OSLO, Norway - Yesterday the European Mahjong Association (EMA) welcomed Riichi Organization Norway (RON) as their twenty-first member.

CHINESE TAIPEI - Earlier today Wenlong Li, General Secretary of 'Mahjong International League' ('MIL'), issued a press release by email stating the second edition of the "World Mahjong Mind Games", formerly known as "World Mahjong Sports Games", will be hosted in Taipei from 17 to 25 November, 2018.

Inspiration for the WRC2020 logo: the giant Ferris wheel in Vienna's Prater park (photo credit: Peter Rigaud)

VIENNA, Austria - Minutes ago a brand new website was launched which disclosed the name of the hosting country of the third edition of the "World Riichi Championship" in 2020: Austria. Lena Weinguny, who claimed a top eight position at the "World Riichi Championship 2017" in Las Vegas, and Alexander Wankmüller will be inviting players from all over the world to the cultural, economic and political centre of Austria, where both residents and visitors can indulge their senses enjoying theater, opera, classical music, fine arts and great food: Vienna.

PONT-CHÂTEAU, France - The crew from MCR mahjong club 'West Castle' in Pont-Château in North-Western France understands the importance of visibility when it comes to promoting their club and the game of mahjong: tomorrow the first broadcast of an EMA certified MCR tournament will premiere on Twitch, the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture, and the creative arts.

PERM, Russia - A dozen of brave Russian players gathered at EMA riichi referee seminar in Perm a day before first ever 3-day riichi tournament in Russia "Perm Haru Shanten 2018" took place.

BIELAWA, Poland - The organizing committee of the upcoming "Dragon Owl Riichi Contest 2018" (RERS) announced on their tournament website a bonus event: Daina Chiba will be leading a two-day riichi strategy seminar on August 16-17.

Daina Chiba during social play at 'So Restaurant' in London, August 2017 (photography by Jamie Grant)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A few hours ago 'Mahjong Denmark' announced on social media Daina Chiba, author of "Riichi Book I: A Mahjong Strategy Primer for European Players", will be conducting a strategy seminar on April 14-15 in Copenhagen. The event is open to all interested parties, however at the moment just eight seats are reserved for non-Danish attendees.

Gambling-themed manga Akagi debuted in the early 1990s. Today, its run is coming to a close.

According to the manga's official site, Akagi's 27-year run is "finally concluding". Its conclusion was first announced last year.

Screenshot Google Chrome

ONLINE - Yesterday the Tenhou extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox were updated with an additional user interface in French.