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The Ambassador's visit to Okayama Prefecture

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan visited Okayama Prefecture on 19 and 20 December 2021, where he handed over the Czech Cup at the 40th Sanyo Women's Road Race Tournament and met with representatives of the prefecture.
 

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan, Martin Tomčo, visited Okayama Prefecture at the end of the year, where the 40th annual marathon Sanyo Women's Road Race Tournament took place at the prefecture's athletic stadium on 19 December, and its winner, Agnes Muqali, was awarded with the Cup of the Czech Republic. The awarding at the women's marathon in Okayama by the Czech ambassadors in Japan began in 1990, and this year it is already the 31st award ceremony. The well-known athlete Kinue Hitomi (1907-1931), the first Japanese Olympic medalist with ties to the Czech Republic, also comes from Okayama. At the race, the Ambassador also met the current medalist, Olympian and long-distance runner Yuko Arimori, who is also a native of Okayama.

The Ambassador´s program continued with a courtesy visit to the Governor of the Prefecture, Mr. Ryūta Ibaragi. During the meeting, there was a positive talk about future cooperation in areas other than the women's running race.

At the visit to the Governor of the Okayama Prefecture.

At the visit to the Governor of the Okayama Prefecture.

Afterwards, the Ambassador also met with the mayor of Okayama, Mr. Masao Omori. In addition to handing over the cup at the Sanyo Women's Road Race Tournament next year, it was also agreed to hold in Okayama a panel presentation dedicated to the 100th Years Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and the Czech Republic.

Meeting with the Mayor of Okayama City.

Meeting with the Mayor of Okayama City.