National Deaf Japanese chess championships held in Aomori Prefecture

The participants check the large board description in sign language after the first class final.
(photo: http://www.toonippo.co.jp/news_too/)

February 17, 2013

The 12th National Deaf Shogi (Japanese Chess) Championships was held for two days on February 16-17, in Asamushi, Aomori-shi in the prefecture.

A total of 25 persons participated from the whole country in the event, fist held in northeast Japan, which had close matches.

The Japanese Federation of the Deaf sponsored it. Although it was due to hold in the city last year, it was postponed because of the influence of the 2011 great earthquake disaster.


Japanese source:
http://www.toonippo.co.jp/news_too/nto2013/20130217213903.asp?fsn=eb33f76037153e93cde084f7e7644d6f

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