• Sanada Hisashi 
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Director of and professor in the Department of Physical Education at the University of Tsukuba. Earned his master’s degree in health and sport sciences at the University of Tsukuba and his PhD in human sciences. Specializes in sports anthropology with a research focus on Olympic-related historical anthropology and the life and thought of Kanō Jigorō. Is a member of the Culture and Education Commission of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Lafcadio Hearn and the Lessons of Jūdō: Leveraging an Opponent’s Strength2017.02.08

The writer Lafcadio Hearn helped to introduce jūdō to the world after encountering the martial art through his friendship with its founder, Kanō Jigorō. Hearn was captivated by the jūdō principle of making use of an opponent’s strength. He saw this martial art as a reflection of how Japan was able to flexibly assimilate the strengths of foreign cultures.

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