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22 February 2017, 10am

From 22 February AIMS’ official website is available in Japanese

AIMS launches new Japanese-language site


Among the 410+ members of AIMS spread throughout 110 countries and territories there are 22 in Japan, many of them with more than 10,000 runners participating. By eliminating the language barrier, this new website is expected to bring Japanese runners and worldwide AIMS member races much closer to each other.

The site will provide the Japanese media with AIMS news releases translated from English into Japanese. This will contribute to smoother news distribution in Japan as well as a closer connection between Japanese runners/media and AIMS’ member races around the world.

The AIMS website in Japanese launched at 12 noon in Japan (GMT +9) on 22 February 2017 and complements the AIMS main site in English .

AIMS President Paco Borao comments: “This new Japanese-language website will give AIMS a strong platform to enhance our relations with our members in Japan, other Japanese distance running events, Japanese runners and the media in Japan, all in the Japanese language. It offers the opportunity for Japanese Runners to access over 410 AIMS member races in 110 countries and territories. It will connect our member races with a large audience of Japanese runners who hold a great passion for running and travel.”

AIMS Board Member (also Senior Managing Director of the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF)), Mitsugi Ogata, Ph.D. comments: “I am very pleased that AIMS has taken this step towards communicating directly with the large Japanese running audience. I can see this will have great benefits for Japanese races and runners and the media in Japan as well as AIMS. It is also providing access for millions of Japanese runners to the exciting variety of international running events around the world in AIMS membership.”


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