Karate tournament organised for Vietnamese expats in Japan hinh anh 1A game of the tournament (Photo: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – A karate tournament for Vietnamese expats has been organised in Kansai, bringing together nearly 80 athletes from Vietnamese karate clubs across Japan.

Co-held by the Vietnam Japan Cultural and Sports Exchange Association (FAVIJA) and the Vietnamese Karate Association in Kansai last weekend, the competition offered a playground for Vietnamese people in Japan and foster cultural exchange between the two countries.

In his opening remarks, President of the Vietnamese Karate Association in Kansai Phan Vu Thanh Hiep, who was also head of the organising board, said as the tournament was organised amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all athletes and supporters were required to strictly adhere to virus control rules.

The event aimed to serve as not only a playing field for Vietnamese people in Japan to improve health but also a place for exchanging and strengthening solidarity, he said.

Karate club in Kobe championed the team category, followed by the clubs in Osaka and Nagoya, respectively./.