camps in Japan on March 2017

Please check this website in detail of this project.

the Movie of this Camps

The First Japan Judo3.0 Festival was held last March successfully. Participants played judo in 14 dojos in Japan and more than 300 Japanese Judoka joined these practices during 2 weeks. Please check this website in detail of this project. This is a documentary film.

schedule of judo Practice
  • 3/18(土) Hiroshima prefecture Miyoshi judo club
  • 3/19(日) Shimane prefecture, Matsue-minami high school
  • 3/20(月) a competition held in Hiroshima city
  • 3/21(火)
  • 3/22(水) Yamaguchi prefecture, Boseikan
  • 3/23(木) Yamaguchi prefecture, Onoda high school
  • 3/24(金)
  • 3/25(土) Aichi prefecture , Kariya-city Judo club
  • 3/26(日) Aichi prefeture, Toyota Industries Corporation judo club
  • 3/27(月) Aichi prefecture, Takahama junior high school
  • 3/28(火) Aichi prefecture, Taisei high school and Rokugou JUDO academy
  • 3/29(水) Shizuoka prefecture, Shizuoka Sangyo University 静岡産業大学 SSU柔道クラブ
  • 3/30(木) Shizuoka prefecture, Shizuoka Gakuen high school
  • 3/31(金) Shizuoka prefecture, Tachibana high school
  • 4/ 1(土) Tokyo, Kodokan
schedule of clutural learning and interaction of Japanese judoka
  • 3/18(土) welcome party in Hiroshima
  • 3/19(日) Matsue-jo Castle 松江城, Izumo shrine 出雲大社
  • 3/20(月) Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)原爆ドーム / farewell party
  • 3/21(火) Itsukushima-shrine 厳島神社 /welcome party in Yamaguchi
  • 3/22(水) Akiyoshido 秋芳洞観光センター
  • 3/23(木) the ceramic art/ farewell party
  • 3/24(金)
  • 3/25(土) welcome party in Aichi
  • 3/26(日) calligraphy
  • 3/27(月)
  • 3/28(火) farewell party
  • 3/29(水) welcome party in Shizuoka
  • 3/30(木) Kunozan Tosyogu shrine 久能山東照宮
  • 3/31(金) Yaizu city mayer visit 静岡県 焼津市/ farewell party
  • 4/ 1(土) welcome party in Tokyo
  • 4/ 2(日) sigth seeing in Tokyo and a cherry blossom party.
Message of the planner who finished this camps. “dialogue ! new value of judo”

The 1st JAPAN JUDO 3.0 FESTIVAL, international judo exchange programme, was held in 6 prefectures of Japan (Hiroshima, Shimane, Yamaguchi, Aichi, Shizuoka, Tokyo) from March 18 to 31 this year. This program was planned by non- profit organization, “judo 3.0 “, which was found two years ago in order to promote international judo exchange, already gave opportunities to 55 Japanese kids to play judo abroad and about 150 members joined, nation-wide organization.

This program was first acceptance project for judo3.0 and purpose is to give opportunity to foreign judoka and Japanese judoka to interact through judo in Japan. There are about 9000 judo clubs in Japan and each judo club has unique history, educational culture and community. so if you connect with a local judo club in Japan, you would be able not only to learn judo skill but also judo values which is related with Japanese educational culture and community. But unfortunately most of them are not open to foreign judoka. That is why we started this project. I would like to share one thing which I found out through this project and I believe is most important judo value for next society.

This is dialogue.

There were a lot of wonderful dialogue between foreign participants and Japanese club students. They deepened their relationships not only through judo practice but also meals , party and cultural programs like visiting temples. They sometimes talked directly in English through interpreter and sometimes without interpreter .

For example, the theme is “Why do I do judo?” . One high school student says, “I want to be local champion in this area and take our teacher to the national competition event”. One adult participant say, ” I work at welfare facility in order to support homeless people. I am gaining power to help them from judo practice. ” Another said ,”I work at psychiatric hospitals supporting people with mental problems such as depression and drug dependence. I want to empower and support people , especially women mentally by teaching judo in future because I changed physically, mentally and spiritually through judo.

These are great dialogues. They touched the heart of opponents beyond the differences of culture and religion and they felt joy. These experiences motivated participants to know opponents more and more and they got desire to want opponents to know themselves . One student said with his eyes shining, “I have something I want to tell but I have difficulty in saying in English.”

One judo instructor said, “It was completely different from usual practice. People usually concern with who is stronger , but this time, they were interested in knowing each other. All of them were excited.” We know the scope of the world and the possibilities of their own life through interaction with people with different world. I got to know through this small event that Judoka can create such wonderful educational opportunity for people all over the world if they cooperate together.

Sakai Shigeyoshi