On January 16th, 2017, a general meeting between the Okinawa Prefecture Government and karate authorities on Okinawa was held in Naha City. It was announced that the "1st Okinawa karate international tournament" will be held August 1-8, 2018 in Okinawa. Competitions will be Okinawa traditional karate kata and kobudo kata. Other related events will be planned.
An official website should be launched soon.
At the moment, our karate bureau is not directly involved with the organization of this event. For more info, please contact directly the Okinawa Prefecture through this page mentioning the word karate in the subject line. Doing so, your mail will be transfer to the Karate promotion division.
We hope to see you in Okinawa in the summer of 2018!