Takashi Sasakawa President
Japan Karatedo Federation
We are hosting the 17th Asia Junior & Cadet, U-21 Championships at Okinawa Prefectural Budokan in May 2018. With the cooperation of Okinawa Prefecture, JKF is now preparing this event to welcome all the athletes and officials from all over Asia.
I believe that the 17th Asia Junior & Cadet, U-21 Championships in Okinawa will receive great attention as a preliminary event of Tokyo 2020.
I hope all the athletes gathered here will be able to improve their techniques, and that they will be able to strengthen their mutual friendship and promote international goodwill through this event. I trust that it will lead to world peace.
I will be expecting a great number of people to gather in Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate.