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Japan Mahjong Sports Association (JMSA)

About Japan Mahjong Sports Association
JMSA is an association for the promotion of Chinese Official Rule mahjong in Japan. It was established by Chien Min Chang (張建民 or Kenmin Saga 嵯峨健民) in June 1999 after the first-ever COR tournament held in Beijing in October 1998, where his team, Team Tokyo won first prize.
In addition to the headquarters office in Tokyo, it has branches in Hokkaido, Tohoku (Sendai), Atsugi, Chiba, Takadanobaba and Kansai (Kyoto and Osaka). It hosts major tournaments as well as weekly practice sessions and monthly tournaments in Tokyo and in each branch.

We all welcome world mahjong friends come to Japan and participate in our tournaments.
Please contact us by email. (Look at the left side of this page.)

[Major tournaments schedules 2014-2015]

Tohoku Four Deities Cup 2014
(MCR, 4 & 5 October 2014, Sendai [GoogleMap])
[Results & Pictures] (2014-10-10 Update)

Chrysanthemum Festival Cup 2014
(MCR, 1 & 2 November 2014, Atsugi [GoogleMap])

Chinese New Year Cup 2015
(MCR, 14 & 15 March 2015, Tokyo [GoogleMap])

Chang Chen Min Cup 2015
(MCR, May 2015, Sapporo [GoogleMap])

Japan Championship 2015
(MCR, 18 - 20 July 2015, Tokyo [GoogleMap] [GoogleMap])

Updated 2014-8-20  
   
JMSA Activities 1
Japan Championship
[Archive]  
The 9th Japan Championship was held in Tokyo from July 18 (Sat.) through July 20 (Mon. national holiday). Kazutoshi Iwasawa from Tokyo won the title.

July 18 (at Kingko-so in Yurakucho)
35 players who had been selected in the preliminary matches held in JMSA regional branches, 4 invited contestants from Japan Mahjong Federation and Osaka Mahjong Federation and a European top-ranking player from Denmark joined in the 1st-day competition of 4 sessions for 25 seats to advance to the 2nd day.

July 19 (at Kingko-so in Yurakucho)
Tournament 1
32 players (25 surviving players and 7 seeded players) competed for 16 seats to advance to Tournament 2.
Tournament 2
Surviving 16 players competed for 8 seats to advance to the 3rd day.
(Both Tournament 1, 2 and semifinal are a direct knockout tournament of 2 sessions.)
A friendly tournament of 3 sessions was played separately by eliminated players. The 1st prize was 2010 Japan Championship berth.

July 20 (at The Hotel New Otani)
Semifinal and final

[Top 8 players]
1st Kazutoshi Iwasawa
2nd Hideaki Kubota
3rd Shoko Yoshida
4th Tetsue Suzuki
5th Yukari Kugimiya
6th Kazuaki Takagi
7th Katsuyuki Onodera
8th Kazuhiro Sato

[Winner of the friendly tournament]
Yaichiro Owaki from JMF

[Japan Championship Winners]
  Year Name
9th 2009 Kazutoshi Iwasawa (岩沢和利)
8th 2008 Kazuhiro Sato (佐藤和広)
7th 2007 Toru Kunihara (国原徹)
6th 2006 Takahiro Mihara (三原孝博)
5th 2005 Koji Idota (井戸田耕二)
4th 2004 Haruyuki Takamizawa (高見沢治幸)
3rd 2003 Tong Fei (China) (童飛)中国寧波
2nd 2002 Tomoki Higashidaira (東平知己)
1st 2001 Haruyuki Takamizawa (高見沢治幸)

[Scrapbook]
Henrik Leth from Denmark gives a speech at opening ceremony.
 
Koji Idota (left) applauded for his achievement at OEMC along with his team mates Kimito Kugimiya (center) and Koichi Oda (right) of the winning team
 
Hideo Kobayashi, MC (left) and Haruyuki Takamizawa, head referee (right)
 
Exciting games on the first day - 40 players compete for 25 seats.
 
Henrik Leth, the best-known European player in Japan with his second appearance in the Japan Championship
 
25 players who passed the first-day tournament
 
Tournament 2 in the afternoon of the second day: (from left) Kimito Kugimiya, Kazutoshi Iwasawa, Yukari Kugimiya and Hisashi Kinoshita
Husband and wife remain mere opponents at the mahjong table.
 
Friendly tournament
 
Friendly tournament winner: Yaichiro Owaki from JMF
 
Semifinal on the 3rd day: (from left) Shoko Yoshida, Katsuyuki Onodera, Tetsue Suzuki and Yukari Kugimiya
 
Another table of the semifinal: (from left) Kazutoshi Iwasawa, Kazuhiro Sato (2008 Japan Champion), Kazuaki Takagi and Hideaki Kubota
 
Finalists before the final match starts: (from left) Tetsue Suzuki, Shoko Yoshida, Kazutoshi Iwasawa and Hideaki Kubota at the Hotel New Otani
 
All eyes fixed on the final match
Each player with a record keeper at his/her side
 
Kazutoshi Iwasawa awarded a trophy by Chen Min Chang
 
Finalists: (from left) Hideaki Kubota (runner-up), Kazutoshi Iwasawa (winner), Shoko Yoshida (3rd) and Tetsue Suzuki (4th)
 
Players’ party held after awarding ceremony in downtown Akasaka
 
Weekly practice session on Tuesday at Kingko-so
 
Henrik wowed Kazutoshi Iwasawa with Mahjong Danmark T-shirt.
 
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