Tokyo 2020 project

After the great success of the Rio Games of 2016, the Social Gastronomy Movement has plans for the next Games. It is on the Japanese soil, more precisely towards Tokyo, that our focus is turned to.

With the main focus on Dignity and Opportunities, two of the four pillars of the Movement, we have come up with a few potential options on how to make an impact in Japan.

Tokyo, here we come!

 
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“Even sea bream is not delicious when eaten in loneliness”

- Japanese Proverb

 

JAPAN: A FEW NUMBERS

  • DEMOGRAPHY:

    Youth unemployment and aging population

  • MIGRATION:

    Almost nonexistent in Japan only 1.95% according to government figures

  • GENDER INEQUALITY:

    Japan 114th out of 144 countries in terms of gender equality according to the WEF

  • foreign nationals IN JAPAN IN 2018:

    1.6%

  • rEFUGEES APPLICATION ACCEPTED IN 2016:

    0.25%

  • YEARLY AVERAGE POPULATION CHANGE FROM 2020 TO 2050:

    -0.52%


 

OUR PROJECTS

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The Social Gastronomy food truck

MAIN ELEMENTS

  • All the food will be prepared using the principles of Social Gastronomy and integral usage of the ingredient.

  • Storytelling around the concept.

  • Live cooking shows and entertainment program.

  • Creating dialogue around the future of food.

  • Outcome: a cooking book with recipes from the 47 provinces.

DESCRIPTION

During the Torch Relay, from the 20th of March to the 24th of July, a Social Gastronomy food truck will accompany the Olympic flame around the 47 provinces of Japan. After the Relay, during the Games, it will be stationed at the Olympic village. Fusion-food will be prepared in collaboration between local Japanese and international guest chefs.


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The HUBs’ food trucks

DESCRIPTION

During the Torch Relay, from the 20th of March to the 24th of July, a fleet of food trucks representing different countries will accompany the Olympic flame around the 47 provinces of Japan. After the Relay, during the games, they will be stationed at the Olympic village. Each food truck will be lead by a Social Gastronomy Hub from around the world. Fusion-food will be prepared in collaboration between chefs from the Hubs’ country and local Japanese chefs.

MAIN ELEMENTS

  • All the food will be prepared using the principles of Social Gastronomy.

  • Storytelling around the concept, telling the story of every country and their relationship with Japan.

  • Live cooking shows and entertainment program.

  • Outcome: a cooking book with recipes from the 47 provinces & a documentary on the journey.

 

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A table for all

MAIN ELEMENTS

  • The tables will be designed by a Japanese artist.

  • The production of the tables recycling the bottles will be done in collaboration with TriCiclos.

  • Gamify the concept: the person recycling has a chance to win a seat at the final dinner.

  • After Olympic games: auction for the tables, the funds go to a local Social Gastronomy Hub to incubate its operation post the Games.

  • Billboard announcing the tons recycled daily and the number of tables produced.

  • All the food will be prepared using the principles of Social Gastronomy.

  • Storytelling around the concept.

DESCRIPTION

Recycling during the games. Within the Olympic village, we will set up recycling bins. All the plastic and aluminum recycled will be transformed into tables. On the closing day of the Games, we will hold a dinner served on the tables recycled during the Games. The food will be provided by our food trucks.

 

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Leaving a legacy

The creation of a new Hub

 

THE TOKYO HUB

On top of the different projects mentioned above, the Social Gastronomy Movement plans on leaving a legacy to the Games of Tokyo. During the event, the newly edified Hub will present SDG related events, panels and dialogues, focusing on the challenges Japan is facing. It will also present arts and entertainment programs, feed the future through Social Gastronomy and deliver unique Gastronomy experiences.

Once the Games will be over, the Tokyo Hub will remain, becoming one more element added to the 11 previously created Hubs, and bringing the Social Gastronomy Movement one step closer to its 2021 goal: 40 Hubs. It will continue to feed the people in need committing to our 4 pillars.

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