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Local Initiatives2020 Venue

[Part 1] Izu City’s diversity, inclusion efforts given boost by Tokyo Games

The Izu Velodrome has a somewhat extraterrestrial appearance. Set amid lush woodland on the outskirts of Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, with Japan’s iconic Mt. Fuji forming a majestic backdrop, the glistening silver domed structure resembles some spaceship from a sci-fi film readying to spin off into the stratosphere. Echoes of this futuristic facade can be found even among the more mundane features of the stadium, which …

Culture/Tourism/Food2020 Venue

[Part 1] Izu gears up for cycling at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Strapping on helmets and switching on our ebikes, we set off along the banks of the Kanogawa River in Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, on a leisurely ride that takes in verdant, mountain-backed scenery, wasabi paddies and fishermen thigh-deep in the river casting their lines for ayu sweetfish. On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Fuji – one of about 30 views of Japan’s sacred …

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