WTKF delegation visited Tokyo and Okinawa

On February 24 till March 9, 2017 the WTKF delegation was with the official visit in Tokyo and Okinawa, Japan.

The members of delegation were:
Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski – WTKF President,
Steve Nakada – WTKF Chief Executive Advisor,
Nelson Carrion – WTKF General Secretary
And Witold Kwiecinski – WTKF PR & Media Director.

WTKF delegation took part in almost 50 official meetings.

They gave an interview to two Okinawan press (2 newspapers) explaining the meaning of visit in Japan.

We encourage you to look at the pictures from that visit.

In the office of Senator Hirofumi Nakasone – former Minister of Foreign Affair in Japan, Chairman of Polish – Japanese and American – Japanese group of friendship.
Meeting with Mr. Kosaburo Nishime - Member of the House of Representatives.
Left: Witold Kwiecinski; Kaoru Yamashiro – Department of Education, Nanjo City; Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski; Keishun Koja – Mayor of Nanjo City, Okinawa; Master Masanobu Sakugawa (10 DAN) – Shorin-ryu karate living legend, Chairman of All Okinawa Karate Federation; Steve Nakada and Nelson Carrion.
Dojo of Master Masanobu Sakugawa (10 DAN) – Shorin-ryu karate living legend, Chairman of All Okinawa Karate Federation.
With Mr. Keishun Koja – Mayor of Nanjo City, Okinawa.
Meeting with Mrs. Mikiko Shiroma – Mayor of Naha City, Okinawa.
Left: Masaki Hanashiro – Councilman, Okinawa Prefecture; Witold Kwiecinski; Steve Nakada; Mikiko Shiroma – Mayor of Naha City; Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski; Nelson Carrion and Nobbie Ohshiro –photographer.
With Mr. Masaki Hanashiro – Councilman, Okinawa Prefecture.
Interview to the Okinawan press (“Ryukyushimpo”), interviewing by Taichi Hirayasu.
Interview in “Okinawa Times”.
Kudaka island.
Common training in the Dojo of Master Masanobu Sakugawa (10 DAN).
Dojo of Master Masanobu Sakugawa (10 DAN).
Dojo of Master Masanobu Sakugawa (10 DAN).
Common training in the Dojo of Master Masanobu Sakugawa (10 DAN).
Dojo of Master Masanobu Sakugawa (10 DAN).
Dojo of Master Masanobu Sakugawa (10 DAN). On the back wall there is the written history of karate in Okinawa.
Meeting with Mr. Tatsuji Matsumoto – Mayor of Urasoe City, Okinawa.
With Mr. Tatsuji Matsumoto – Mayor of Urasoe City, Okinawa.
Urasoe City, Okinawa.
In front of the Okinawa Karate Kaikan, before the opening ceremony.
In front of the Okinawa Karate Kaikan with Mr. Sato Kiminori – JKA Okinawa (on the right).
In front of the Okinawa Karate Kaikan with Mr. Kosaburo Nishime – Member of the House of Representatives.
In front of the Okinawa Karate Kaikan with Mr. Kosaburo Nishime – Member of the House of Representatives.
Okinawa Karate Kaikan.
Okinawa Karate Kaikan.
Nelson Carrion performing kata hangetsu in Okinawa Karate Kaikan.
With Valeriy Maystrovoy – President of Okinawa Karate Federationof Russia, in Okinawa Karate Kaikan.
In the Okinawan office of Mr. Kosaburo Nishime – Member of the House of Representatives.
Grave of Anko Itosu, Naha, Okinawa.
Grave of Anko Itosu, Naha, Okinawa.
Grave of Sokon Matsmura, holding the picture of Dan Stuparu Sensei whose dream was visit Okinawa.
With Mr. Satoshi Sho - 22nd successor of Ryukyu Dynasty.
Left: Ikuo Misumi – Councillor, National centre of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cyber security, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan Deputy Director – General; Steve Nakada; Yoshiaki Harada – Member of the House of Representatives, Personnel Director, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); Director, Budget Committee, Chairman, International Intelligence Strategy Committee of LDP, Attorney-at-law; Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski.
Left: Ikuo Misumi – Councillor, National centre of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cyber security, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan Deputy Director – General; Steve Nakada; Yoshiaki Harada – Member of the House of Representatives, Personnel Director, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); Director, Budget Committee, Chairman, International Intelligence Strategy Committee of LDP, Attorney-at-law; Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski.
In front of the Japan Foundation. With Mr. Hidekazu Takeda – Deputy Director, and Mrs. Miki Hotta – Chief Officer, International Operations Section II, Arts and Culture Dept.
With Kiuna Sensei.
With Mr. Agarie Seisaku – Okinawa Handball Federation.
With Une Katsu – General Director, and Uehara Yoshihide – Deputy General Director, Naha City, Okinawa, who will be in charge of Youth Exchange Programme.
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