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Japanese Finish 1st, 2nd in Belgian Saxophone Contest

Japanese Finish 1st, 2nd in Belgian Saxophone Contest

   Dinant, Belgium, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)--Japanese saxophonists finished first and second in the seventh Adolphe Sax International Competition, held in Belgium through Saturday.
   Kenta Saito, 27, from Tokyo won the first prize, held in Dinant, southern Belgium, the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. Saito is the second Japanese to win the competition, after the late Hiroshi Hara in 2002.
   Rui Ozawa, 30, from Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, won the second prize, becoming the first woman to come second in the competition.
   Miho Hakamada, 25, from Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, was sixth.
   The competition was launched in 1994 to mark the centennial of the death of Sax and has been held every four years in principle. It is known as one of the most prestigious international classical saxophone contests.

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