Hong Kong team wins Yokohama Dragon Boat Race


4th June 2023 – (Yokohama) The annual Yokohama Dragon Boat Races concluded this weekend on a high note for Hong Kong after a team from the city took home top honors. Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association emerged victorious in the Hong Kong Cup race, beating 14 other teams from across the region.

The four-day event attracted over 130 dragon boat teams to Yokohama, Japan. The races have been held in Yokohama Bay every year since 1994, drawing dragon boat enthusiasts from Hong Kong, Japan and other countries.

 Photo shows paddlers competing for the Hong Kong Cup at the Yokohama Dragon Boat Races.

The Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race was one of the featured competitions at this year’s event. It was sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo (Tokyo ETO). The winning trophy for the Hong Kong Cup race was presented by Miss Winsome Au, Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative based in Tokyo.

Representatives from the Tokyo ETO also set up a booth at Yamashita Park, where the races were held. They showcased Hong Kong culture and industries to the large number of spectators who gathered for the event.

The Tokyo ETO seeks to promote cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Japan through sponsoring the Hong Kong Cup race and participating actively every year. The office also aims to enhance Japanese people’s understanding of Hong Kong and its latest developments.

Visitors to the Tokyo ETO booth were invited to experience the vibrancy of Hong Kong firsthand. They received information on various Hong Kong talent admission schemes to encourage them to visit and explore opportunities in the city.