Sakita, Yoshihiro

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Hokkaido University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Rethinking of Japanese sport history in terms of an analysis of the characteristics of motions in running and jumping captured in historical visual materials
The purpose of this study is to elucidate how Japanese people have improved or enhanced their basic movements such as running and jumping through sports. Specifically, we will quantitatively understand the performance of Japanese Olympians in the pre-war period through the analysis of video materials, and connect the evidence obtained from this analysis with historical considerations from literature and the results of physical theory. Based on the findings, we will attempt to achieve our research objectives and reconstruct the historical image of sports culture in Japan.


I would like to open up a new area of research in sports history and to make it one of the models for research in the humanities.

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