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9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu Receives the Medal with Purple Ribbon

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Published at: 2017-04-28 01:20

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/04/post_1537.html

In the 2017 Spring's Conferment of Medals of Honor, 9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu (Chairman of the Japan Shogi Association, 47 years old) received the Medal with Purple Ribbon.
The Medal of Purple Ribbon is given to those who have been making significant achievements for many years in invention, improvement, or creation in the fields of science and art. Sato is the thirteenth recipient from the shogi world to win the Medal of Honor.

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Comment by Chairman Sato
"Even though I was very surprised with my receiving the honor when comparing with distinguished former recipients from the shogi world, I feel very honored."

List of JSA recipients of Medal of Honor

chronological order of receiving / ranks are at the time of receiving
Name (at the time) Date of birth Age at the time Received date and kind of honor  
14th Lifetime Meijin Kimura Yoshio Feb. 21, 1905 55 Nov. 3, 1960 Medal with Purple Ribbon *First in shogi world
9-Da Masuda Kozo Mar. 21, 1918 55 Nov. 3, 1973 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Tsukada Masao Aug. 2, 1914 61 Nov. 3, 1975 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
15th Lifetime Meijin Oyama Yasuharu Mar. 13th, 1923 56 Apr. 29, 1979 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Maruta Yuzo Mar. 30, 1919 62 Nov. 3, 1981 Medal with Blue Ribbon  
8-Dan Harada Yasuo Mar. 1, 1923 59 Nov. 3, 1982 Medal with Blue Ribbon  
9-Dan Hirotsu Hisao Feb. 26, 1923 63 Apr. 29, 1986 Medal with Blue Ribbon  
9-Dan Futakami Tatsuya Jan. 2, 1932 60 Apr. 29, 1992 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Kato Hifumi Jan. 1, 1940 60 Apr. 29, 2000 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
Lifetime Kisei Yonenaga Kunio Jun. 10, 1943 60 Nov. 3, 2003 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
Lifetime 10-Dan Nakahara Makoto Sep. 2, 1947 60 Apr. 29, 2008 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Tanigawa Koji Apr. 6, 1962 52 Nov. 3, 2014 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
9-Dan Sato Yasumitsu Oct. 1, 1969 47 Apr. 29, 2017 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
Translated by Hidetchi