The 5th KWU Kyokushin Open Youth World Championship
took place in Varna, Bulgaria on 3-4 December 2016 and it was very successful for Team Japan.
As fighters they stood very solid on the tatami, as karatekas showed discipline and were very motivated. This is an indicator of the a bright future of a Japanese team. Kyokushin-kan official blog published the results and there we can see 8 World champions, 11 second and 12 third places. Here is full list.