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8-Dan Namekata Hisashi Achieves 600 Wins (Shogi Honor Award)

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Published at: 2018-01-30 03:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/01/600_11.html?utm_source=rss

行方尚史八段8-Dan Namekata Hisashi (44 years old) won a game against 7-Dan Murayama Yasuaki in the 2nd qualify round of the 89th Kisei Tournament (sponsored by Sankei Newspaper) held on January 29th in Tokyo Shogi Kaikan, becoming the 52nd player to achieve 600 total wins in official games (shogi-eiyo-sho, or Shogi Honor Award).

8-Dan Namekata Hisashi's results at the time of achieving 600 wins
981 games, 600 wins 381 losses, winning rate 0.612
Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 3-Dan Takamure Sachiko Promoted to Ladies 4-Dan

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Published at: 2018-01-22 05:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/01/post_1643.html?utm_source=rss

高群佐知子女流四段 Ladies 3-Dan Takamure Sachiko (46 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 4-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
January 21, 2018
Game
40th Kirishima Shuzo Cup, Ladies Osho Tournament, Qualify Round
(opponent: 4-Dan Yamada Kumi)
Promotion criteria met
By number of games won (120 wins after becoming Ladies 3-Dan)
Translated by Hidetchi

9-Dan Minami Yoshikazu Achieves 800 Wins (Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award)

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Published at: 2018-01-22 04:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2018/01/800_5.html?utm_source=rss

南芳一九段9-Dan Minami Yoshikazu (54 years old) won a game against 5-Dan Ishida Naohiro in C2-class of the 76th Ranking League (jun'i-sen) held on January 19th in Tokyo Shogi Kaikan, becoming the 20th player to achieve 800 total wins in official games (shogi-eiyo-kanto-sho, or Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award).

9-Dan Minami Yoshikazu's career results (as of Jan. 21, 2018)
1452 games, 800 wins 652 losses, winning rate 0.551
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9-Dan Kimura Kazuki Achieves 600 Wins (Shogi Honor Award)

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Published at: 2017-12-22 05:25

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/12/600_10.html?utm_source=rss

木村一基九段9-Dan Kimura Kazuki (44 years old) won a game against 8-Dan Yamasaki Takayuki in B1-class of the 76th Ranking League (jun'i-sen), sponsored by Asahi Newspaper and Mainichi Newspaper, held on December 21st in Kansai Shogi Kaikan, becoming the 51st player to achieve 600 total wins in official games (shogi-eiyo-sho, or Shogi Honor Award).

9-Dan Kimura's results at the time of achieving 600 wins
943 games, 600 wins 342 losses, winning rate 0.637
Translated by Hidetchi

4-Dan Fujii Souta Achieves 50 Wins at the Youngest Age

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Published at: 2017-11-22 02:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/11/50_57.html?utm_source=rss

4-Dan Fujii Souta won against 7-Dan Hirafuji Shingo in the 1st Qualify Round of the 66th Oza Tournament held on November 21 in Kansai Shogi Kaikan, achieving 50 total wins in official games at the youngest age (15 years and 4 months) in history.

Fastest records of junior high school student shogi pro's achieving 50 wins

as of November 21, 2017
No. Player Date of promotion to 4-Dan Date of achieving 50 wins Game count Months spent since 4-Dan promotion to 50 wins Date of birth Age at 4-Dan promotion Age at 50 wins
1 Fujii Souta Oct. 1 ,2016 Nov. 21, 2017 50-6 1 year 1 month Jul. 19, 2002 14 years 2 months 15 years 4 months
2 Habu Yoshiharu Dec. 18, 1985 Apr. 9, 1987 50-16 1 year 3 months Sep. 27, 1970 15 years 2 months 16 years 6 months
3 Watanabe Akira Apr. 1, 2000 Apr. 19, 2002 50-30 2 years 0 month Apr. 23, 1984 15 years 11 months 17 years 11 months
4 Kato Hifumi Oct. 1, 1954 Sep. 14, 1956 50-17 2 years 1 month Jan. 1, 1940 14 years 7 months 16 years 8 months
5 Tanigawa Koji Dec. 20, 1976 Mar. 23, 1979 50-26 2 years 3 months Apr. 6, 1962 14 years 8 months 16 years 11 months

※(1) Five players listed above became professional player at the age of junior high school student.
 Watanabe decided his promotion on March 9, 2000 (3rd grade of junior high), but his promotion date was April 1, 2000 (after graduating junior high).
 (2) Win-loss count of games in TV broadcast tournament that are yet to be broadcast are removed from Fujii's results.
 (3) 9-Dan Kato's result is from over 60 years ago. It should be taken only as reference, because the number of players and tournaments were much fewer than now.

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5-Dan Murata Akihiro has been Promoted to 6-Dan

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Published at: 2017-11-09 04:55

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/11/post_1612.html?utm_source=rss

村田顕弘六段

5-Dan Murata Akihiro (31 years old) has been promoted to 6-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
November 7, 2017
Game
89th Kisei Tournament, 1st Qualify Round
(opponent: 4-Dan Imaizumi Kenji)
Promotion criteria met
Number of games won (120 wins in official games after becoming 5-Dan)
Translated by Hidetchi

9-Dan Fukaura Koichi Achieved 800 Wins (Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award)

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Published at: 2017-11-07 00:30

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/11/800_4.html?utm_source=rss

深浦康市九段9-Dan Fukaura Koichi (45 years old) won a game against 7-Dan Saito Shintaro in the challenger deciding league of the 67th Osho Tournament held on November 3rd in "Kansai Shogi Kaikan" in Osaka, becoming the 19th player to achieve 800 total wins in official games (shogi-eiyo-kanto-sho, or Shogi Honor Fighting-spirit Award).

9-Dan Fukaura Koichi's career results (as of November 3, 2017)
1257 games, 800 wins 457 losses, winning rate 0.636
Translated by Hidetchi

6-Dan Oishi Tadashi has been Promoted to 7-Dan

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Published at: 2017-11-02 08:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/11/post_1610.html?utm_source=rss

大石直嗣七段

6-Dan Oishi Tadashi (28 years old) has been promoted to 7-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
November 1, 2017
Game
30th Ryuou Tournament, Class 3, Upgrade deciding match
(opponent: 8-Dan Kitahama Kensuke)
Promotion criteria met
2-time consecutive upgrade in Ryuou Tournament class
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9-Dan Moriuchi Toshiyuki to Receive the Medal with Purple Ribbon

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Published at: 2017-11-01 20:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/11/post_1609.html?utm_source=rss

紫綬褒章を受章した森内俊之九段

In the 2017 Autumn's Conferment of Medals of Honor, 9-Dan Moriuchi Toshiyuki (Managing Director of the Japan Shogi Association, 47 years old) receives 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. Moriuchi is the fourteenth recipient from the shogi world to win the Medal of Honor.

9-Dan Moriuchi's comment
"Since former recipients of the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the shogi world are all distinguished senior players, I was surprised when I heard about my receiving the prize, but I feel very honored. I have a feeling of strong relation ship with Chairman Sato Yasumitsu, because we have been improving ourselves through rivalry on the shogi board since junior high, making many kinds of memories of winning and losing. I am very happy to receive the Medal with Purple Ribbon in the same year as Chairman Sato, and I also think it is an honorable thing in the shogi world.
Before becoming managing director, I was thinking mostly about my games. After becoming managing director, however, I have been thinking about how to develop the shogi world. In future I want to make the shogi world an encouraging and attractive world for younger generations. I strongly recognize that the shogi world is supported by many fans and partners even now, but I would like to further develop this world by communicating the attractiveness of shogi to more people."

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  
9-Dan Moriuchi Toshiyuki Oct. 10, 1970 47 Nov. 3, 2017 Medal with Purple Ribbon  
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4-Dan Ishii Kentaro has been Promoted to 5-Dan

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Published at: 2017-10-31 06:00

Original site:https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/10/post_1608.html?utm_source=rss

石井健太郎五段

4-Dan Ishii Kentaro (25 years old) has been promoted to 5-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
October 30, 2017
Game
59th Oui Tournament, Qualify Round
(opponent: 6-Dan Yokoyama Hiroaki)
Promotion criteria met
Number of games won (100 wins in official games after becoming 4-Dan)
Translated by Hidetchi