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January 24, 2022
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games
Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Results of Surveys on Tokyo Residents’ Involvement in Sports Activities (Quick Report)

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the release of a quick report of the results of the Survey on Tokyo Residents’ Involvement in Sports Activities (conducted in October 2021) and the Survey on the Awareness of Individuals with Impairments about Sports Activities (conducted in June and September 2021). These surveys were conducted to gain a better understanding of the sports participation rate*1 among Tokyo residents, one of the TMG Policy Targets for 2030 set in Future Tokyo: Tokyo’s Long-Term Strategy to effectively develop measures for the promotion of sports.

*1 Sports participation rate: Rate of residents who have been involved in sports and exercise activities once or more per week for the past one year. This survey targeted the one-year period to the date of the survey.

1. Survey Overview

(1)Survey on Tokyo Residents’ Involvement in Sports Activities

  • Subjects/ Period/ Number of Responses
    Individuals aged 18 or older living in Tokyo/ 1 October – 31 October 2021/ 1,716
  • Method of Survey
    Postal service/ internet
  • Major Survey Items
    Sports participation rate, Rate of Tokyo residents interested in Para sports

(2)Survey on the Awareness of Individuals with Impairments about Sports Activities

  • Subjects
    Individuals with impairments aged 18 or older living in Tokyo or individuals living with a family member with impairments
  • Period/ Number of Responses
    [1st Round] 15 June – 21 June 2021/ 1,307  [2nd Round] 13 September – 21 September 2021/ 1,346
    *Figures used for comparison over time are extracted from the 2nd Round.
  • Method of Survey
    Internet
  • Major Survey Items
    Sports participation rate of individuals with impairments

2. Major Points in the Survey Results (Quick Report)

*See the attached “Quick Report Version” (PDF:605KB)for more details. (Japanese only)

Sports participation rate among Tokyo residents: 68.9% (Increased by 8.5% from the previous survey)

Reasons for participating in sports and exercise

  • Health maintenance, Physical strength development 73.8%
  • Lack of exercise 66.2%

Sports and exercise in the past one year

  • Walking, Taking a walk 80.6%
  • Calisthenics 53.6%

(Source: Survey on Tokyo Residents’ Involvement in Sports Activities)

*The survey method used until 2018 was interview. Please note that the survey has been conducted via postal service or internet since 2020.

Sports participation rate of individuals with impairments: 35.4% (Increased by 3.5% from the previous survey)

Reasons for participating in sports and exercises

  • Health maintenance, Physical strength development 65.8%
  • Lack of exercise 48.1%

Sports and exercise in the past one year

  • Walking, Taking a walk 77.2%
  • Calisthenics 27.7%

(Source: Survey on the Awareness of Individuals with Impairments about Sports Activities)

Rate of Tokyo residents interested in Para sports activities*2: 53.0% (Increased by 9.4% from the previous survey)

*2 Rate of Tokyo residents who chose “Very interested in” and “Relatively interested in”.

Reasons for interest in Para sports activities

  • Because I watched the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 68.7%
  • Because I watched live, streamed, or reports of Para sports activities via media 43.3%
  • Because athletes were attractive 21.5%

(Source: Survey on Tokyo Residents’ Involvement in Sports Activities)

3. Other

TMG is analysing the results of both surveys with other survey items and will report between late February and early March 2022.

*Please click here for the original Japanese article.

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

For Sports participation rate:
Coordination Section, Sports Promotion Division
Phone: 03-5320-7723

For Sports participation rate of individuals with impairments:
Para-sports Section, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Division
Phone: 03-5320-7707

For Rate of Tokyo residents interested in Para-sports:
Coordination Section, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Division
Phone: 03-5320-4241

 

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