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Who Else is In Japan?

Post by Benjamin » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:47 am

Who else on this board lives in Japan? Back in 2005 when I started playing there were about 4 Western players in Tokyo and we all knew each other. Now, thanks to sites like this and things like Akagi the number of non-Japanese who can play has skyrocketed and I wonder if there are other people in the area I don\'t know about. As of now, the Tokyo-area players I know of are me, Ryan, Andy, Liam, Garthe, Jenn and Paul.

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Re:Who Else is In Japan?

Post by wyce » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:01 am

Well, i don\'t live in japan but i will be visiting during for a week starting from May 22, so is there any chance i can request an audience to play with? I know I\'ll be at yoyogi park my first day; i heard there are a lot of seniors who play there~

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Re:Who Else is In Japan?

Post by Benjamin » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:41 pm

Shoot me an e-mail about a month before you\'re in town and I\'ll try to organize something.

Yoyogi park? Really? Never seen much mahjong there. It\'s not really played in the open in Japan. Maybe you\'re thinking of China?

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Re: Who Else is In Japan?

Post by mostek » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:24 pm

I live in chiba, for about 2 years now, and I always figured I was the only westerner in the world that knew how to play mahjong until I found this board haha
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Re: Who Else is In Japan?

Post by Denizar » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:05 pm

Hi Benjamin, and mostek. I will be visiting Tokyo between 3-17 August this year. I would love to meet you there and play if possible.

@Benjamin, I guess we will have a chance to meet at the ECR, I hope to talk to you there. Will you be back in Tokyo in August? If so, maybe you could guide me a little in terms of where to play, which parlors to visit etc. I'm also trying to make out a plan to go to the mahjong museum.

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Post by chalwa » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:18 am

ATM I'm in Tokio for the next 30 days, then I have little trip throu the rest of country. So if anyone here want to meet for game, or can show me some good places for playing and mahjong shops it would be nice :)

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Re: Who Else is In Japan?

Post by Barticle » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:38 pm

Cool, sounds like a nice long holiday. :D I hope you'll share some of your experiences - and perhaps photos - with us?

If you happen to pass the Sega headquarters please ask them to make MJ4 for the Playstation 3! :lol:

Is the Mahjong Museum open? That's nearby in Chiba.

http://museum.takeshobo.co.jp/

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Re: Who Else is In Japan?

Post by Ozball » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:25 am

While this is a bit of a thread necro: I'm based in Japan, at least for another year and hopefully longer. Though I'm based down in Kobe, Hyogo rather than up in Tokyo where all the action seems to happen. Anyone else in the Kobe/Osaka/Kyoto area?
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Re: Who Else is In Japan?

Post by Gnom » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:58 am

I'm in Nagoya, not Kansai but closer than Tokyo, feel free to pm me if you're around! Having no mahjong friends I can only go to free jansous, which I fine not as funny and can get expensive if you have a streak of bad luck or are too tired to maintain a correct level!

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Re: Who Else is In Japan?

Post by Ozball » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:38 pm

Gnom wrote:and can get expensive if you have a streak of bad luck or are too tired to maintain a correct level!
Yeah I know that feeling. I had to take a break in the beginning of October because that was a possibility and I was short on cash due to setup costs for various things from moving here. Which also meant I didn't know about Jenn and Garthe's trip down to Kansai till after it happened ><

I actually have to make a trip to Okazaki at some point to visit some friends from last time I was in Japan, so I might pop up to Nagoya for a game when I get around to doing that! (No plans just yet though)
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