Japan's Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko visited Zanzibar Budokan during their visit to the United Republic of Tanzania. Mrs. Yumiko SHIMAOKA reported to us about this event. She has been in Tanzania with Mr. Tsuyoshi SHIMAOKA who has led Judo in Zanzibar more than twenty years.

For detailed report and photos, please see the website below:
http://zanzijudo.exblog.jp/19974500/

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko watched a Judo contest and Kata performance with other members, including Mr. and Mrs. SHIMAOKA, the Japanese Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and the Tanzanian Ambassador to Japan. Prince Akishino who knows much about Judo techniques watched the Judo contest with interest. Princess Kiko also enjoyed watching. National team members were very pleased to show their Judo to Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko who came from the birthplace of Judo.
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