To all participants in the 40th World Othello Championship 2016


Hello, all participants in the 40th World Othello Championship 2016 and their families. I am Yasushi Takahashi, Mayor of Mito.

 I am pleased that the 40th World Othello Championship 2016 will be held in Mito.

 Othello is the board game invented by Mr. GORO Hasegawa who is from Mito city, chairman of the Japan Othello Association, in 1945 and has as many as 600 million enthusiasts in 30 countries and over.

 Mito city took on a lot of damage from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. But since we have been coping with its restoration and rehabilitation, it has been almost recovered.

 And concerning the resulting nuclear power station accident in Fukushima, we have been confirming that it does not influence on the health of residents about air radiation dose and so on since that time.

 Even now, we have been measuring radiation dose of drinking water and agricultural products frequently in order to make absolutely sure for safety. So you can have every food and drink of markets and stay safely.

 As the birthplace of Othello, we will do our best to entertain all for your satisfaction. So please do not worry and come to Mito city. I hope each national member plays the game in real earnest and this tournament is splendidly held.


YASUSHI Takahashi
Mayor
The City of Mito

   

 

 

 

                              YASUSHI Takahashi
Mayor
The City of Mito