About wearing a men mask

From March 13, 2023, the All Japan Kendo Federation announced about the “men mask”.

Regarding the wearing of masks, the government (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare) said, “After March 13, 2023, we will respect the independent choices of individuals and leave the wearing of masks to individual judgment. Please take care not to force people to put on and take off their masks, and respect their independent decisions.”
The All Japan Kendo Federation (hereinafter referred to as the “All Japan Kendo Federation”), based on the government policy and the investigation by the All Japan Kendo Federation, regardless of the “Infection Prevention Guidelines for Interpersonal Training” dated August 4, 2021, From March 13, 2023, wearing a men mask in kendo will be left to individual judgment.