Founded on October 24, 2014, INAF is dedicated to foster, promulgate, and develop the game and culture of Go in North America according to the vision and wishes of the late Japanese Go master, Iwamoto Kaoru.
The Iwamoto North American Foundation and the Nihon Kiin announced the Second Go Teachers’ Workshop to be held in Tokyo from October 29 through November 4 this year. The workshop is conducted in English and is intended for people with interest in facilitating the implementation of Go teaching into school or university curriculum. The sponsors will cover all of the workshop and living expenses for the attendees, plus a $1,000 international travel subsidy. Content of the weeklong workshop includes training sessions on Go instruction and organization; visits to Japanese educational institutions that have Go established in the curriculum; lectures on Japanese Go history and culture; group discussions on implementing Go education; and pro teaching games. The application form and the detailed schedule are attached. US, Canadian, Mexican, and Cuban applicants should apply directly to Mr. T. Urasoe <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please cc: all correspondences to <email@example.com>.
The INAF-sponsored National Go Center has signed a lease for a 2,900 square feet space on Wisconsin Avenue, two blocks from the Tenley Metro stop in Washington, DC. For more details, see http://www.usgo.org/news/2017/01/lease-signed-for-national-go-center/.
The Workshop was held October 18-25 in Tokyo, Japan, with 9 participants from US and Mexico. For detailed story, see
INAF and Nihon Kiin jointly announced the establishment of a Go Teachers’ Workshop, to be held at Nihon Kiin, Tokyo, in the Fall of 2016. The details may be found here.