From 23 to 25 February 2018 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tokyo, Japan, by the Japanese Chess Association, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE.
The lecturer was IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), FIDE Arbiters’ Commission Chairman and FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was FA Jumiko Hiebert (JPN)
The lectures were in English language.
Twenty five (25) people from Japan and Macau participated in the Seminar.
Twenty four (24) of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures and the following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm for the title of the FIDE Arbiter title after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board:
NAME FIDE ID FED Rafael Caetano dos Santos 7002866 JPN Akihiro Yamada 7002874 JPN Shinran Muto 7002939 JPN Tsukasa Oka 3229157 JPN Hua Chen 7002947 JPN Jorge Shinozaki 7002912 JPN Naoki Yasuno 7002920 JPN Herman Hou-Meng, Ho 16300190 MAC Yuki Arai 7002190 JPN Yosuke Kawanaka 7000340 JPN Misaki Shibata 7001134 JPN Azumi Sakai 7001800 JPN Ryosuke Nanjo 7000634 JPN
IA Takis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission