Baseball Legend Ralph Bryant Visits Setagaya School

Nippon Professional Baseball legend Ralph Bryant spoke with students and parents in Setagaya and conducted a baseball practice session under the rubric of the Embassy’s “Go For Gold” program. In the U.S., Bryant played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but his popularity in Japan stems from his days playing for the Kintetsu Buffaloes. Former San ...
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Olympic Champion Katie Ledecky Promotes “Go for Gold” in Japan

It was all smiles this week when Katie Ledecky held a clinic for young Japanese swimmers at a pool in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward, which is the official host town for Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Currently a student athlete at Stanford University, Ledecky’s success in the pool makes her a natural partner for ...
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Ambassador William “Bill” Hagerty Launches “Go for Gold”

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty attended Sports Day event at Sugekari Elementary School, Meguro, Tokyo, with his family and Tokyo Governor Koike. At the event, Ambassador Hagerty kicked off the Embassy’s signature Olympics-related school outreach initiative, the “Go for Gold” campaign, in conjunction with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Board ...
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“Go for Gold” Campaign Reaches Out to Students

The Embassy has launched its “Go for Gold” campaign in conjunction with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Board of Education as part of the Olympic/Paralympic education program called the “Global Friendship Project.” The Embassy will engage up to 240 public schools and approximately 150,000 students through 2020. “Go for Gold” is an opportunity for schools and ...
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