BAM welcomed delegates from Ehime Prefecture, Japan this afternoon at Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara. Ehime prefecture is a state located at northwestern Shikoku, Japan.
Among the delegates from Japan were the Governor of Ehime Prefecture, Tokihiro Nakamura who is also the President of Ehime Badminton Association and the chairman of Ehime Prefectural Assembly, Isamu Honguu.
It was indeed a fruitful event as the main purpose was to maintain a strong relationship with Malaysia by hosting training camps between BAM and Ehime Prefecture ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games.
This in return will also benefit Malaysian players especially in gaining new experiences and not forgetting, Japan has already stamped its mark in the international arena producing top players such as world No. 3, Kento Momota in the mens’ singles, womens’ doubles, Misaki Matsutomo/ Ayaka Takahashi who are currently ranked fourth in the world.