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You and your team need to focus on your game. Let us handle the details of your stay in Japan so you can prepare to be your best. We are your on-the-ground problem-solvers now and through the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

Our expert team of long-term expats and internationally-minded Japanese nationals have extensive sports and media experience. Our comprehensive knowledge of Japanese culture and language mean we can help you with all your needs during your stay. Tokyo is where we live; let us help you feel at home.

Your team should feel like it’s the home team.

We know and understand the needs of elite athletes and national broadcasters and the stresses and challenges of international competition. Work with us to ensure all your needs are taken care of. Let us know your specific requests and we will work hard to fulfill them. Let us know your specific requests and we will work hard to fulfill them.

Our team leader, Stephen Fearing has been at six Olympic Games and was a coach for the Japan Olympic Team in 1998 and 2002. He has lived in Japan since the 1990s and has a unique insight into “Home Olympics”.

We are your problem solver on the ground now and through the Tokyo Olympic Games

We provide concierge work in Japan for National Olympic Committee (NOC) or National Sports Association (NSA) members. We can also provide assistance and support for international broadcasters and media personnel. Our services include, but are not limited to:

 

• Out of Village (OOV) Accommodation Sourcing
• Sub-Site Sourcing
• Friends and Family (FAF) Space Sourcing
• Local Procurement Service
• Translation and Cultural Services
• Transport Services
• Planning Visit Coordination Assistance
• NOC and NSA Services/Equipment/Tools/Rentals
• NSA training facilities for upcoming test events and pre-games acclimation
• NSA alternative training facilities
• NOC and NSA catering: provision of secure, healthy, performance-oriented diets
• NOC and NSA event hosting for sponsors
• NOC Fan House
• Team medical needs
• Insurance
• Evacuation planning
• Liaise and coordinate with local and national Japanese broadcasters
• Sponsor and partner support – in-country events and promotions
• Connect with local agencies and representatives
• Broadcast media production support (permitting, location scouting, live shot location, provisioning, etc.)
• Broadcast resource and team outsourcing or recruiting
• Logistics not covered above – let us know what you need!

We are your problem solver on the ground now and through the Tokyo Olympic Games

We provide concierge work in Japan for National Olympic Committee (NOC) or National Sports Association (NSA) members. We can also provide assistance and support for international broadcasters and media personnel. Our services include, but are not limited to:

• Out of Village (OOV) Accommodation Sourcing
• Sub-Site Sourcing
• Friends and Family (FAF) Space Sourcing
• Local Procurement Service
• Translation and Cultural Services
• Transport Services
• Planning Visit Coordination Assistance
• NOC and NSA Services/Equipment/Tools/Rentals
• NSA training facilities for upcoming test events and pre-games acclimation
• NSA alternative training facilities
• NOC and NSA catering: provision of secure, healthy, performance-oriented diets
• NOC and NSA event hosting for sponsors
• NOC Fan House
• Team medical needs
• Insurance
• Evacuation planning
• Liaise and coordinate with local and national Japanese broadcasters
• Sponsor and partner support – in-country events and promotions
• Connect with local agencies and representatives
• Broadcast media production support (permitting, location scouting, live shot location, provisioning, etc.)
• Broadcast resource and team outsourcing or recruiting
• Logistics not covered above – let us know what you need!

The Team

Stephen Fearing

With multiple medal wins at the Olympic level under his belt (as a freestyle skiing coach for Canada, Japan, and Russia), Stephen knows firsthand what a difference it makes to have good local partners on the ground dealing with logistics. With decades of experience travelling to events internationally, Stephen has built an extensive global network and has a deep understanding of elite athlete needs when far from home. Through his work as a home field course planner and IOC liaison for both the 1998 and 2010 Winter Olympics, Stephen also knows what it’s like to work directly with the IOC behind-the-scenes.

Stephen is revered and respected in Japan for coaching Tae Satoya to the nation’s first-ever gold medal in Winter Olympic Games competition in Nagano in 1998.

Stephen has spent 20 years in Japan and speaks fluent conversational Japanese.

Miro Mijatovic

With almost 20 years of experience playing pro and semi-pro basketball in both Australia and Japan, Miro knows competitive sport from the inside. He is the previous owner of the Chiba Badgers, a Japan Basketball League professional team.

Miro has 20 years of experience working as a rep for world class competitors like Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe and for global sports brands like Adidas. His passion for sports and his legal acumen (Miro is a lawyer) served him well in his capacity as a major sporting events promoter (football games and fighting events) in Japan. As the official representative of the Croatian Football Federation for Japan/Korea FIFA World Cup 2002 Miro managed arranged all logistics for Croatian media, HNS (Croatian Football Federation) VIPs and sponsors.

Miro is fluent in Japanese and owns a nation-wide network of hotels, clubs, restaurants, and entertainment facilities.

When not in the city Miro, his wife Kyoko and their two daughters spend as much time as they can in the mountain resort town of Karuizawa.

Takashi Hayashi

A Japanese national, Takashi spent five years living in the USA. Fluent in both English and Japanese, Takashi also speaks the language of sports. A professional skier, Takashi was a member of team GagMan DO (broadcast on Japan TV, TV ASAHI, NIPPON, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kanagawa). He was a translator at the Nagano Olympic Games in 1988 and an MC for the FIS (International Ski Federation) World Cup/FIS Asian Game and is currently involved in planning and developing an exciting new training facility for the JFA (Japan Football Association) just outside of Tokyo. An outdoor sports equipment importer and promoter, Takashi is passionate about outdoor activities and inspiring people to get active beyond the city limits in Japan.

With extensive experience in large-scale operations and logistics (as the owner of five and operator of ten hotels in Japan), Takashi is an expert in supply chain management, staffing, and nation-wide networking and logistics.

A native-level English speaker, Takashi’s enthusiasm for sport is matched only by his creative, outside-the-box problem-solving skills.

Peter Williams

For the past 29 years, Peter has worked in Japan creating and delivering broadcast and digital media content. Peter has been the co-creator, executive-producer, and promoter of many concert events with international artists at major venues in the USA and Japan. He also provides artist and talent representation services to international performers touring in the Asia-Pacific region. As a promoter, Peter has worked with international artists, Japan’s major advertising agencies, and media companies on hundreds of radio, TV and live event projects.

Peter imported and established large-scale audio and video satellite networks in Japan for corporate clients and fully embraces Tokyo’s mandate to make 2020 the Technology Games.

Peter is, or has been, a member and served on the executive of several Japanese business and media organizations (American Chamber of Commerce Japan, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Japan, Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Tokyo American Club).

When not immersed in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo life, Peter and his wife, Hitomi enjoy spending time at their second home in Hawaii. Peter speaks conversational Japanese.

Tom Byer

A household name in Japan, Tom Byer has 30 years of experience as an athlete, coach and media personality. Passionate about soccer, Tom was an Adidas Ambassador for FIFA Japan/Korea 2002 World Cup. With three decades of experience in arranging and participating in sports and media events in Japan and Asia, Tom has a comprehensive understanding of the needs of athletes, their families, and coaching staff.

Tom established a nationwide soccer-development program now operating in schools across Japan and is responsible for establishing the Soccer Starts at Home initiative credited with moving Japan into the international soccer spotlight. He is currently working with the US and Chinese governments to change the way in which soccer is viewed in both nations. Tom is one of those unique individuals equally comfortable viewing the big picture and attending to the smallest datails.

Tom lives in Japan with his wife and children and speaks fluent Japanese.

Peter Judge

As the former Director of Winter Sports, Own The Podium, Canada Peter has just left his post after Canada won 29 medals at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games and 28 medals at the Paralympic Winter Games. A member of the Canadian Skill Hall of Fame, Peter was a member of the Vancouver 2010 Bid Committee. Since 2004 he served as an “A” session member rep with the Canadian Olympic Committee.

An Olympic medal-winner himself, Peter went on to be a five-time winner of the Coaching Association of Canada’s Coaching Excellence Award.Peter has direct experience with more than ten different Olympic sports including a stretch as the CEO for the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, now known as Freestyle Canada.

During his tenure as CEO of that organization, Peter oversaw 16 Olympic medals, 69 World Championship medals and more than 1000 World Cup medals by Canadian skiers.

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