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Sakai, who was born in Hiroshima on the day the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city, holds the Olympic torch next to Greek actress Aleka Katselli during a rehearsal for the opening of the Olympic Games

Tokyo 64 (magazine ad) and Peace (packaging) were Japanese cigarette companies that used the Olympics to brand their cigarettes as respectable products of peace and excellence. Peace launched an Olympics promotional sweepstake where every consume…

The inaugural Women's Volleyball Tournament in the Summer Olympic Games was held during Olympic Games of Tokyo, from October 11 to October 23, 1964. Japan won the gold medal, with the Soviet Union and Poland taking silver and bronze, respectively.

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1964 Tokyo Olympics -- The Blue Impulse acrobatic team of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force form five colored smoke rings, each measuring 1,800 meters in diameter, over the stadium at an altitude of 3,000 meters at the end of the opening ceremony.…
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