Published: 19:20, June 4, 2023 | Updated: 19:20, June 4, 2023
Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race held in Yokohama
By Wang Zhan

Winsome Au (front row, first left), the principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade representative (Tokyo), poses with the champion team of the Hong Kong Cup - Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association in Yokohama, Japan on June 4, 2023. The Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race was held at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

The Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race was held at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan on Sundary. The championship went to Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association, which beat 14 other teams in the race.

The Hong Kong Cup trophy was presented by Winsome Au, the Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo).

The Yokohama Dragon Boat Races, which have been held since 1994, attracted about 130 teams this year to compete in a four-day event spread across two consecutive weekends. The Hong Kong Cup race, sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo (Tokyo ETO), was one of the highlights.

Teams compete in the Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan, on June 4, 2023.  (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

The Tokyo ETO also set up a booth at the race venue to introduce Hong Kong to park visitors and race spectators, encouraging them to visit Hong Kong to experience for themselves the vibrancy of the city, and providing them with latest developments on various talent admission schemes. 

The Tokyo ETO aims to promote cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Japan as well as enhance Japanese people's understanding of Hong Kong through participating in the event.

The Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race was held at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, Japan, on June 4, 2023. Photo shows park visitors at the booth set up by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)