*The poster of 2018 Fukui Happy and Healthy National Sports Festival is available
only in Japanese page.
As I introduced in our previous blog, the National Sports Festival of Japan 2018 will begin from September 29th, 2018. It will be the second time in 50 years for it to be held in Fukui Prefecture.
On September 29th, the opening ceremony and table tennis tournaments will be held. And then after that, from September 30th, all other tournaments will be held at many venues in Fukui Prefecture.
This year’s National Sports Festival of Japan will be the special one. It’s because we will have the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, many people are interested in sports more and more these days. Also, the Emperor who will abdicate on April 30th next year and the Empress will be attending the opening ceremony. It will be the last one for him to attend the National Sports Festival of Japan as the Emperor.
You may check the schedule of the National Sports Festival of Japan 2018 from here.
*Only available in Japanese
The National Sports Festival of Japan is the largest sports event in Japan and it is held every year, in which athletes representing each prefecture participate and compete with those from other prefectures.
This is a promotion video of the 2018 National Sports Festival, Fukui Prefecture. Enjoy!