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National Seven Universities Begin Summer Athletic Games

Japan's former imperial universities, now known as the National Seven Universities have begun their annual summer athletic games.

The member universities include: Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, the University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University and Kyushu University.

This year, the games hosted by Tohoku University literally kicked off on June 6 with equestrian events. In total there are 43 official game categories.

Tohoku University currently holds strong in second place, a mere three points behind the University of Tokyo.

If successful in winning the entire competition, it will be Tohoku University's third consecutive win since 2013.

Information on upcoming events are as follows:

Judo
Date: June 20~21
Venue: Miyagi Prefecture Martial Arts Centre
Directions: https://www.mspf.jp/nisou/index.php?action=sisetu_traffic_index

Basketball
Date: June 22~27

Venue:
Sendai City Gymnasium
Directions: http://www.spf-sendai.jp/sisetsu/gym/shi-gym.html

Tohoku University Kawauchi Gymnasium
Directions : https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/about/images/map_kawauchi.pdf

Link:
List of events and times (Japanese only)
http://www.7-univ.jp/page/sports-list.html

Contact:

Education and Student Support Department
Tel: +81-22-795-3983

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