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Cultural influences (1st of 2)

Cultural influences

At least since the 1960s New Zealanders have shown an appreciation of things Japanese. There has been a long association between the two countries in the martial arts. Judo and karate are the most popular forms in New Zealand, but kendo and aikido also have a strong following. Here, students at Wellington’s Clyde Quay School watch a kendo demonstration in 1994.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/2588/15

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Tessa Copland, 'Japanese - Community and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015