Top Message

To all chess fans in Japan,


NCS (National Chess Society of Japan) started in 2019, and is a member of the international chess organization FIDE. The number of member countries of FIDE reaches 190, and chess is globally recognized as a brain sport or “mind sport.” Chess is also considered to be the most international and most-played game of all board games.


Recently, there are many restrictions on chess activities such as some tournaments being canceled due to the COVID-19, but on the other hand, more and more people are starting chess online under the stay-home situation. We are making various efforts to provide a better environment for everyone, from a strong player who is active in international competitions to a beginner who has just started chess, whoever enjoys this great borderless mind sport regardless of age, gender, or nationality.


If you are interested in chess, please take a look at our web pages and videos, and join NCS. We sincerely look forward to your participation.


February 2022

Akihiro Yamada, Representative Director
Hiroshi Manabe, Director