Update and Legacy of Oceania House at the Tokyo Olympics

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Oceania House in Takeshiba Harbour, Tokyo has been cancelled.

The committee was proud of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into in 2019 between the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and (Japan Pacific Islands Association (JAPIA) as the host organisation for the event, as well as of all the work done by all of our partners. It was anticipated that more than 15,000 people per day would visit the site, with demonstration sports, tourism presentations, food, crafts, cultural dance, music and art performances, and interactive social media activations.

It is hoped that the template for Oceania House -Takeshiba Harbour will serve as a template for future events in Japan – and elsewhere! – celebrating Oceania sport, tourism and culture.

A special thank you to the taskforce members:

Antoine Boudier – Vanuatu
Lorraine Mar- Fiji
Meli Cavu – ONOC
Hugh Graham – Cook Islands
Jim Tobin – Federated States of Micronesia
Len Olender – OSA
Ethan Lake – American Samoa
Melinda Avosa – Solomon Islands
Tuiaana Magele Ed Imo – American Samoa
Sir John Dawanincura– Papua New Guinea
Allan Kalfabun – Vanuatu
Yoshio Matsushito – JP Style, Tokyo

Thank you to everyone who helped with this project, and we look forward to Oceania House – Paris! 


For more information, please contact:
Len Olender