The 4th is a testimony of Kaori Yamaguchi (Professor of Physical Education, University of Tsukuba / Former JOC Director) who was a bronze medalist of the Seoul Olympics Women’s Judo and accompanied Inoue’s participation in the Sydney and Athens Olympics as a women’s strengthening coach. Yamaguchi describes Inoue as follows. A man who coexists with “the place where he is missing” and “the talent of the game master”. (To # 4 / # 1, # 2, # 3 8 times in total)
――Mr. Yasuo, who was a player, had a rather foolish image, and when he became the national coach at the young age of 34, I honestly wondered what happened. At that time, Mr. Yamaguchi also said, “It’s too early.”
Yamaguchi (below, Yamaguchi)At that time, I had just become a deputy director of Tokai University, and I had almost no experience as a director. However, this may be a result theory, but since I do not have something like “what is a director”, I could rely on someone to leave the training field to Mr. Okada (Takashi). I think it’s. Until now, the image of a leader in the judo world has been the lord of one country and one castle. A strong type was required. Follow me silently. When you do something, just one word, “do it”. But in the case of Yasuo, the stance was “I’m thinking of trying something like this, but what do you think?”
–Mr. Ebinuma (Masashi) said that what surprised Mr. Yasuo most when he became the director was that he was asked “How was it?” After the first international match. As a listener, I was surprised that Mr. Ebinuma was surprised at that. I wondered if the judo world was such a pre-modern world until recently.
YamaguchiThe director isn’t usually talkative. About “go” and “do”.
–Mr. Hidehiko Yoshida also said that the leader only said “do it”.