Contribution to Sports Development in Zambia
1 Collaboration with National Olympic Committee of Zambia
The Government of Japan provided approximately 120,000 USD to the National Olympic Committee of Zambia in 2012 for construction of sports facilities in OlympiAfrica Center which is lacated in Chipata Compound, Lusaka. The fund was used to construct a fooball field, an athletics field, a tennis court and a netball court for sport enlightenment among children and youths in the sorrounding areas. Now the facilities are called "Yamato Playing Field". Yamato is the name of ancient Japan that means "Unity and Harmony". A lot of children from the compound are enjoying sports activities and programme provided by the National Olympic Committe at this venue.
2 Promoting Judo in Zambia
3 Promoting Karate in Zambia
Karate has its origins in Japan and is now practiced all over the world though it has not been incorparated into the Olympic Games. The Embassy of Japan began to work with the Zambia Karate Federation to promote Karate in Zambia in 2011. In 2012 and 2013, the Embassy of Japan hosted the Japanese Ambassador's National Karate Tounament inviting all Karate groups in Zambia to participate.