The most notable of the two Japanese shows is at the Sambo Hall in Kobe as Senrima Kobe Promotions put on their “42nd Festival”. This show, an 8 fight card, begins with a bout between two win-less fighters as Hiroaki Yoshitomi (0-4) and Kazuhiro Hirahara (0-4) battle each other over 4 rounds.
In the shows second bout, also scheduled for 4 rounds, we get a battle of undefeated fighters as Kensaku Kozuki (1-0) fights Kensuke Fujita (0-0-1) before we get the final 4 rounder, though unfortunately we've been unable to get the names of the men in that fight.
In the first of two 6 rounders Shogo Takenaka (4-5, 2) looks to secure his third straight victory taking on Takayuki Morimoto (5-6, 3) who, interestingly, will also be looking to score his third successive win. Sadly we've been unable to identify who will be fighting in the second 6 rounder.
Following the 6 rounders we move on to 8 round action. The first of two scheduled 8 rounders will see former Japanese title challenger Kyohei Tamakoshi (31-8-6, 12) fighting in what appears to be a flat out mis-match against Hiroki Yoshimura (7-8, 4). Although not a big puncher Tamakoshi should have more than enough to see off Yoshimura inside the scheduled, after all Yoshimura has been stopped in 7 of of his 8 losses.
The second 8 round bout will see former world title challenger Junichi Ebisuoka (23-16-5, 10) battling against Cyborg Nawatedani (5-2-2, 3) in what looks like an interesting contest despite the fact the two men have vastly different records.
In the main event the unbeaten Teiru Kinoshita (18-0-1, 3) attempts to make the fifth defense of the Japanese Super Flyweight title as he takes on Ryuta Otsuka (13-5-2, 3).
The other Japanese card is six fight show which begins with four successive 4 rounders. These start with Kazuya Igarashi (0-1) fighting the debuting Yuki Katagiri (0-0), this will be followed by a bout between Kenji Sato (0-2) and fellow win-less fighter Hirooki Nagashima (0-2-1).
Unfortunately we've struggled to track down the fighters involved in the third bout scheduled for 4 rounds. The final bout over the shortest distance will see Sho Kimura (1-1) fighting against Ryo Irie (1-2, 1).
Following the 4 rounders we move on to the shows sole 6 round contest which unfortunately we're unsure on who will be facing who.
The main event on this show, and the only bout currently listed on boxrec, appears to be a bout between promising novice Yusuke Suzuki (2-1, 1) and the much more experienced Masahide Shinabe (6-10-2, 3). Although Suzuki was defeated last time out by Yusaku Kuga there is still a genuine expectation about his future and a win here will be just the first step to reaching those expectations.