【Myanmar】Japan Sports Agency Commissioned Project International Cultural Exchange Sports Programmes in cooperation with the 15th Judo Japan Cup Cultural Programme co-hosted by the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar and the Myanmar Judo Federation
A special workshop was held for the judo athletes in Myanmar. The instructors were Mr. Kosei Inoue, a former gold medalist in men’s judo (100kg) at the Sydney Olympics and currently the coach for the men’s national judo team, and Mr. Hiroyuki Akimoto, former world champion and currently a special coach for the women’s national judo team. The purpose of the programme was to further enhance judo in Myanmar for the 30th SEA Games 2019, held in the Philippines in November, 2019.
The workshop took place during the 15th Judo Japan Cup co-hosted by the Japanese Embassy in Myanmar and the Myanmar Judo Federation. Junior high school students, judo athletes and national team coaches, and judges received guidance from the instructors on judo techniques as well as the judo concept of “Jita-Kyoei(http://kodokanjudoinstitute.org/en/doctrine/word/jita-kyoei/)” and etiquette. Mr. Inoue and Mr. Akimoto also publicized judo by appearing on a sports promotion television show and other media.
- Time Period
- 19th～22nd Sep, 2019
- Sport/Programme Category
- JAPAN SPORT COUNCIL
- Recipient Organisation
- Myanmar Judo Federation
- Embassy of Japan in Myanmar、All Japan Judo Federation
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 300 persons