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The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and National Olympic Committee of Armenia will hold the “Budo” Japanese Martial Arts Festival to commemorate the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Armenia. The festival will feature performances by Armenian Budo organizations and will welcome special guests from Japan, the Judo masters Mr. Yoshiharu Makishi (1997 World Championships silver medal, Kodokan-7th dan) , Mr. Hiroshi Izumi (Men’s Judo 90 kg category silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Kodokan 5th dan), and the Karate master Mr. Kenji Kusano (Soke, of Kusano-ha Shito-ryu).
We invite you to join us and experience the energy of Japanese martial arts.
Date and Time ： September 17, 2017 (Sun) 14：00－16：30
Venue ： State Revenue Committee Under the Government of the Republic of Armenia Sport Training Complex
（Former Mika Sports Complex）
Address ： Manandyan St. 41 Building，Yerevan
Main Organizers：Embassy of Japan in Armenia
Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
National Olympic Committee of Armenia
Co-organizers：Judo Federation of Armenia
Armenian National Karate Federation
JKA Armenia Shotokan Karate Federation
National Kendo Federation of Armenia
Aikido Aikikai Federation of Armenia