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Report: The 74th Meijin Title Acquisition Ceremony

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Published at: 2016-07-25 08:45

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/07/74_3.html

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On July 22nd, the 74th Meijin Title Acquisition Ceremony was held at Hotel Chinzansou in Bunkyo-ward, Tokyo. About 400 people participated, including shogi fans and related parties.

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Speech by sponsor (Masataka Watanabe, CEO of Asahi Newspaper)

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Speech by sponsor (Yutaka Asahina, CEO of Mainichi Newspaper)

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Speech by organizer (Koji Tanigawa, JSA chairman)

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Presentation of Recommendation Letter

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Presentation of memorial gift (by Shinichi Seto from Daiwa-Shoken Group)

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Speech by guest (Toshio Manabe, Advisor of Kyushu-Tsushin Network)

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Presentation of bouquet (Ladies 3-kyu Rei Takedomi

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Speech of thanks by Meijin Amahiko Sato
"Sometimes I felt the pressure of becoming a Meijin. But I was able to play in a calm state, feeling the joy of being able to play in Meijin Title Match.
I could play with my own style, thanks to the shogi fans who kindly watched how I played. I am happy that I could return something to all of those who supported and cheered for me."

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Speech of toast (7-Dan Isao Nakata, master of Meijin Sato)

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(from the left) 6-Dan Taichi Nakamura, 9-Dan Takeshi Fujii, Meijin Sato, and 8-Dan Kazuki Kimura

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