In Osaka Prefecture, we will utilize sports as a powerful content for urban attractions, promote sports tourism that combines tourism and culture based on cooperation with sports teams in Osaka, and promote lifelong sports by providing opportunities to enjoy sports. In order to revitalize the local community and economy by also working on, Osaka Prefecture and 16 sports teams in the prefecture, related organizations, etc. will work together on January 16, 2022 to OSAKA SPORTS PROJECT) was established.

At the time of the establishment general meeting of this Osaka Sports Commission (OSAKA SPORTS PROJECT), we held the establishment general meeting and the establishment commemorative event to hold talk shows and sports experiences by athletes for the purpose of interest in sports.

Constituent groups

Osaka Prefecture, Oryx Buffaloes, Gamba Osaka, Celeso Osaka, FC Osaka, Speranza Osaka, Shriker Osaka, Osaka Evesa, Suntory Sunbirds, Sakai blazers, Panasonic Panthers, JT Marvelous, Hanazono Kintetsu Liners, NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes Osaka, Nissay Red Elf, Nippon Paint Mallets , Osaka Ravitz, Osaka Prefectural Sports Association, Osaka Prefectural Sports Association for Persons with Disabilities, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Inaugural meeting

Date and timeSunday, January 16, 2022 from 10:30 to 11:30
placeGrand Front Osaka North Building Tower C 8th Floor Conference Room "Room C01"
  • Approval for establishment of OSAKA SPORTS PROJECT
  • Fiscal 2021 business plan and future plans
  • Lecture "Vitalization of local communities and economy by utilizing sports commissions"
    Representative Director, Japan Sports Tourism Promotion Organization, President, Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
    Munehiko Harada

Establishment commemorative event

Date and time Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 12:30 to 16:00
place Grand Front Osaka North Building 4F "Knowledge Theater"
■ Part 1
  • Opening Dance Performer: Gekko Iinuma (Break Dancer)
  • Athlete Talk Show Performers: T-Okada (Orix Buffaloes), Akira Kaji (Gamba Osaka Special Public Relations Ambassador), Noriyuki Sakemoto (Cerezo Osaka Ambassador), Yu Uchinami (Nippon Paint Mallets)
  • Athlete's autographed premium goods lottery T-Okada's autographed bat, Akira Kaji's autographed Gamba Osaka uniform, etc.
■ Part 2
  • Sports experience event: Struck out (baseball), table tennis experience (table tennis), volleyball experience (volleyball)
  • Virtual sports experience event: Select the first event from the kick target or basket free throw confrontation
  • Teams to participate Gamba Osaka , Cerezo Osaka, FC Osaka, Shriker Osaka, Nippon Paint Mallets, Hanazono Kintetsu Liners, Osaka Lovvits

Governing body

Sports Promotion Division, Culture and Sports Office, Culture Department, Osaka Prefectural Government

Address37F, Osaka Prefecural Government Sakishima Building, 1-14-16 Nanko-kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka 559-8555