March 23, 2017

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Commander-in-Chief attends Karatedo Contest

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presenting awards to the participants of the 7th Japan Cup. Photo: MNA

The opening of 7th Japan Cup Karatedo Championship, jointly organized by Japanese Embassy in Myanmar and Myanmar Karatedo Federation, took place Thuwunna Stadium (1) in Yangon yesterday morning.
It was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Chairman of Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association Mr. Watanabe, the Senior Military officers from the Office of Commnder-in-Chief , the Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Commander of the Yangon Command, officials from the region’s government and department for health and sport, as well fans of the sport.
The Japanese Ambassador began the ceremony by delivering an opening speech followed by Chairman of the Myanmar KarateDo Federation Dr. Win Zaw expressing his gratitude.
Afterwards the Commander-in-Chief along with the Goodwill Ambassador, Japanese Ambassador and KarateDo Chairman greeted the participants of the Japan Cup.
The competition was opened with performances of the Japanese martial art followed by main event of the day.
The annual Japan Cup for KarateDo  this year included 18 groups with a total of 195 contesters and the second day of the competition is to be held on March 24.—Kakapy

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