Japan won five of the available 12 gold medals at the penultimate Karate 1-Premier League event of the year in Fukuoka ©WKF

Hosts Japan dominated finals day at the Karate 1-Premier League event in Fukuoka with five winners, and there were also two golds for Ukraine and Jordan.

Grand winner Hikaru Ono provided the first Japanese gold at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center with a victory by 45.5 to 43.7 against Hong Kong's Olympic bronze medallist Grace Lau for her first Premier League win of the season.

Mirisa Ohuchi and Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Kiyou Shimizu both took bronze to ensure Japan occupied three of the four podium positions.

The men's kata also provided victory for the hosts as Kazumasa Moto beat compatriot Ryonosuke Kikuchi by 44.6 to 43.3, with another home athlete in Grand Winner Kakeru Nishiyama joining Spain's Olympic silver medallist Damián Quintero in joint-third.

Hiromu Hashimoto earned gold for Japan in the men's under-60 kilograms kumite final, thrashing Kazakhstan's Darkhan Timraliyev 10-4 for his first Karate 1-Premier League title.

Sarara Shimada was another first-time winner on the circuit for Japan with a 4-3 triumph over Germany's Reem Khamis in the women's under-61kg, and Yuzuki Sawae rounded off a fine day for the host nation with a narrow 1-0 victory against compatriot Ayaka Saito in the women's over-68kg.

Ukraine's Olympic silver medallist Anzhelika Terliuga triumphed in the women's under-55kg kumite in Fukuoka ©WKF
Ukraine's Olympic silver medallist Anzhelika Terliuga triumphed in the women's under-55kg kumite in Fukuoka ©WKF

Olympic silver medallist Anzhelika Terliuga took gold for Ukraine in the women's under-55kg by overpowering Japan's Shiori Nakamura 10-2, and her compatriot Ryzvan Talibov also won his final by a big margin as he beat Spain's Babacar Seck 8-0 in the men's over-84kg.

Jordan's gold medals came courtesy of Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Abdelrahman Al-Masatfa in the men's under-67kg by a score of 6-1 against compatriot Afeef Ghaith, and Mohammad Aljafari in the men's under-84kg, who won 4-2 against Croatia's Ivan Kvesić.

Three other nations had athletes on top of the podium in Fukuoka.

Switzerland's Elena Quirici overcame Japan's Tsubasa Kama 5-2 in the women's under-68kg final, Egypt's Reem Ahmed Salama won her second title of the season 6-2 against Spain's Nadia Gómez Morales in the women's under-50kg, and Italy's Lorenzo Pietromarchi took men's under-75kg gold 8-0 against Turkey's Ömer Faruk Yürür.

Ireland's capital Dublin is set to stage the final Karate 1-Premier League event of the season from September 8 to 10.