Third JJAVA Symposium on Judo Accidents was held in Osaka.

Third JJAVA Symposium on Judo Accidents was held in Osaka on Jan. 15, 2011.

In the last 15 months there were 10 fatal judo accidents in Japan. Furthermore, over the 27-year period between 1983 and 2009, more than 110 high school and junior high school students died as a result of judo accidents in schools.

An average of four deaths a year is significantly higher than in any other school sport, and when the numbers are converted to fatalities per number of players, the rate for judo is again alarmingly high. In addition to fatalities, there have been more than 70 students seriously injured with permanent damages in the last 10 years, including those who suffer from persistent disturbance of conciousness (vegetative state) and higher brain dysfunctions. Starting in 2012, all public junior high school students will be required to practice martial art i.e. judo, kendo or sumo in school. To have no more judo victims, it is imperative that all judo accidents are thoroughly investigated to determine the causes. We urgently need improved safety measures to prevent accidents so that we can achieve zero fatal accident in Japan as in many other countries overseas. We hope that the symposium will be a step forward towards this goal.

Date: January 15, 2011
Time: 12:30 ? 16:30
Location: Osaka Municipal Lifelong Learning Center
3000, 3-10-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 〒545-0052
TEL 06-6634-7951
Program: 1. Judo Accidents in Japan
Yasuhiko Kobayashi,
President, Japan Judo Accident Victims Association
2. Contact Sports and Brain Injuries
Dr. Masato Noji,
Head of Department of Neurosurgery, Ashigarakami Prefectural Hospital; Chairman, Kanagawa Prefecture Amateur Boxing Medical Committee; Member, Medical Committee of Kanagawa Prefecture Taiikukyoukai (Sports Association); JASA certified in Sports Medicine
3. Talks by two mothers of judo accident victims
Hiromi Murakawa
Yukiko Tanaka
Noriko Takase
4. Judo Accidents can be Prevented ? Judo Accidents and Safety Measures in Overseas Countries
Yoshihiro Murakawa,
Vice President, Japan Judo Accident Victims Association
Admission Fee: 1,500Yen
Sponsor: Japan Judo Accident Victims Association (JJAVA)
Supporter: Asahi Shinbun Social Welfare Organization
Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS)

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