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Destination Tokyo

Groupe BPCE, a partner of the French Olympic & Paralympic Team and direct sponsor of nearly seventy athletes competing in Tokyo, in Tokyo, played its role to the full, along with its companies and employees, as one of the foremost supporters of French athletes throughout the Games.

Groupe BPCE, proud of its athletes' performance

Groupe BPCE and its companies (Banque Populaire, Caisse d'Epargne, Natixis, Banque Palatine, Crédit Coopératif, Casden Banque Populaire, and Oney) are proud to have supported the French delegation in Tokyo and, more particularly, a group of 70 individual athletes and para-athletes.

We would like to congratulate all the medal-winning athletes and para-athletes for their outstanding performances. During this summer replete with thrills and sporting achievements, out of 87 medals won by French competitors in the Olympic & Paralympic Games, more than 40% were claimed by Olympians and Paralympians supported by Groupe BPCE companies.

Sailing and surfing (sports sponsored by Banque Populaire) along with handball and basketball (supported by the Caisse d'Epargne) saw their teams compete brilliantly in Tokyo.  Sailing confirmed its good performance by bringing home three medals. Handball brought home two gold medals, and basketball also claimed two medals: silver and bronze.

Groupe BPCE celebrates its athletes!

Louis-San’s advice to the French Olympic & Paralympic Team

To help the French Olympic & Paralympic Team to discover the subtleties and intricacies of Japanese culture before setting off for Tokyo, Groupe BPCE asked Louis-San, a famous young Franco-Japanese YouTuber, to produce a web series of seven light-hearted episodes.

Akihabara, the high-tech district of Tokyo

For this last episode of his series revealing the secrets of Japanese life and culture, Louis-San takes us on a tour of an iconic district of Tokyo between "tradition and modernity".

On a virtual tour of Tokyo

Louis-San, who is also present in Japan, takes the athletes of the French delegation on a virtual tour of the historic district of Asakusa.

Discovering traditional Japanese sports!

The subject of this fifth episode is traditional Japanese sports such as sumo wrestling, kendo, judo, or karate. However (and this may seem surprising!), one of the most popular sports in Japan is baseball!

Cultural differences between France and Japan

In this new episode, Louis-San tells the athletes about the main differences between French (and Anglo-Saxon) culture and Japanese culture… Our athletes will have a lot of surprises in store!

Eating in Japan: a gastronomic guide!

In this episode, Louis-San talks about his favorite area of expertise – Japanese cuisine – revealing some of its most closely guarded secrets to our French athletes…

How to behave politely in Japan…

In this second episode, to help the French team avoid committing the slightest faux pas, Louis-San reviews the behavior that our athletes should (or should not!) adopt in Tokyo. And, thanks to his advice, everything will be fine!

Some basic Japanese

This first episode provides a few rudiments of the Japanese language to ensure our athletes are polite, can ask for basic essentials and, above all, don't make any linguistic faux pas!

The Groupe BPCE and Sport