working hard in their studies and sports, aiming to become a bridge between Japan and their home countries in the future. These students were encouraged by the success of their home countries' athletes and were motivated to achieve their goals.
SEISA students and graduates also represented Japan and their home countries at this year's competition. Takeru KITAZONO (Tokushukai Gymnastics Club), a first-year student at SEISA University, won a silver medal in the men's team gymnastics competition, and Yuka UENO, a graduate of SEISA Kokusai High School Kawaguchi, is regarded as the face of women's fencing in Japan. They are looking forward to the Paris Olympics in 3 years time.
SEISA is committed to providing opportunities for students to "Do, See and Support" sports. Not only athletes or players, but also spectators and staffs can learn from the sport. There is a microcosm of society in sport. The achievements of these athletes inspire students, graduates, staff, families and supporters all over the country and lead to the growth of the school as a whole.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games confirmed that SEISA's education starts from the relationship between people and leads to learning. Preparations for the next Olympics and Paralympics Games are already underway. As a school dedicated to the science of KYOSEI, we will continue to run as a pioneer who has embodied KYOSEI for 50 years.