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Sports Management Worldwide Launches Japan Operations

August 9, 2008

Gunma, Japan — Renowned online education service Sports Management Worldwide will officially begin operations in Japan on July 15 with the launch of its Japanese-language Web site (www.smwwjapan.com), SMWW Japan Operations manager Willy Badger announced on July 12th.

Sports Management Worldwide, which is based in the United States, was founded in 2003 by Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, who created the first ever online sports career training company with a mission to educate and mentor future sports business executives. SMWW trains thousands of students every year for sports business careers in more than 100 countries.

SMWW will offer its first online course for Japanese students beginning on Sept. 22. The Japanese Baseball Expert Course will feature experts from the field of journalism and pro sports and help Japanese-speaking students get closer to starting a career as a:

Team interpreter for the MLB and NPB
Sports tour guide
Individual player expert
Merchandiser for pro sports teams in Japan and throughout the world
Translator for a variety of sports-related companies

The Japanese Baseball Expert Course will have Japanese-speaking students select the field in which they wish to gain expertise and guide them on their journey to finding a new career in sports.
On completion of the course, the student’s names and profiles will be added to SMWW’s sports database, which will be available to sports teams in North America, Japan and the rest of the world. Teams can search for qualified Japanese candidates for a variety of roles they may be seeking to fill.

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