A five-member Japanese Judo team from the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF) arrived in Kathmandu on 11 September to instruct Nepali Judokas in the martial art.
The team headed by Gotaro Ogawa, a special advisor to AJJF, will stay in Nepal for eight days working with the Nepal Judo Association (NJA). The Japanese Judo team plans to hold two training sessions per day at National Sports Council, Satdobato, Nepal Police Dojo and other Judo Dojos.
This program was designed in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, as part of the international contribution measures under the Japanese government’s “SPORT FOR TOMORROW” initiative.
Judo is popular Japanese martial arts, and also well known for the disciplined sportsmanship it inculcates.
The Embassy of Japan believes the visit by the Judo team will contribute towards promoting and developing Judo in Nepal, while also strengthening the bond of friendship between Japan and Nepal.