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

     The Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race was held at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan, today (June 9).

     The championship went to Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association, which beat 17 teams in the race and was presented with the Hong Kong Cup trophy by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo), Mr Thomas Wu.

     The Yokohama Dragon Boat Races, which have been held since 1994, attracted a total of about 190 teams this year to compete in a four-day event spread across two consecutive weekends. The Hong Kong Cup race, sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo (HKETO), was one of the highlights. 

     The HKETO also set up a booth and display panels at the race venue to introduce to park visitors and race spectators the latest 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 9, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:53