We have received the following communication regarding the Naginata World Championships due to take place in Japan in the Summer.
The Tohoku Kanto Earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 has been devastating, and we appreciate all of the kind messages of support that we have received from you. We all hope for a quick recovery.
With regards to the 5th World Naginata Championships scheduled for July in Himeji, we have received many opinions from concerned parties about what measures we should take. There seems to be quite a range of outlooks portrayed in the domestic and international media concerning the damage from the earthquake and tsunami, and considerable worry for state of the nuclear reactors in Fukushima. The news is getting better, and we are taking particular note of what the IAEA is reporting.. Taking all views into consideration, the AJNF and the INF deliberated on the situation and have resolved to go ahead with the WNC as planned. However, we have decided to extend the DEADLINE for REGISTRATION from the end of March to APRIL 20.
We will continue preparations for the WNC in July according to our original schedule, and very much look forward to seeing you in Japan then. Thank you for your continued support.