Two friends from my local haiku group, Linda Galloway and Jerry Ball, are currently in Japan attending the 3rd Haiku Pacific Rim Conference which is being held in Matsuyama, the home of the 19th Century haiku poet, Masaoka Shiki. Shiki was born in 1867, which makes this the 140 anniversary of his birth year.
Most of the presentations occur on April 8, 2007 (Japan standard time) and Hirofumi Yoshino, part of the organizing committee, has announced that the events of April 8th will be broadcast on the internet.
The schedule of events is available here:
To calculate the equivalent in your time zone of the scheduled times in Matsuyama, Japan:
If I’ve calculated it correctly, Jerry Ball (from the SCHSG’s 9:30 am remarks on April 8th in Japan will be broadcast live at 5:30 pm on April 7th here in California.
The live webcast will be broadcast here: