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Videos of All Japan University Kendo Championships released on Mainichi site

Hikaru Iwabu, right, of Kokushikan University battles Shoshi Ohira from the University of Tsukuba in the final of the 70th All Japan University Kendo Championship at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on July 3, 2022. Iwabu won the match. (Mainichi/Kengo Miura)

TOKYO -- The 70th All Japan University Kendo Championship was held at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on July 3, and Hikaru Iwabu (4th dan), a fourth-year student at Kokushikan University, won the tournament for the first time.

    A day before, the 56th All Japan Women's University Kendo Championship was also held at the venue, and Haruna Mizukawa (3rd dan), a second-year student from Hosei University, reigned as champion for the second year in a row.

    The two championships were organized by The Mainichi Newspapers Co. and the University Kendo Federation of Japan. Kendo is one of Japan's most popular martial arts, in which practitioners wear protective armor and use bamboo swords to strike each other.

    The Mainichi Newspapers has released recordings of all the matches on the "Mainichi Shimbun Digital" site (https://mainichi.jp/kendolive/senshuken/k2022/match/). Click or tap a blue dot for the bout you wish to view. Refer to the translations provided in this image:

    "Mainichi Shimbun Digital" site (https://mainichi.jp/kendolive/senshuken/k2022/match/)

    To see more photographs with captions in Japanese, click or tap the URL below.

    The 70th All Japan University Kendo Championship:

    https://mainichi.jp/graphs/20220703/mpj/00m/050/106000f/1

    The 56th All Japan Women's University Kendo Championship:

    https://mainichi.jp/graphs/20220702/mpj/00m/050/069000f/1

    (Mainichi)

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