Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race held in Yokohama, Japan to celebrate HKSAR 25th anniversary
Yokohama(Hong Kong)- The commemorative Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was held at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan, today (June 5). The championship went to “Yokohama Surf Bathers”, which beat 14 teams in the race, and was presented with the Hong Kong Cup trophy by the Deputy Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo), Mr Andrew Fan.
The Yokohama Dragon Boat Races, which have been held since 1994, attracted about 90 teams this year to compete in the two-day event on June 4 and 5. The commemorative Hong Kong dragon boat race Cup, sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo (HKETO), was one of the highlights.
The HKETO also set up a booth at the race venue to provide information about Hong Kong to park visitors and race spectators. The HKETO aims 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.
The commemorative Hong Kong Cup race was one of a series of events in Japan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.