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:
Date: June 20~21
Venue: Miyagi Prefecture Martial Arts Centre
Date: June 22~27
Sendai City Gymnasium
Tohoku University Kawauchi Gymnasium
Directions : https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/about/images/map_kawauchi.pdf
List of events and times (Japanese only)
Contact:Education and Student Support Department