The Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation Kazembe Kezembe today met with Japan’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Toshiyuki Iwado to discuss on areas of possible co-operation on the sporting front.

Minister Kazembe said discussions were fruitful in as far as exploring possible areas of co-operation with the area of infrastructural development on the sporting front among key issues tabled at the meeting.

He said Zimbabwe has a lot to learn from Japan who will be hosting the 2020 Olympic Games to be staged in Tokyo.

Japan’s Ambassador was excited by the cordial relations between the two countries on the sporting front with close co-operation having already been established in sports such as karate and judo.

Japan has over the years hosted the Annual Ambassador’s Judo Tournament and karate is also part of sports the Asian nation is involved in.

The Asian country has also played an active role in supporting Zimbabwean paralympians with the Japanese Paralympic Committee seconding three coaches to work with local paralympians in the run up to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.