The first modern Olympic games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. Modern sporting events, as we think of them, first gained wide popularity in Europe and the United States around the middle of the 19th century. Western sports came to Japan after the Meiji Restoration (1868) and spread rapidly. In 1912, at the fifth Olympiad, Japan participated in the Olympic Games for the first time. In 1906, around the time modern sporting events began to gain real acceptance in Japan, MIZUNO was founded as MIZUNO Brothers Ltd."In the century since, MIZUNO has worked steadily toward the development of sports in Japan and throughout the world. In the history of civilization, the last 100 years has marked an age of a rise in sports-through war, conflict and the vicissitudes of politics and economics. It has been a time in which sports have played a role of immeasurable importance to humanity. While tracing the steps that MIZUNO has left in the sporting world over the last century, we wish to look at the vital role that sports have played in society and the decisive role they can play in the future.