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  • Tokyo 2020 Spokesperson Breaking Down Barriers -- ATRadio


    (ATR) Hikariko Ono, Tokyo 2020 spokesperson, hopes to have an impact on the role of women in more than just planning for the Olympics.

    Hikariko Ono (Tokyo 2020/Shugo Takemi)
    "If I take on this challenge and do my very best as a spokesperson for this organization, I could encourage young women in Japan to participate more actively in society."

    Ono spoke with Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula in her first podcast interview as a spokesperson for Tokyo 2020.

    She discussed her new role and the road ahead for Olympic organizers in the Japanese capital.

    Previously a spokesperson for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Ono accompanied him to the IOC Session in Buenos Aires in 2013 when Tokyo was selected by the IOC.

    Click the SoundCloud link below for ATR's full interview with Hikariko Ono.

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