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Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race held in Japan (with photos)

     The Yokohama Dragon Boat Races today (June 7) drew big crowds at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan.

     One of the highlights was the Hong Kong Cup race sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo (HKETO). The championship went to Bon Oyage, which beat 19 teams in the race and was presented with the Hong Kong Cup trophy.

     The dragon boat races, held since 1994, attracted a total of 180 teams this year to compete in the four-day event spread across two consecutive weekends.

     The HKETO also set up a booth and display panels at the race venue to introduce to park visitors and race spectators the various developments in Hong Kong. The HKETO aimed to promote cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Japan as well as enhance Japanese people's understanding of Hong Kong through participating in the event.

Ends/Sunday, June 7, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:35


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