Saturday, November 20, 2010

Back in Malaysia!


I'm finally back in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but my stay will be until mid-December only.

My purpose of staying in Malaysia this time is to help my family with the Buddhist Event, so I won't be able to go to Japan Club Kuala Lumpur as much as possible. But today I did go to JCKL, so it was really great to see my friends again.

I am here to inform everyone in West Malaysia that this year's Shogi Festival is on again! Here's the details of the event:

Shogi Festival 2010
Date: 28th November 2010 (Sunday)
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Location: 'Japan Club Kuala Lumpur', Fuji Room
Detailed Location: No. 2, Jalan 1/86, Off Jalan Taman Seputeh, 58000, Kuala Lumpur
Extra Info Location: it's just a small walk from Midvalley, roughly about 5 minutes.

1. Knockout Tournament with adult and child category
2. A talk by Kenji Kobayashi, 9-dan professional Shogi player
3. Strength evaluation by Kenji Kobayashi
4. Free Dinner?

There is a high possibility that I won't be able to participate in this wonderful event, so this is really disappointing for me. =/

Anyways if I manage to take out some free time to join, please wish me good luck if you happen to see me there!

Don't miss this chance to meet professional player who only came once a year and also participate the KL-Meijin-sen and become the next KL Meijin! If you miss this event, you might have a hard time to join this event again!

Good luck to those who are going to join the tournament!

Ryou Takehito

Friday, November 5, 2010

Japan Festival in Melbourne


exams are finally over for me and I can start concentrating on Shogi again! As I've mentioned in the post in AISEP staff blog, we are going to promote Shogi during the Japan Festival and here are some info for those who are interested in coming:

Japan Festival
Collingwood Town Hall
Collingwood, Australia
7th November 2010
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entry Fee: AU$5.00

So anyone who's interested in Japan Culture are welcomed to visit. Just remember to give us a shoutout whenever you're passing by the Shogi section! =)

Ryou Takehito