This week, Japan finally gets the Olympics; but what does that really mean for Japan? What does hosting really accomplish for Japan’s image, and how do the games themselves unfold?
Tomizawa, Roy. 1964 – The Greatest Year in the History of Japan.
Abel, Jessamyn R. “Japan’s Sporting Diplomacy: The 1964 Tokyo Olympiad.” International History Review 34, No 2.
Abel, Jessamyn R. “Olympic Diplomacy in a New Japan: The 1964 Tokyo Olympiad.” in The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan’s Global Engagement, 1933-1964.
Here’s the archive of Robert Whiting’s retrospectives on the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.