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The Embassy of Japan in Zambia hosted the third Japanese Ambassador’s Karate Cup in the Republic of Zambia in association with the Martial Arts Federation Zambia on 28th and 29th September, 2013 at the National Sport Development Center (NASDEC).


The event brought together more than 100 Karatekas who competed in both the Semi-Contact and the Full-Contact categories, demonstrating their highly skilled abilities. Those in attendance included Karatekas from Kyokusin-kan, Shouto-kan, Dento-kan, Gouju-ryu and Asiwara-karate.


President of Zambia Martial Arts Federation, Mr. Simba Mangaba attended the event and delivered an address. Also, H.E. Mr. Akio Egawa, Ambassador of Japan to Zambia delivered an address and awarded medals to the finalists.


Although the number of Karate players is small, over 2,000, but it is still expected to enhance mutual understanding by expanding the relationship between Japan and Zambia through Karate.


To read the speech by Ambassador Egawa, please click here.


           Participating Children                         Karate Game

    Award from Mr. Egawa, Japanese Ambassador            TV interview to a medalist