National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (NYC)

Partially utilizing the site of the Olympic Village constructed for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (NYC) has been used as an education institution for youth under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology since 1965.


Located 10 minutes from Shinjuku, with both nature-rich Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu nearby, facilities at NYC are used for educational/exchange activities and sporting/cultural activities.


Approximately 1.6M people used this facility in 2004.


The NYC aims to promote youth education and healthy nurturing of youth in Japan. 


Its “activities include the organization of various training courses for young people and persons related to youth education, the promotion of cooperation and links between institutions and groups connected to youth education, and provision of grants to groups engaged in youth education.”


My son volunteered to help special needs youths to learn and play basketball.



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