MOSCOW, Russia - Current reigning World Riichi Champion Hiroshi Yamai shares his wisdom and strategy with attendees of the March Japan House Riichi Mahjong Cup in Moscow. The next iteration of the World Riichi Championship will take place in Las Vegas, October 4th-8th. Thanks to Nicole Uit Utrecht for her assistance in making this subtitled video public (please check your closed-caption options for English or Russian subtitles).

Wolfgang Franke in a Hanover tournament, 2011. Picture © Martin Rep

HANOVER, Germany - Well-known German mahjong player Wolfgang Franke has passed away last Friday. The German Mahjong League loses not only a great friend, but also a tireless inspirator of the game. An obituary by Martin Rep.

Alexander (foreground) recognized for his stellar contributions. Right Scott Miller of Mahjong News, background the mayor of Farnham.

FARNHAM, United Kingdom - While the Mayor of Farnham looks on during the backdrop of the opening ceremonies of the 2016 European Riichi Mahjong Championship, Mahjong News recognizes two members of the mahjong community for their outstanding contributions.

Edoardo Prosperini

Edward Flournoy, for all of us only Edo, the president of the Red Dragon of Milan, has left us. He had faced his disease with his style, concrete in judgment, and somehow even lighthearted, wondering until the last when to play mah jong, his great passion. An obituary by Stefano Rijoff of the Italian Mahjong Federation.