Ambassador & Madame Hayashi's attendance at the All England Open Badminton Championship

On 16 March, Ambassador and Madame Hayashi attended the All England Open Badminton Championships, which were held in Birmingham from 12 to 17 March. The tournament was more heated than in previous years as it marked the final major tournament for the players to secure the right to participate in the Paris Olympics.

Many Japanese players delivered superb performances throughout the tournament and in the women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, Japanese players put up a great fight to advance to the finals. Ambassador and Madame Hayashi had the opportunity to encourage the Japanese participants and commended them on their performances. We look forward to many Japanese players coming to the UK and demonstrating their skills next year.