Released of the UNESCO registration promotion council’s website

 Following the seminar held of February 12th (more on the symposium here), the official site of the Okinawa Karate UNESCO Registration Promotion Council was released. The address is

 At the moment the website is in Japanese but some English information should be available soon.

Postponement of the 1st Okinawa Karate World Junior Tournament
 A formal postponement announcement was released by the executive comittee. For details, please visit the tournament’s website or the press release (in Japanese).
Youth tournament, postponement notice

 The 1st Okinawa Karate World Junior Tournament's Okinawan preliminaries and main tournament are scheduled to be postponed due to the COVD-19 pandemic. For more, visit the tournament's website.

Towards Okinawa karate ICH registration, related publication by ICHCAP

 Eduardo González de la Fuente and Andreas Niehaus have written an article titled “From Olympic Sport to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage: Okinawa Karate Between Local, National and International Identities in Contemporary Japan” in the UNESCO ICHCAP- ICM “Traditional Martial Arts as Intangible Cultural Heritage (Living Heritage Series).” (in English only)


Towards Okinawa karate ICH registration, archive of the symposium

 An online symposium with the theme of Okinawa karate gaining UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) status was held at the Okinawa Karate Kaikan on February 12th. The live stream is now available together with the PR video screened during the symposium.


Archive video of the online symposium (in English)


PR video for Okinawa karate to become a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage


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