The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is going to dispatch five Japanese Karate coaches from Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) for coaching Karate, which is one of the most popular Japanese Martial Arts, to Cambodia from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, 2017 under the Sport for Tomorrow Programme in cooperation with Cambodia Karate-do Federation (CKF).
According to a press release from the Embassy of Japan AKP received this morning, the dispatch was decided in response to the request of H.E. Dr. Aun Porn Moniroth, President of CKF, during his visit to Japan last year.
During their stay in Cambodia, the delegation is scheduled to pay a courtesy call to H.E. Dr. Aun Porn Moniroth, and H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports. The delegation is also going to coach Cambodian Karate athletes and referees on Dec. 2-3 at Karate National Training Centre in the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
It is expected that the dispatch of this delegation will strengthen the friendly relations between Japan and Cambodia as well as to develop a momentum toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the SEA Games hosted by Cambodia in 2023.
The dispatch programme aims to promote international cooperation and exchanges in the field of sports among Japan and other countries through dispatches of athletes and coaches as a part of the Sport for Tomorrow Programme by the Government of Japan.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press