Sport plays an important role in promoting international exchange and mutual understanding beyond borders, language and race. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes an effort to promote understanding and trust toward Japan and to cultivate Japanophile through international exchange in sports field, especially traditional sports such as Judo, Kendo and Karate. And also, the Ministry supports activities to host large scale international sport games such as the Olympic Games and the Soccer World Cup.
- Foreign Minister Kono hosted a gathering at the Tokyo Race Course on the occasion of the Victoria Mile (May 16, 2019)
- Panel of Experts on Strengthening Sport Diplomacy
- Statement by H.E. Mr. Kazuo Kodama, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan, on Item 68(c): Human rights situations, Third Committee, Sixty-Fifth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (October 2010)
- Ceremony to Commission Mr. Sadaharu Oh as "Baseball Ambassador" (February 2009)