Current status of the Okinawa Karate Promotion Vision
Since its establishment in April 2016, the Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG) Karate Promotion Division has been handling various projects and important work.
During the 2016 fiscal year, a survey on the situation of karate in Okinawa was conducted. It clearly pointed the issues that is facing karate like securing students, the lack of successors, the handling of karate visitors, the low awareness of “the birthplace of karate, Okinawa,” and the lack of karate specialists.
After that, in order to strategically pursue efforts to preserve, pass on, and develop karate, which is a traditional culture that Okinawa is proud of, the OPG, karate related organizations, economic circles among others have come together to formulate the “Okinawa Karate Promotion Vision (Overview / Full version)” in March 2018. It depicts a vision of the future to be achieved in 20 years.
The “Okinawa Karate Promotion Vision Road Map (Overview / Full version)” was compiled in March 2019. It is a concrete process for achieving the said promotion vision. Based on this roadmap, the OPG will promote various measures in a systematic and efficient manner, collaborating closely with related parties.
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