A bill promoting anti-doping activity across all sports was enacted at a plenary session of the House of Councilors, Japan, on Wednesday 13 June 2018.
This legislation establishes a legal framework for anti-doping measures, something which has been called for globally, and will boost anti-doping activities in Japan.
This legislation also will make it possible for the Japan Anti-Doping Agency, the Japan Sport Council and public authorities to share information and implement anti-doping measures more effectively.
With the help of related parties, we will continue our best effort to prepare for a Tokyo 2020 Games where athletes can compete on a level playing field.
Please find below a comment from Yoshiro Mori, President of The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games:
“Today, an amendment bill forming part of an act incorporating special measures for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Rugby World Cup 2019 was enacted at a plenary session of Japan's House of Councilors.
The resulting inclusion of special measures in the Japanese Radio Law and in current national legislation governing public holidays takes into account the likely impact of the Opening Ceremony on people's schedules, and is a significant step towards the smooth implementation of the Tokyo 2020 Games. We would accordingly like to express our gratitude to everyone who has worked on this legislation.
We will continue to work with all related parties with the aim of hosting a smooth and safe Games.”