Visit to the International Aikido Summer Camp

Minister Ogawa has attended to The International Aikido Summer Camp held at the ADEPS Sports Center “La Fraineuse” in Spa in the company of Mrs. Valérie Glatigny (Minister of Youth and Sports). 
Organized by the Aikido Association of French-speaking Countries, they welcomed this year Miyamoto Shihan of the Aikikai Foundation in Japan and almost 200 participants came from 10 different countries. 
We are grateful to all the people involved and who made this visit a pleasure and a success, especially to Dany Leclerre (former president of the Aikido Association of French-speaking countries) who received in 2016: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays. 
He still contributes to this day to the cultural exchange and the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Belgium through aikido. We were able to acknowledge the love and passion of aikido and other martial arts practiced by many people in Belgium.