Keio University has concluded a partnership agreement with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to promote educational initiatives on the Olympics and stimulate opportunities by leveraging its various resources to ensure the success of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In addition to providing facilities for the use by the British Olympic and Paralympic teams at the pre-Games preparation camps, the university will work to deepen exchange in areas other than sports, such as research, education, history, culture, and the arts. It will also enable us to make contributions to both the regional and international communities.
Hiyoshi Campus (Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall, Athletics Field, Mamushidani Gymnasium, others) and sports facilities in the Shimoda area
Keio University has both a long history of ties with the UK, and steadfast exchange with many universities and institutions today. Every year in November, it jointly hosts the Experience Japan Exhibition (Japan study abroad fair) with the British Council in London, where it fields booths alongside other Japanese universities and Japanese language schools. This event is attended by many people, with high school and university level students in the UK and Europe making up a large number of the visitors.
Many current and former students of Keio University have appeared at the Olympic and Paralympic Games to date. Keio alumnus Ichiya Kumagai took part in the tennis event at the 7th Olympic Games in Antwerp in 1920, the second Games at which Japan competed, becoming the first person to take home a medal for Japan. Keio students have since had showings in many events at the Games, with Ryota Yamagata, a graduate of the Faculty of Policy Management, among the younger competitors who have made their mark in recent years.