The Games of the XXXII Olympiad, or Tokyo 2020, will mark the fourth Olympics event hosted by the nation of Japan. The 1972 (Sapporo) and 1998 (Nagano) Winter Olympic Games were held there, as were the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, which specifically marked an enormously-important event in the modern history of Japan.
Japan’s earning of the bid for the 1964 Summer Games was widely seen as Japan’s opportunity to seek good favor in the eyes of the rest of the world after the devastation of World War II. This also gave the newly-democratic nation a chance to showcase the industrial and technological boom it had undergone over the last two decades.
Now in 2020, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games will be viewed as arguably the grandest ever, with the sporting events scheduled to take place all over the two northern islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. The combined Games will be attended by more than 16,000 athletes who will represent 200+ countries, including many countries with only a single athlete representative. All in all, it is estimated that Tokyo will be host to millions of foreign visitors for the events of the Games.
There will be 33 total sports which will make up the competition in Tokyo 2020. This is five more than the Rio 2016 Olympics, with sports such as skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing, and karate making their official Olympics debut in 2020. The Paralympic Games will consist of 22 sports in total.
The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will run from July 24th – August 9th 2020, while the Paralympic Games will be held August 25th – September 6th 2020.
What does this mean for you as a potential intern? Well as a CRCC Asia participant, you have the chance at the experience of a lifetime – to Intern in Japan during the Tokyo Olympics!
The Tokyo Olympics will no doubt cause a huge accommodation shortage in Tokyo, as many housing options are already completely booked up for the duration of the Games next year. CRCC Asia provides fully-furnished accommodations to all participants on our global internship program, meaning you will not have to worry about finding a place to stay during this busy time while you intern in Japan.
Japan has the third-largest economy in the world, thanks to its massive business, technology, automotive, and engineering sectors. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will surely bring a massive spike into the economy of Japan with tourism expected to reach an all-time high. While you intern in Japan, you can get a first-hand view of your field in a country that is leading the world in innovation, development, and economic gain behind just the US and China.
Japan’s pride for their culture, food, and sports will surely be on display at an all-time high during the 2020 Olympics! As an intern in Japan, you will have the chance to take in all aspects of the country’s rich and unique culture. Sample some “Tokyo 2020” ramen or sushi, see the official mascots Miraitowa and Someity on posters and screens far and wide, and listen to the proud cheers of the Japanese citizens all throughout the country.
By Tyler DeVice