UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and Snow Culture
IAY will be invited as guest speaker at the "World Tourism Conference on Snow and Culture", which will be held by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Yamagata Prefecture in February 2018. The IAY will appeal Yukigassen's sportive attractiveness, its history and past efforts to the conference's participants gathering from around the world.
■Event Date: Feb 1-3, 2018
■For more information and event programming, please view Official Website of UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and Snow Culture.
Yukigassen As A Global Sport
The international Yukigassen community came together in February 2013 to establish the International Alliance of sport Yukigassen (IAY). Among it's goals, IAY aims to improve the standard of competition and to promote the development of sport yukigassen worldwide.
Since the sport first began at the foot of Mt. Showa Shinzan (Hokkaido, Japan), Yukigassen has developmented into a competitive sport with tournaments and events around the world.
Today, IAY is comprised of member organizations from the following countries: Japan, Finland, Norway, Russia, Holland, Sweden, Belgium, Australia, Canada and USA.
Honarary President Seiko Hashimoto/Japan
President Yuji Ano/Japan
Secretary-General Tadashi Iori/Japan
Executive Board Member
Ari Pöyliö/Finland, Ky MacMaster /Canada, Jacqui Whitby/Australia,
Shinichi Osanai, Tsutomu Matsumooto, Tatsuya Masaki, ,
Ichiro Matsushita, Kazuya Kobayashi, Makoto Nishimoto/Japan
Takahiro Yamamoto, Rikizo Asakawa
Auditor Kenkichi Fukui/Japan
Chairman:Ichiro Matsushita/Japan Vice-Chairman: Takahiro Yamamoto/Japan
ConstitutionApplication formApplication form
Honarary President / Mrs. Seiko Hashimoto's Profile
Mrs. Hashimoto is a Japanese Diet member who was formerly a speed skater and track cycling sprinter. She has the most Olympic appearances of any Japanese athlete, representing her native country in four consecutive Winter Olympics from 1984 to 1994 and in three consecutive Summer Olympics from 1988 to 1996.
And now, she serves as following post,
Senior Executive Board members of Japan Olympic Committee
Japan Olympic team’s leader in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympic
President of the Japan Skating Federation
Mrs. Hashimoto is a poster girl for the Winter sports in Japan, and makes a considerable contribution to the growth of sports Yukigassen as the “Honorary President” of Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen Executive Committee over many years.
International Alliance of sport Yukigassen
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The 10th IAY Executive Board Meeting（Oct.29.2017）
Agenda The Business plan and badget for the 2017-18 term, Approval and election of officers
2017/18 ShowaShinzan International Yukigassen Laws of the GameAgendaResolution
The 9th IAY Executive Board Meeting（Apr.29.2017）
Agenda Election to the Honorary President of IAYResolution
The 8th IAY Executive Board Meeting（Nov.19.2016）
Agenda Approval of Yukigassen ChinaAgendaResolution
The 7th IAY Executive Board Meeting（Nov.5.2016）
Agenda The Business plan and badget for the 2016-17 term, Approval and election of officers
2016/17 ShowaShinzan International Yukigassen Laws of the GameAgendaResolution
The 6th IAY Executive Board Meeting（Oct.16.2015）
Agenda The Business plan and badget for the 2015-16 term, Approval and election of officers
2015/16 ShowaShinzan International Yukigassen Laws of the GameAgendaResolution
The 5th IAY Executive Board Meeting（Nov.10.2014）
Agenda The Business plan and badget for the 2014-15 term, Approval and election of officers
2014/15 ShowaShinzan International Yukigassen Laws of the GameAgendaResolution
The 4th IAY Executive Board Meeting（May.23.2014）
Agenda Approval of Yukigassen Thailand AgendaResolution
The 3rd IAY Executive Board Meeting（Oct.25.2013）
Agenda The Business plan and badget for the 2013-14 term,
Approval and election of officers AgendaResolution
The 2nd IAY Executive Board Meeting（Jun.18.2013）
Agenda 2013/14 ShowaShinzan International Yukigassen Laws of the Game Resolution
Overseas Department Meeting（Feb.22-24.2013）