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Toppan Forms becomes the Official Sponsor of "The 11th ASEAN Kendo Tournament Bangkok 2016" to Support the Game!

July 6, 2016

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. (Toppan Forms hereunder) will support the game by becoming the official sponsor of "The 11th ASEAN Kendo Tournament Bangkok 2016".

Overview of "The ASEAN Kendo Tournament"

The ASEAN Kendo Tournament is an international Kendo tournament held every three years in various locations in the region. It is supported by the International Kendo Federation, and All Japan Kendo Federation. The 11th game is sponsored by THAILAND KENDO CLUB and hosted by the BANKOK KENDO CLUB.

Logo of the tournament

Examination for promotion will be held on the first day of the tournament, men and women individual championship will be held on the second day, and on the third day representative individuals and teams from ASEAN countries will compete in the men and women team championship.

In ASEAN countries the KENDO population is on the rise mainly among people interested in Japanese culture and Bushido (Samurai Spirit). Number of participating countries, competitors and audience are increasing as the tournament advances through the years. Participants from 9 countries, 24 teams, and 165 competitors are expected to compete for the championship in the tournament.
Also there will be many volunteers from Japan to act as referee and supporting staff.

  Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University
  1 U-Thong nok Road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand
  July 8 through 10, 2016 (3 days)
      July 8, Examination for Promotion, Referee Seminar
      July 9 Men Women Championship
      July 10 Men Women Team Championship
[Participating Countries]
  Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

Toppan Forms' Activities

Toppan Forms has been promoting various activities to improve the health of employee, foster exchange in the company, and contribute to society. The KENDO club was established when the company was established for these reasons. The company has a track record of winning the All Japan Business Team KENDO Tournament three times. On the business side, Toppan Forms is developing business in the area of print, merchandise, and ICT mainly in ASEAN region and currently focusing on further expanding business in the region.
The tournament is to practice the words of KENDO to understand mutually and improve as human being through the game. Toppan Forms supports the tournament to increase presence in ASEAN, promote sports, and contribute to society.