Could radioactive ‘Hide and Seek’ be a sport at the Tokyo Olympics 2020?

With radioactive Cesium 137 (half-life 30.17 years—one of the most biologically hazardous components of radioactive waste and nuclear fallout) leaking out of the crippled Fukushima power plant (thediplomat.com 2013/09/06), a Japanese professor pushing radioactive ‘Hide and Seek’ for the planned Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Japanese professor pushes for Hide and Seek at the Olympics
The Telegraph | 05 Sep 2013
At 64, Yasuo Hazaki admits he may no longer have the speed of an Olympic athlete, but guile is as important an attribute in his chosen sport – competitive hide-and-seek – and he is lobbying for it be included in the 2020 Games. Prof. Hazaki set up the Japan Hide-and-Seek Promotion Committee in 2010 and the organisation has around 1,000 membersmore.

UPDATE: ‘Hide and Seek’ is a fake “weirdo” Japan story!
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10 thoughts on “Could radioactive ‘Hide and Seek’ be a sport at the Tokyo Olympics 2020?”

  1. Japanese professor pushes for Hide and Seek at the Olympics

    my boss circulated this around the office today… what a fucking joke.

  2. As long as the hiders are all under the age of 18, then …

    How about if one of the hiders is under 18 child and the seeker is an underaged geisha?

    Yamamoto_Shoun-Childrens_Games-Hide_and_Seek

  3. “How about if one of the hiders is under 18 child and the seeker is an underaged geisha?”

    Then the competition will revert to the ancient Japanese tradition of stalking. This can include both male –> female stalking, female –> male stalking and finally the all-time favorite foreign male –> Roppongi gal jackhammer dancing style stalking! For more information, please review this bilingual instructional video “How To Be A Stalker In Japan“.

  4. Oops. It was an Olympic game of Tag, not "hide and seek."

    British journalist interviews head of Japanese National Onigokko Association. Translates it into hide-and-seek. Global confusion ensues. (self.japan)
    reddit.com/r/japan 2013Sept12 by fall_ark
    This is a sad story that needs to be told. Here’s the gist of it.Professor Yasuo Hazaki (羽崎泰男) is the head of Japan’s Onigokko Association. A professor specializing in children’s sports and development, he devotes himself to the promotion of a standardized form of the game Onigokko (鬼ごっこ), the Japanese equivalent of the simple game Tag.
    A few days ago, just as Tokyo had landed the 2020 Olympics bid, Hazaki had an interview with a journalist from the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph to speak about his dreams and visions of seeing Onigokko as an Olympic event.The news article translates "Onigokko" into "Hide-and-seek". Media around the world quickly picked up this outrageous story
    The ridiculous notion that Japanese people can play hide-and-seek on a 65ft x 65ft pitch leads to easy jokes of Ninjitsu and other things...more...

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