The 25th World Computer Shogi Championship
The only tournament in the world “The 25th World Computer Shogi Championship”
|Date||May 3 to 5, 2015 (3 days)|
|Venue||Kazusa Arc (Kisarazu)|
|Number of Participants||Around 100 persons, 39 teams (2 foreign teams)|
|Organizer Representative||Computer Shogi Association Chairman Takenobu Takizawa (on the left)|
|Interviewer||(public corporation) Chiba International Convention Bureau Manager in charge of MICE Shinji Takahashi (on the right)|
Q1. This time, it was the 10th time that this event was held in Kazusa Arc, making the total of events held in the whole Chiba Prefecture to 16 times, so please tell us about the merits to hold events in Chiba Prefecture.
Q2. So far, you have been continuously holding events in Kazusa Arc, what is the main reason for that?
Furthermore, as it is a venue used for international conferences, the space is wide, there are conference rooms of various sizes with high ceiling and it is possible to use 2 large screens, the fact that you can use them just the way you please was also one of the reasons for this choice.
Q3. Apart from that, when it comes to hold a Computer Shogi Championship, are there any indispensable requirements that the venue has to meet?
Q4. What is your impression of the International Meeting and Tourism City “Kisarazu”?
In addition, the environment is also excellent with an outlet mall located right next to the exit of Aqua-Line Interchange and places where you do clamming, etc.
*The term “International Meeting and Tourism City” refers to a city providing an attractive structure for international conferences and others, equipped with facilities and accommodations where international conferences can be held and also certified by the Director of Japan Tourism Agency as a municipality having attractive sightseeing resources in its surrounding area. Chiba Prefecture is the only in Japan to have 4 cities (Chiba, Narita, Kisarazu and Urayasu) certified as International Meeting and Tourism Cities(*), offering venues that can meet the needs of all the organizers.
Q.5 Regarding the support from the Government and our Foundation, please let us know if you have any requests as organizer.
For it is sometimes held during Golden Week holidays, it would be good to have an easy-to-understand introduction of pre & post convention by providing information on sightseeing areas to the participants family members, etc.
As a request to the city of Kisarazu, since there are cases in which city Mayor delivers an address at parties when meetings are held in other cities, I would be glad if we could get the same kind of support. Concerning the Foundation subsidy, we are extremely grateful.
|For our Foundation, the fact that the only Computer Shogi Championship in the world was continuously held in Chiba Prefecture and that participants know about Kazusa Academy Arc makes that this tournament has become a very significant one. In the future, in order to offer OMOTENASHI hospitality through the coordination between the city of Kisarazu, the venue and our Foundation, we will strive to propose even better suggestions responding to voices and the needs of still more organizers.|
"Kazusa Arc”, surrounded by water and greenery that you cannot find in the city
In the surroundings of Kazusa Arc located in Kizarazu at about 1 hour from central Tokyo and only 30 minutes from Haneda Airport, apart from other leisure facilities where you can fully enjoy nature with the sea and the mountains, there is a wide variety of tourist attractions such as golf courses and outlet mall so the pre & post convention tours are also very satisfying.
Okura Akademia Park Hotel Banquet Hall
Kazusa Academia Hall Main Hall