Just got news from folks in Japan about the TOKYO INTERNATIONAL JIU-JITSU OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2009. While past events have required ID recognized by the BJJFJ, this event is open to encourage international participation.
from the organizers:
This tournament is an open event. The athletes of any nationality can also participate from each country. The number of athletes of each divisiton( age, belt, weight) is not limited in each academy. This tournament is realized by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Japan (BJJFJ).
Date: November 28th & 29th
Place: Tokyo Budoh-Kan
3-20-1, Ayase, Adachi-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo metro chiyoda-line [Ayase station]
5 minutes by a walk