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 https://okinawakarate-unesco.jp/
At the moment the website is in Japanese but some English information should be available soon.
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.
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)
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