Courtesy visit to the new Shinkōkai president
On January 10, the permanent directors of the Okinawa Dentō Karatedō Shinkōkai (ODKS) made a courtesy call to the Governor of the Okinawa Prefecture, Tamaki Denny. In the steps of late Onaga Takeshi, the present governor has accepted the position of chairman of the ODKS. It was the first meeting with their new chairman for the leaders of the ODKS. After greetings, the Chairman of the boad of directors Kiyūna Chōkō requested the promotion of the registration of karate on the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list and the recognition of new karate and kobudo cultural asset holders.