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Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic, and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a lens into the city and the country as a whole, the stellar line up of contributors offer hidden insights and new perspectives on the Games. These include city planning, cultural politics, financial issues, language use, security, education, volunteerism, and construction work. The chapters then go on to explore the many stakeholders, institutions, citizens, interest groups, and protest groups involved, and feature the struggle over Tokyo’s extreme summer heat, food standards, the implementation of diversity around disabilities, sexual minorities, and technological innovations. Giving short glimpses into the new Olympic sports, this book also analyses the role of these sports in Japanese society.Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics will be of huge interest to anyone attending the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It will also be useful to students and scholars of the Olympics and the sociology of sport, as well as Japanese culture and society.

Summer Alone (The Summer Series Book 1)

From the best selling author of Summer Unplugged, comes a new series set in the same world. These books can be read as a standalone series. Becca's senior year of high school is approaching and she's tired of being the dorky best friend. Determined to reinvent herself with help from Bayleigh, she plans to spend the summer breaking out of her shell. When Bayleigh gets grounded and sent away for three months, Becca's plans come crashing down before they've even started.Now Becca is alone and can't even talk to Bayleigh on the phone. Not wanting to miss out on the summer before senior year, she takes a job at the local indoor BMX track. The job is fun, her boss is laid back, and the place is packed with hot guys. One of them just might have a crush on her. This may be a summer without her best friend, but it doesn't mean she'll have to spend the summer alone.Don't miss the rest of the series:Summer AloneSummer TogetherSummer ApartSummer ForeverChristmas With You

Porcupines Do Extreme Sports: A Counting Book

Count down from ten to zero with these quirky and adventurous porcupines as they try out a variety of extreme sports!

The Prize

Holly loves to surf. It connects her with her ancestors and her dead father. Surfing changes for her the day she sees Lily ride a wave and they become friends. Together they enter a surfing competition and Holly's goal becomes winning the surfboard that is The Prize.Beautifully illustrated in watercolors. The Prize is a modern introduction to the Japanese Haiku.