Athletes competing at the tournament (Photo: VNA)

The tournament was co-organized by the Vietnam Japan Cultural and Sports Exchange Association (FAVIJA) and the Vietnamese Karate Association in Kansai, offering a playground for Vietnamese people in Japan and fostering cultural exchange between the two countries.

Speaking at the event, President of the Vietnamese Karate Association in Kansai Phan Vu Thanh Hiep, who is also the Head of the organizing board, said as the tournament was organized amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all athletes and supporters were required to strictly adhere to virus control rules.

According to him, the event was not only a playing field for Vietnamese people in Japan to improve health, but also a place for exchanging and strengthening solidarity.

The organizing board presented first prize to the Karate club in Kobe, and the second and third prizes to the clubs in Osaka and Nagoya, respectively./.