Official News Release
Published at: 2017-06-26 11:00
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/06/post_1558.html
8-Dan Kimura Kazuki (aged 44) has been promoted to 9-Dan on June 26, 2017, meeting the criteria in his game results.
Published at: 2017-06-02 09:00
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/06/post_1547.html
7-Dan Horiguchi Koji (aged 56) retired, as described below.
- Date of retirement
- June 1st, 2017
- Last game
- 30th Ryuou Tournament, Group 6, Upgrade deciding match
(opponent: 5-Dan Nakao Toshiyuki)
- Cause of retirement
- Retirement regulations of Free Class player
Published at: 2017-05-16 06:00
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/05/7.html
The 7th Ricoh Cup, Women's Ouza Tournament will hold an "All-together 1st Qualifying Round" on May 20th, where 60 players fight for the 2nd Qualifying Round, those are: 6 amateur players who won the East Japan Amateur Preliminaries on April 1st and the West Japan Amateur Preliminaries on April 16th, 1 foreign invited amateur player, two Shoureikai players, and 51 non-seeded Ladies Professional players.
The foreign invited player of the 7th term is Viktoria Mikhailovna Riasnianska from Ukraine.
She will play against Ladies 1-Dan Ajiki Fusako
- In 2016, I luckily won the online preliminaries for the foreign invitation of the 6th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Tournament, and was invited to Japan to participate in the all-together 1st qualify round.
That experience in Tokyo stays in my mind as deep and impressive memories. It was not until I visited Japan, that I got to know a hint of what real shogi is actually like. The atmosphere the tournament has can never be reproduced in Europe.
This year I was able to win the online preliminaries again, and will come to Tokyo again to take part in the 7th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza Tournament as the foreign invited player.
I am looking forward to being able to immerse myself in this exciting moment of playing shogi, not caring anything about the sounds and atmosphere that surrounds me ― the very moment, when I enter the game room, align the pieces on board, and can forget everything except shogi.
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.
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
|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|
Published at: 2017-04-05 03:00
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/04/sns.html
On April 5th, the JSA opened new official accounts in social networks.
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Published at: 2017-03-31 08:15
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/03/post_1533.html
The following are the promotions and retirements dated on April 1st, 2017.
Iida Hiroyuki to 7-Dan Retirement regulations
(Promotions of Professional Instructors were omitted in this English translation)
Retirements (Their retirement date and last game date are not decided yet)
Published at: 2017-03-31 08:00
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/03/2017.html
The players who move out to Free-class in 2017 are the following.
- 9-Dan Moriuchi's comment
- I hereby announce my decision to move out to the Free-class.
I reached this conclusion after dropping out of the A-class of 2016 Ranking League (jun-i-sen).
I have gained so much memorable experiences such as breaking the record of win streak in Ranking League as well as many games in the Meijin title match. I am full of gratitude.
Hereafter I will make use of this experience to support further growth of Ranking League tournaments and Meijin title matches from a different standpoint from the player
JSA Professional Player Toshiyuki Moriuchi
Published at: 2017-03-23 09:10
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/03/post_1528.html
4-Dan Fujimori Tetsuya (aged 29) has been promoted to 5-Dan on March 23rd, 2017, meeting the criteria in his game records.
Published at: 2017-03-13 08:00
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/03/post_1526.html
7-Dan Hatakeyama Naruyuki (aged 47) has been promoted to 8-Dan on March 8th, 2017, meeting the criteria in his game results.
Published at: 2017-03-09 10:30
Original site: https://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2017/03/1_36.html
Ladies 1-kyu Ishimoto Sakura (aged 18) has been promoted to Ladies 1-Dan, winning the game described below.
- Date of promotion
- March 9th, 2017
- 44th Okada Museum Cup, Ladies Meijin Championship, Qualifying Round
(opponent: Ladies 2-kyu Karolina Styczynska)
- Promotion criteria met
- Entering Ladies Meijin League