What does Shinya mean in the Olympics? The word ‘Shinya’ is a Japanese name and it means “real” or “midnight”.
The 2020 Summer Olympics is an ongoing international multi-sport event held from July 23 to August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
The Olympics Game was originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. However, the event was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to the pandemic still going strong, the event is held behind closed doors and no public spectators are allowed. This is the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled.
Furthermore, Japan went ahead with a state of emergency due to a surge in covid cases. Thus, the Olympic venues in Tokyo Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama, did not permit fans and the public inside the venue.
The Olympics is broadcasted on Channel Seven.
What Does Shinya Mean In the Olympics?
Many fans are wondering about the meaning of ‘Shinya’ in the context of the Tokyo Olympics.
This is a tricky question as there is no one clear answer to it.
According to media week, the viewers will be welcomed to Tokyo Shinya with Andy Maher, Lisa Sthalekar, and Andrew Gaze.
From the context, it seems the Tokyo Shinya is a news program or channel name, which will cover the Olympics Games.
Moreover, many fans on Twitter are using the hashtag #shinya and complaining about it.
One user tweeted ‘Shinya is cringe’, with the hashtag #7Olympics.
Some fans connected the dots between the first and the ongoing Olympics. The first Olympics Games was held in 1964, Tokyo SkyTree Tower was built in 2008, and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka received the Nobel Prize in 2012.
Another user, @JRock_247, said Yoshiki and Nobel prize, winner Shinya Yamanaka collaborated to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Shinya Meaning In Japanese Explained
In Japanese, the word ‘Shinya’ has various meanings.
The word is comprised of two parts; ‘shin’ means real or genuine and ‘ya’ mean also.
Moreover, Shinya is a Japanese given name, usually for males. It is pronounced as ‘Shin-ya’, not ‘Shi-nya’.
Some of the famous personalities named Shinya include professional mixed martial artist Shinya Aoki, professional wrestler Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese voice actor Shinya Otaki, and more.
Another meaning of Shinya (深夜 in Japanese characters) is “midnight” or “very late at night”.