Physical Education Study Tour (Japan) 2018-2019

The Physical Education Study Tour to Japan in 2018-2019 was successfully held from 12th to 16th April 2019. The tour participants included 29 students and two teachers. The students were tasked to compare and evaluate sports culture and atmosphere between Hong Kong and Japan. During the Study Tour, students had the opportunities to investigate Japanese sports culture. They visited a world-class football stadium Saitama Stadium 2002, the Kamei Katori Shrine worshiping the God of sports, and also attended tailor-made seminars about baseball at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and about football at the Japan Football Museum. Students were also given the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of professional sports leagues in Japan by watching a baseball game at the Tokyo Dome and a football game at the Ajinomoto Stadium. On top of that, they experienced first-hand three Japanese traditional sports namely Sumo, Karate, and Kendo. To make their exposure more immersive, our students also attended some regular Physical Education lessons in Nittaidai Ebara High School. We hope that the students can learn from the spirit of Japanese sports that prioritizes respect for competitors, and so become mentally, skilfully and physically stronger young men.