The 7th interview is with him. While asking the true meaning of the testimonies of the five people who appeared in this series, we approach “Yasuo Inoue” as a reformer. (To # 7 / # 8 8 times in total)
――The person who carried out the reform has the image of a “rebel”. But Kosei Inoue doesn’t have that at all. At least it didn’t look like that from the outside. But how was it actually? That was the big theme of this interview.
Kosei Inoue (hereinafter referred to as Inoue)I was certainly a reformer, but what I was always aware of was that I would be a balancer. So, when I did something, I went to the Strengthening Committee, the All Japan Judo Federation, and sometimes the TV station, and talked to them many times. I intend to do such work carefully.
――According to Director Suzuki, it seems that the national team has started to go around the team to which he belongs in order to deepen the cooperation himself. I heard that there wasn’t much of that before. I think this is a common sight for national teams in other competitions, but why was it difficult in judo?
InoueThe judo world has a stronger sense of rivalry between universities and companies than you might think. I’m a graduate of Tokai University, but when it came to going to a rival university, it took a lot of energy. There are many invisible walls. It is no exception if it is an all-Japan director. In my case, I couldn’t say such a thing, so I went to the store with the spirit of crushing it. It was indispensable to work together with my affiliation to strengthen it.