The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Japan will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in fiscal year 2016.
The world of sports and health in our country has drastically changed over the past quarter century, and I believe this most certainly includes training and exercise.
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the NSCA Headquarters in the United States for providing this wonderful opportunity for us to acquire cutting-edge knowledge and instructional techniques by inviting well-known lecturers from around the world.
I hope all of you will take this opportunity to help shape the future of sports, particularly strength and conditioning, and thereby to facilitate the health and happiness of the people of the world.
Her Imperial Highness Princess Tomohito of Mikasa
President, 5th NSCA International Conference Organizing Committee
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Japan will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016. To mark this special occasion, following extensive deliberations with NSCA Headquarters in the United States, an official decision has been made to hold the NSCA International Conference in Japan. In addition, a mini symposium of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) as well as the regular NSCA Japan Strength & Conditioning Conference 2016 will also be held at the same time, rendering the upcoming conference event of unsurpassed scale.
Sparked by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Japanese people’s interest in exercise and sports is on the rise. In addition, the general public is becoming more and more aware of the fact that exercise is essential not only for longevity itself but for living a healthy life in one’s later years. The concept of “strength and conditioning” is likely to be a key theme in Japanese society from here on outward.
The upcoming conference will feature a number of prominent figures from Japan as well as an elite group from the U.S., Australia, Spain, and the U.K. The likes of this distinguished array of lecturers rarely come together in Japan, and we hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend these dynamic lectures and practical skills sessions in person. Please take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.
Toshio Moritani, Committee Chairperson
5th NSCA International Conference Organizing Committee