The UWA Judo Club participated in another successful exchange over the Christmas break, hosting judoka from Komazawa University Senior High Judo Club. The Tokyo-based club were able to learn a variety of skills and experience Australian culture in their trip, which saw participation from a number of WA judo clubs.
A delegation of 22 visited Western Australia for 14 days as part of the tenth visit by Komazawa to UWA over a 25 year exchange.
The Japanese students spent their time learning English and practicing judo with UWA members, as well as a variety of tourism activities.
The delegates were able to travel to Rottnest Island, Margaret River, and Fremantle to experience some of the most iconic sights Western Australia has to offer.
The UWA judoka learnt from Komazawa coaches, and were involved in practice sessions alongside their Japanese counterparts.
Consul-General of Japan, Mr Tatsuo Hirayama, was also present during the exchange, which proved to be an important cultural learning experience.
Members of UWA Judo Club have since travelled to Japan, practicing judo at Komazawa and Kokushikan University and High School.
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