Japanese Ambassador to Ghana Mr Kaoru Yoshimura
Japanese Ambassador to Ghana Mr Kaoru Yoshimura

Series of events have been lined up from the last Friday of October when the Ambassador hosts a dinner with some dignitaries and officials of the state of Ghana and a cross section of the media.

Japanese Ambassador to Ghana Mr Kaoru Yoshimura
Japanese Ambassador to Ghana Mr Kaoru Yoshimura

According to Dennis Kweku Moore, Media Consultant to the Japan Embassy in Ghana, there would be cinema shows at the Silver Bird (Accra Shopping Mall) and the Mensvic Grand Hotel where a demonstration exercise will take place.

During his appearance on the GTV Breakfast Show, the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Kaoru Yoshimura urged Ghanaians to earn much about Japan and their culture and sports activities, like Kendo a new martial art that is gaining roots.

Razak Abugri the SWAG award winner for Judo pleaded with the media to promote Judo and other less know sports, so that they are also known like soccer and basketball.

As part of the Japan Week Celebrations, the Ghana Karate Association in partnership with the Japan Embassy will organize the third edition of the Japanese Ambassador’s Cup competition billed for November 7-8 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The two-day championship organized annually as part of activities for the celebration of the Japan Anniversary will witness participants engaging in Karate, Judo and Kendo demonstrations with attractive prizes at stake.
The event, which is open to children aged 10-16 seeks to put the karatakas in shape and top form for future competitions.

Melvin Brown, President of the Ghana Karate Association said the competition targets about 150 athletes who will compete for honors.

“There are special prizes for winners and best or outstanding performers ” he added.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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