Japan qualifying tournament
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The SPOGOMI World Cup 2023 will be held in Japan.Qualifying tournaments will be held in countries around the world.
Marine litter is an increasingly serious problem worldwide.
It is estimated that about 80% of marine litter comes from land (cities),
and trash pickup is the "last defense" against this problem.
For the first time, we will be holding the " SPOGOMI" World Cup,
a sport originating in Japan that combines trash pickup and a sport.
We aim to create an opportunity for action and a global movement
to reduce marine litter that transcends national and generational boundaries.
We hope you will pay attention to SPOGOMI,
which will be held in various countries around the world,
and we look forward to your participation.
the SPOGOMI World Cup
What is SPOGOMI?
SPOGOMI is a sport invented in 2008 by the representative of Social Sports Initiative,
Mamitsuka Kenichi, under the slogan,
"Trash pickup is a sport!
the official SPOGOMI website
Teams of several people form teams and compete for points awarded according to the amount and type of trash picked up in a designated area within a time limit.
According to the World Cup rules, teams are made up of three people, and the time limit is one hour (with an additional 20 minutes for sorting)
Anyone can participate in the preliminary rounds, regardless of age or gender. The appeal of SPOGOMI is that anyone can win, depending on teamwork, strategy, and tactics.
The World Cup, in which each country will be represented, is scheduled to be held in Japan in November 2023. In preparation for this event, preliminary tournaments and national tournaments are scheduled to be held in 47 prefectures in Japan, and in 6 major states and approximately 20 countries overseas.
To learn more about SPOGOMI, please see
the official SPOGOMI website or official social media accounts
Location map for national qualifiers
Qualifying tournaments will be held in various countries around the world.
The winning team will qualify for the World Cup in Japan.
Hosted by Social Sports Initiative
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Our team is formed from the members of the Bank Sampah (Waste Bank) called “Berlian” in Lenteng Agung, Jakarta.
When Spogomi was announced, we were excited to join because we wanted to share the care for our environment. When we won the competition, it was really surprising, because we never imagined it.
We are ready to compete with other countries and show that Indonesian people can do it.
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Looking around the opening ceremony venue, the impression was that there were many young people around 20 years old. After the call for departure, all the competitors went to the city at once. The temperature was over 35 degrees Celsius.While countless motorcycles were running right next to them, the participants were silently picking up trash. After returning teams started sorting trash one after another. In Vietnam, there is no custom of separating household garbage. Many teams took out all the garbage they picked up from the bags at once and carefully sorted it one by one while staring at the rule book in their hands.
（Nguyen Kim Hoang／Vo Thang Thanh Cong／Tran To Thanh Tung）
Our group is the upcoming group of warriors who will represent Vietnam to compete in the Spogomi World Cup 2023 with enthusiasm, youth, burning passion and bright future. We do not promise to bring home the top prize of the contest, but we will bring the highest and most intense spirit of Vietnamese warriors to the upcoming Spogomi World Cup 2023 in Japan.