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Ambassador's visit to Fukuoka Prefecture and handing over the Czech Cup to the winner of the Grand Sumo Tournament

On November 28 and 29, 2021, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan visited Fukuoka Prefecture, where he handed over the cup to the winner of the Grand Sumo Tournament and met with the Japanese-Czech Association in Fukuoka.
 

On the last Sunday in November, the finals of the Grand Sumo Tournament took place in the hall of the Fukuoka Kokusai Center. The sovereign winner of the Tournament was the 29-year-old Mongol wrestler Yokozuna Terunofuji. According to a long tradition established in 1970, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan presents the winner of the Grand Sumo Tournament with a diploma and a hand-cut cup made of Czech crystal. During the closing ceremony of the November Grand Sumo Tournament finals, Mr. Martin Tomčo, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan, personally handed over the diploma and the cup to the winner. Congratulations!

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan is handing over the cup to the winner of November Grand Sumo Tournament

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan is handing over the cup to the winner of November Grand Sumo Tournament

The Ambassador's program in Fukuoka Prefecture continued by a meeting with members of the Japanese-Czech Association in Fukuoka, including its chairman, Mr. Kazumasa Tazoe. On this occasion, the Ambassador symbolically awarded the association by an honorary diploma and the Jan Masaryk Silver Commemorative Medal in recognition of the association's long-term achievements in the development of Japanese-Czech relations in various areas such as trade, culture and academic sphere. Next year, the association will celebrate a significant 60 years since its foundation.