Olympic Super Fan Kyoko Ishikawa Keeps Her Spirit For The Games Alive Amid The Pandemic

While many Japanese residents and authorities believe that the games should not go ahead this year, Ishikawa can’t wait to welcome the world to Tokyo.

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January 6, 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic ultimately made 2020 the worst experience for each one of us but the ongoing pandemic could not break the spirit of 51-year-old Kyoko Ishikawa, a super fan of the Olympics. Ishikawa has never missed out on a single season of  Summer Olympics for the past 30 years. And with the new season of Olympics being held in her home city, the Tokyo resident is full of excitement for the games.

While many Japanese residents and authorities believe that the games should not go ahead this year, Ishikawa can’t wait to welcome the world to Tokyo. With her traditional outfit and appearance at every Olympic Games, Ishikawa has become a familiar name in worldwide media and her love for the game is pure and just endless.

Talking about the games, she was quoted saying in an interview, “The power of diversity. The energy of diversity. The Olympics are only three weeks, but within that short period you get a concentrated picture of the whole world.” Ishikawa is a successful businesswoman with her own IT company and she transforms herself into a superfan every four years for the Olympic games.

Meanwhile, the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic is causing chaos in Japan with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stating that he might consider declaring a state of emergency in the greater Tokyo area.

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