Pride House Tokyo will hold a seminar on the theme of “fair and fair categorization of sports”! We will discuss fair and equitable participation opportunities for all athletes, including transgender people, with domestic and international experts.

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Pride House Tokyo will hold a seminar on the theme of “fair and fair categorization of sports”! We will discuss fair and equitable participation opportunities for all athletes, including transgender people, with domestic and international experts.
Keynote by Joanna Harper, transgender athlete researcher at
Loughborough University (UK), in partnership with the international organization Women Sport International. We will share the latest data with you.

The voluntary organization “Pride House Tokyo” consortium will hold an online seminar on November 4th with the theme of “fair and fair categorization of sports” in collaboration with the general
incorporated association SDGs in SPORTS. We will deliver accurate information on the latest discussions on the setting of standards for fair and just competition categories, including overseas experts, and from the perspective of medical and scientific knowledge and human rights considerations, transgender athletes and DSD (Differences of Sex Development: sexuality). Create an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the participation opportunities of athletes with various differences in differentiation).
Background of the event
In November 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a “fair, inclusive and non-discriminatory IOC framework based on gender identity and gender diversity”. With this announcement, the standards for the categories in which transgender athletes and female athletes with hyperandrogenism can participate will be based on scientific evidence, without violating human rights, and based on the characteristics of each sport. It was become a thing.
Also, in June this year, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) announced the eligibility criteria for transgender women in the women’s category, following the success of transgender female swimmer Leah Thomas, who competes for the National Collegiate Athletic Administration (NCAA) in the United States. I have provided a policy on As part of the new policy, FINA has passed a working group to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in female categories and to consider “open categories” in which transgender athletes can compete. In order for transgender women to be eligible to compete in women’s events, they must be able to prove that they have never experienced male puberty under the conditions required by FINA. In response to this decision, the International Federation of Sports Medicine issued a statement that “FINA’s decision violates the Olympic Charter.”
In this way, various discussions have taken place internationally regarding the eligibility of transgender athletes and female athletes with hyperandrogenism, and new policies have been announced. In Japan, where many athletes are active both in Japan and overseas and will host many international competitions in the future, it is necessary to deliver correct information and hold dialogues about fair and just opportunities for all athletes to participate. Thinking about it, I was able to hold this seminar.
Seminar overview
Date and time: November 4, 2022 (Friday) 20:00-21:30 (Japan time) *End time is subject to change without notice. note that.
■ Location: Online
■ Participation fee: Free
– Sports officials (sports organization officials, coaches, club staff, etc.) – Media personnel
– In addition, anyone interested in the theme can participate. ■ Application form:
◎For general participants: ◎ Media coverage application:
* Application deadline: Until Thursday, November 3, 2022
■ Contents
◆20:00-20:05 Opening
◆20:05-20:30 Keynote speech (25 minutes)
— Joanna Harper
(Loughborough University, Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow in the Performance of Transgender Athletes)
◆20:30-20:45 Q&A (15 minutes)
◆20:45-21:25 Panel discussion (40 minutes)
— Joanna Harper
(Loughborough University, Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow in the Performance of Transgender Athletes)
―Kyoko Kuda
(Professor, Faculty of Sports Science, Chukyo University)
―Fumino Sugiyama
(Director of Pride House Tokyo / Co-Representative Director of NPO Tokyo Rainbow Pride / Director of Japanese Olympic Committee) ―Jana Matsumoto
(Athletic performance coach/Y.S.C.C. Yokohama)
◆21:25-20:30 Closing
*On the day of the event, Ms. Tomoko Wada, Chairperson of the Women’s Committee of the International Triathlon Union and Managing Director of the Japan Triathlon Union, will share information about the discussions at the International Triathlon Union.
* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation and sign language interpretation will be provided.
*Contents are subject to change without notice.
■ Related organizations
Organizer: Pride House Tokyo, General Incorporated Association SDGs in SPORTS Cooperation: Women Sport International, Japanese Olympic Committee Operation: Pride House Tokyo Athlete Transmission Team (Planning and operation: S.C.P. Japan)
Grant: The Nippon Foundation
About Pride House Tokyo
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as an opportunity, this project was launched with the aim of broadening understanding of LGBTQ+.・We are divided into eight teams with individual themes: archiving, wellness support, athlete communication, festivals/sporting events/volunteering, creating a place to belong, creating a structure, and a legacy management team, and planning collaborative
programs.・Implemented. On October 11, 2020, we opened and operate Japan’s first large-scale permanent comprehensive LGBTQ+ center called “Pride House Tokyo Legacy” near Shinjuku Gyoen Station.
Official homepage:
What is “Pride House Tokyo Legacy”?
“Pride House Tokyo Legacy” operates under the concept of creating a safe and secure place where people of all genders are respected. We aim to create a society where everyone can live in their own way. Official homepage:
What is the “Pride House Tokyo” Consortium?
“Pride House Tokyo” works together with NPOs and individuals engaged in LGBTQ+ and social-related activities to “disseminate information on education and diversity,” “culture, history, archives,” “wellness support,” “disseminate information on athletes,” “festivals, sports events, and volunteer activities.” We are divided into 8 teams with individual themes: ”creating a place to live”, ”creating a system”, and ”legacy management team”, and planning and implementing
collaborative programs.
(*In alphabetical order / as of April 2022)
■Groups/individuals (total: 25 groups/6 individuals)
◎NPO akta
◎General Incorporated Association S.C.P. Japan
◎ NPO Etick
◎ NPO Colorful Change Lab
◎Certified NPO Good Aging Yells
◎NPO Green Bird
◎ Southern Books PRIDE Series
◎ Voluntary group Sign Language Friends
◎Sports & Life Promotion Foundation
◎NPO Tokyo Rainbow Pride
◎ Voluntary Group Reading Salon
◎Voluntary organization Nijiiro Family
◎ NPO Japan HIV Positive Network Jump Plus (JaNP+)
◎NPO Corporation School to Connect Hearts
◎ Voluntary organization Proud Futures
◎Fruits in Suit Japan
◎Authorized NPO Place Tokyo
◎ Voluntary organization Magneme no Kai
◎University Diversity Alliance
◎ Authorized NPO ReBit
◎ NPO Rainbow Community coLLabo
◎NPO Rainbow Soup
◎ Voluntary group Rainbow Tokyo Kita Ward
◎ NPO Rainbow Reel Tokyo
◎ Tomoya Asanuma
◎Jun Araki
◎ Fuminori Kobuki
◎Shuhei Taguchi
◎Asao Tokoro
◎ Maya Yamagata
■ Companies (total: 21)
◎ Accenture Japan Ltd.
◎Nomura Holdings, Inc.
◎EY Japan
◎NTT Group
◎Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
◎DAZN Japan Investment LLC
◎ Oracle Corporation Japan
◎Coca-Cola Japan Co., Ltd.
◎Panasonic Operational Excellence Co., Ltd.
◎P&G Japan LLC
◎Visa Worldwide
◎Hinomaru Kotsu Co., Ltd.
◎Fujitsu Limited
◎ Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
◎Meiji Co., Ltd.
◎Asahi Group Japan Co., Ltd.
◎ ASICS Corporation
◎Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
◎ Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
◎ Nippon Life Insurance Company
◎Hodaka Co., Ltd.
■Embassies (total: 20)
◎Embassy of Iceland in Japan
◎Embassy of Ireland in Japan
◎U.S. Embassy in Japan
◎Embassy of Israel in Japan
◎Australian Embassy in Japan
◎Embassy of Austria in Japan
◎ Delegation of the European Union to Japan
◎Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan
◎Embassy of Canada in Japan
◎Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
◎Embassy of Sweden in Japan
◎Embassy of Spain in Japan
◎Embassy of Denmark in Japan
◎Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan
◎Embassy of New Zealand in Japan
◎Embassy of Norway in Japan
◎Embassy of Finland in Japan
◎Embassy of France in Japan
◎Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Japan
◎Embassy of Mexico in Japan
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