Handover of Judo and Karate Uniforms donated by Takeda Pharmaceutical Workers Union

On 28th March and 13th April, the Embassy of Japan in Zambia handed over the donation of second-hand Judo and Karate uniforms provided by Takeda Pharmaceutical Workers Union (TWU) to Mr. Alfred Foloko, President of the Zambia Judo Association and Mr. Farai Mangaba, the Branch Chief of Zambia Kyokushin-Karate Organization, respectively.
TWU is an enterprise workers union of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, which is a Japan-based global pharmaceutical company. In his message, Mr. AOKI Hiroaki, the president of TWU, explained that  they decided to donate Judo and Karate uniforms to Zambia in responses to the increasing needs in this country. It was realized by the wish of Takeda employees for further spread of Judo and Karate in Zambia not only as a sport but also to contribute to cultivating the morale of young people. In this regard, he also underscored the importance of valuing courtesy and respect through martial arts such as Judo and Karate, which would prevent juvenile delinquency and crimes. 
The embassy of Japan believes that this donation would be a great step as we are welcoming TWU to the friendship circle of Judo and Karate in Zambia.  Such new collaboration will bring us to the next level. We hope that the provided uniforms will be effectively used to make Zambia stronger in various ways, and Judo and Karate continue to be a brilliant Bridge between two nations.