Japan Embassy commits to continue supporting FERWAKA

The Japanese envoy in Rwanda has promised to continue supporting the Rwanda Karate Federation both financially and technically.

His Excellency Takayuki Miyashita, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda made the comments at Petit Amahoro Stadium during the 2018 Japan Ambassadors Cup over the weekend.

“We have sponsored FERWAKA when it comes to Karate sport and we shall continue doing it so that the sport can improve in the future. We shall donate 400 Tatami mates as well as volunteers to train the federation.”

Since 2014 Japan Embassy in Rwanda has sponsored FERWAKA where the number of Rwandan karate participants has increased to over 3,000.

FERWAKA President Eugene Semigabo also thanked the Japanese envoy for the support saying that they have received tremendous suppose and appreciate what they are doing to develop karate in Rwanda.

About 250 participants took part in the this year’s Ambassadors Cup won by  Lion and ZEN karate teams who walk away with both the team Kata and Kumite category trophies.

21 teams part took in the competition, 16 were male while 7 were female karate teams. The event is organized annually.

By Elias Hakizimana @theinspirerpubl

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