Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Japanese Chess

Wednesday, January twenty fourth, two thousand and seven

syogiMr. Igawa, who used to belong to Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese professional baseball league as a pitcher and belongs to New York Yankees now, has been named as the first goodwill ambassador of "将棋(syo-gi) - Japanese chess" to popularize "syo-gi" in the USA, according to an article in the newpaper I read today. He often play syo-gi in his free time, actually, and he is reportedly a semiprofessional player. Since my eldest son is crazy about syo-gi and "go", I'd like him to have such a nice opportunity as Mr. Igawa has in the future. Let me teach him English as far as possible for that. :)

a goodwill ambassador: 親善大使
popularize: 普及させる

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