Olympic Champion Plays Japan

Check out these videos to get some travel inspiration for your visit during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games!
An Olympic champion visits Japan and immerses himself in the country’s lush nature, rich heritage, and state-of-the-art wonders. How do these experiences affect his mind, body, and spirit? Join him on his journey!

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Ashton Eaton PLAYS JAPAN

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Behind the scenes of Olympic Champion's introduction to Japan | JNTO

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Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton is an American decathlete. He holds the world record in indoor heptathlon, and has clinched gold medals in Olympic Games London 2012 and Rio 2016.
As a top-class athlete, Eaton is devoted to his mental and physical training, and was naturally drawn to Japan.
Join him as he visits Tokyo, Kyoto, and Shiga to experience the spirit of Japan.

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Zhang Peimeng PLAYS JAPAN

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Zhang Peimeng

Zhang Peimeng is a track and field sprinter from Beijing. He formerly held the Chinese national record for the 100-meter sprint, and appeared in Olympic Games Beijing 2008 as well as London 2012. Even after retiring as a runner, he has been taking up new challenges such as Skeleton racing in the Winter Olympic Games.
Zhang has loved Japanese animation ever since he was child and often spends his vacations in Japan.
Join him as he visits the landscapes of Kyushu, and experiences a fusion of new and old Japan.