Japanese Okage Cup
'Okage' roughly translates to 'thank you for your custom'. The sponsoring Japanese company, a producer of traditional Japanese confectionery, was found of using substandard ingredients in their food. This tournament was then created in year 2000 as a public relation exercise to thank customers for their support. The tournament is open to players 30 years old or younger.
The main tournament, with 16 players, is a 4-round single-elimination tournament. Most seats are for those passing through a preliminary tournament.
Nothing special so far.