16.01.2019 Yoshiaki Harada visit in Dojo Stara Wieś in Poland

We had a special guest on December 16 in Dojo Stara Wies during the Masterclass Course. We was honored by Yoshiaki Harada – Japanese Minster of Enviroment who was visiting Poland as a leader of Japanese presence on COP24 the Ecological Summit held in Katowice. Sensei Włodzimierz Kwieciński together with Sensei Paweł Krzywański and award winning athletes of Polish National Karate Team hosted Minister Harada visit.

Yoshiaki Harada is the Minister of Environment of Japan and Minister of State for Emergency Prevention in the case of a nuclear accident. He is in the top 20 most influential people in Japan. He has been a member of the House of Representatives for many years, he has 6th judo and he leads the club of black belts in the Japanese Parliament.

„Yoshiaki Harada is my friend, he has been supporting our activities for many years. For the first time he supported us during the 1st Budo Conference in 2007, in 2013 he supported us during the formation of WTKF, sending letters of support to the sports authorities in the world. We are happy that his tight time agenda let him visited Dojo in Stara Wieś. The effect of the visit is to start cooperation and launch a program aimed at exchanging young people from southern Japan and Poland” – said Sensei Włodzimierz Kwieciński.

In spring 2019, at the invitation of Minister Yoshiaki Harada, a delegation from Poland will go to Japan to continue work on the cooperation program.

Photo: Andrzej Rozycki