Ageo, Saitama | Judo
Ageo City hosts the Saitama Kenritsu Budoukan, where Judo Australia will practice ahead of the Judo World Championships 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Games. Partnering with Saitama Prefecture, Ageo City hosted the Australian Cadet team (15-17 years old) in January 2019 for a training camp, where the team enjoyed meeting local students. Ageo City created a sister city relationship with Queensland’s Lockyer Valley in 2016, but has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Lockyer Valley since 1994 through student exchanges. Ageo City is a registered Host Town with the Japanese Government Cabinet Secretariat’s Host Town Initiative.