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I visited Myanmar again

At PM10:00 on 21st we left for Mawlamyine by highway-bus. The training seminar was held at Setse beach and we visited Yele Paya. Next day we visited Golden Rock at the way back to Yangon.

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Visit to Denmark

Visit to Denmark

President Matsushima visited to Denmark first time. Spring has come,but don’t forget winter coat. There are not so high-rise buildings in Copenhagen. Because the government control it.
The city is harmoniously. Any way there are a lot of bicycles everywhere and bicycle lane is secured. Foreign people have to care and don’t stand at this lane.

I visited Vikingeskibshallen(Viking Museum) in Roskilde. There are large green fields in the suburbs of Roskilde and beautiful area.

I visited Danish Parliament with guide of I.K.O.MATSUSHIMA members. There is Karate Dojo and training gym. The guard of the royal palace rehearsed for the ceremony of Queen’s birthday.

On a rainy day we visited Kronborg Slot(Palace) …

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Visited St-Petersburg,Russia.

Sankt Petersburg is one of most beautiful cities. It’s called “The north Venice”. There are 100 islands and canals.

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Visit to Ukraine 2013

We were shocked with Captain’s announcement“Can’t find the airport” Our flight for Kiev departure on AM07:10 from Donetsk in Ukraine. The arrival time is AM08:10.

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On May 26, 2013 in the city of Shchelkovo, the Moscow region. Children’s, Open tournament on a cup of industrialists and businessmen of the Shchelkovo region of the Moscow region.

On May 26, 2013 in the city of Shchelkovo, the Moscow region. Children’s, Open tournament on a cup of industrialists and businessmen of the Shchelkovo region of the Moscow region.
Branch Chief Vladimir Zhgulyov.

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Myanmar Visit Record

I visited Myanmar first time. I was surprised at Yangon’s energy and traffic jam. After the tournament we started for the tour of Bagan by Express Bus at PM19:00.

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President Matsushima and Vice President John Taylor officially opened new main Dojo in BSD city,Banten province,Indonesia on 20th Apr.2013.

President Matsushima and Vice president John Taylor officially opened new main Dojo in BSD city,Banten province, Indonesia on 20th Apr.2013. A ceremony was held with senior masters of Karate and guests. After then instractors and students joined at the party.The 1st South-East Asian Championships was held in Jakarta on 1981.President Matsushima showed demonstration at that time.He could met with senior masters again gladly.
At the same time Indonesia Kyokushin Karate Association(I.K.K.A) was just announced officially.
On April 23rd 2013, the day when President and Madam Matsushima were flying back to Japan,we held a small birthday party for him,during lunch.
We really appreciate the supports from IKO Matsushima and expecting many such trainings in …

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Visit in Chile

It took for 12 and half hours from Narita to Toront in Canada. We meet with Roman Szyrajew Canada Branch Chief at Tronto. The officer at check-in counter said “There are no seats for us from Tronto to Santiago” even if it’s 3 hours before. We couldn’t understand our situation. We had to stand in top of line for getting seats at the counter of gate. The line became long ,somehow.
We felt nervous till getting seats. It took for 10 and half hours from Toronto to Santiago. Instructors waited for us at Santiago. At this time Shihan Roman Szyrajew couldn’t get seat. Instractors should work hard to find his …

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President Matsushima and Hanshi Taylor visited Croatia from 17th to 20th Oct.

After the 7th IKO Matsushima European Championship and seminar in Eger, Hungary, Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima and Hanshi John Taylor visited Croatia and they held seminar in Samobor.
Seminar was consisted of two trainings for members of IKO Matsushima Croatia and for 8 guest members of IKO Matsushima Serbia lead by Sempai Vojkan Bižić.
After the seminar, Kancho Matsushima, Mrs. Mikiko and Hanshi Taylor looked around Samobor and visited Zadar on the Adriatic cost.
On the return to Samobor, they visited the Plitvice Lakes National Park, located in the middle of the road which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Mediterranean coastal region.
Have Kancho Matsushima, Mrs. Mikiko Matsushima …

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China Travel Log in 2011

On 30th Sep. we arrived at new Shanghai Airport. It is too big and modern building.

On 1st Oct. as we had to move to Nanjing,we got on New Express Train. The New Express Trains start from Shanghai Hongqiao Station which is located in the one of airports in Shanghai. There are a lot of gates of each trains as same as Airport terminal. Further more this station is for only New Express train.

Just then,1st October is the date of China was founded,so a national holiday is declared and a huge number of Chinese move.
That train to Beijing arrived at Nanjing South Station whitin one hour. Probably it took for …

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Durban,South Africa to host 2014 IKO MATSUSHIMA Karate World Cup

South Africa will host another world cup in 2014,President Jacob Zuma announced in Durban last night.

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Visited Special Schools in Eastern Cape of South Africa

Eastern Cape at the divisor time was visited from Durban City at high speed on the 11th.It is local of Branch Chief Sibusiso Clive.

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The Seminar of Karate was held in the prison in Durban City

The seminar of the Karate was held in the prison in Durban City suburbs on October 8 the day before of the Africa rally.

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Nepal visit record

It enters the dry season in the middle of September, and it becomes a sightseeing season like trekking etc. at the ordinary year. It rained much this year, and rained at night.It worries about whether it is possible to go out of soppy mud though the track and the bus are stopped as for the vacant lot where it faced the roadside and the road when heading for suburbs. 
 There are a lot of motorcycles of Katmandu. It prints between the car and people and it comes off. I hear that a black number means the multiplication combination taxi even if the taxi is not displayed. The traveling tray and the micro …

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Tunisia visit record

Shihan Sadok Kouka of the head of Tunisian (Tunisia Branch Chief visited Tunisia from Spain by way of Rome in Italy in proportion to. 

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White village of Andalusia Casares visit

After finish of events,we visited to Casares which is famous as white village in Andalucia.Famous Casares was visited for the head of a Spanish branch, Klaus Rex master and His Mrs. to guide in the village where Andalucia was white.  A white, as ran from Estepona in the mountain during about 30-40 minute, and stuck in the surface of a mountain beautiful street appeared. It is a town with an old history of going back to Roman times. The purpose is not to go sightseeing but people live.  Houses are labyrinthine complicated. After it had been compared with the evening sun, more fantastic atmosphere was impressed. 

The other side of this sea …

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Stroll in Montreal Canada

After the seminar and promotion examination ended,we strolled  in the old city of Montreal on May 31.

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Portland Oregon Diary

We arrived in City of Beaverton about 30 minutes from Portland, OR airport. There were lots of good sizes of coniferous trees even the side of the roads and among of those trees there were beautiful white and pink blossoms. It seemed like a cherry blossom season was gone, so they could be flowers of plums or peaches. Since many office buildings were just flat or only second story high because of such open space in Oregon, our eyes easily catch greens and trees. Local people said about a half of the year they got rain, only the tournament day we got a nice weather. …