The Japan Society

Japan and the Tokyo Olympics

Subject: Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 2
Age: 7-11 years
Resource Type: Presentations / Other

Introduce KS2 students to Japan, Japanese culture and the Tokyo Olympic games using this interactive presentation which includes a short quiz and many fun facts. 

Show students images of Japan as they learn about its location, climate, the 4 main islands, and preparations for the postponed Olympic games. There are accompanying notes for teachers with brief explanations of some aspects of Japanese culture to students (including origami, sumo wrestling, kimono and the popularity of baseball).

This can be used as part of a standalone lesson about the olympics or linked to other lessons about Japan. For a sports themed lesson, also try the Japanese Sports Quiz or give Radio Taiso a go! 


PowerPoint Presentation: The Tokyo Games - PPTX (9.6 MB)
Teacher's Notes: The Tokyo Games Presentation Notes - PDF (420 KB)

Also download our latest activity pack 2020 Tokyo Olympics which is packed with interesting information, quiz, and fun activities for all!

Other resources

Take a look at our Japanese Sports Quiz to learn more about traditional Japanese sports and martial arts (Karate, Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Yabusame, and Sumo). The quiz can used together with the Tokyo Olympics presentation, or as a standalone activity. It is aimed at KS2 and lower KS3 or can be easily adapted for other ages.