Yesterday, there was a program on the japanese TV about foreigners who like Japan and want to visit it. On that program they invited a small girl from Belarus to Japan. On the video they also showed the Shogi dojo of Minsk and some strong shogi players like Vincent Tanian and Sergei Lysenka. Here is the video of the TV program: https://youtu.be/wkOm0yJIwvY
The biggest European youth shogi tournament (U-18) was held on 20-21 May 2017 in Minsk. This year professional players Yuuji Masuda (6 Dan) and Shinya Yamamoto (6 Dan) attended the event.
Here is a list of tournaments in Europe for the next month: Moi-Ogai-Tournament Berlin Date: 3 December Place: Schachclub BSV 63 Chemie Weißensee, Hansastraße 190, 13088 Berlin, Germany Swiss/MacMahon, 4 rounds, 40 min + 40 sec byoyomi +info Contact: Daniel Többens Goteborg Open Date: 10-11 December Place: Goteborgs Schackcentrum, Vegagatan 20, Goteborg, Sweden Swiss, 6 rounds, 45 min + 40 sec byoyomi +info Contact: Martin Danerud Minsk Shogi Cup 2016 Date: 17-18 December Place: Chess school #11, vul. Rakauskaja…