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Ladies 3-kyu Emina Yamaguchi has been Promoted to Ladies 2-kyu

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Published at: 2016-04-22 04:50

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/04/post_1389.html

山口絵美菜女流2級

Ladies 3-kyu Emina Yamaguchi (21 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 2-kyu, winning the game described below.
Her Ladies Professional player ID will be 55.

Date of promotion
Thursday, April 21st 2016
Game
The 38th Ladies Oushou Tournament, Qualify Round
(opponent: Ladies 1-Dan Aki Wada)
Ground of promotion
Entering the Main Round of Ladies Oushou Tournament

Conditions for a Ladies 3-kyu to become 2-kyu

  1. The number of winning games is as many as that of the participated tournaments in 1 year.
  2. The number of winning games is 3/4 time as many as that of the participated tournaments in 2 years.
  3. Conditions for becoming Ladies 1-kyu in "Ladies Professional Promotion Regulations" are met.

If none of the above conditions are met within 2 years, the rank of Ladies 3-kyu becomes invalid, in which case one can move back to C2 class of Kenshu-kai.

Translated by Hidetchi

Report: Presentation Ceremony of the 43rd Shogi Awards and Promotion Letters

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Published at: 2016-04-22 02:10

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/04/post_1388.html

On Friday, April 15th, the presentation ceremony of the 43rd Shogi Awards and the promotion letters was held at "Japan Hairdressers Federation Building" in Tokyo.

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Shogi Awards winners

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Promoted players

<Program>

Opening of ceremony
Speech
JSA Chairman Kouji Tanigawa
Presentation ceremony of the 43rd Shogi Awards
Report of selection process by Ryou Mochizuki and Shouji Tsue, representing the selection committee of Tokyo Shogi Reporters
Presentation of awards by JSA chairman Kouji Tanigawa
Presentation of Tokyo Shogi Reporters' Award by Hiroyuki Fujimoto of Tokyo Shogi Reporters
Presentation of promotion letters
Presentation of promotion letters by JSA chairman Kouji Tanigawa
Speech of thanks representing the award winners and promoted players
Shogi Award winner and Meijin Yoshiharu Habu
End of ceremony

The 43rd Shogi Awards Presentation Ceremony

第43回将棋大賞表彰式・免状授与式_03 第43回将棋大賞表彰式・免状授与式_04
Left: Meijin Yoshiharu Habu(Most Excellent Player / Best Game Award, Special Award)
Right: Ryu-ou Akira Watanabe (Excellent Player / Best Game Award)

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Left: 8-Dan Eisaku Tomioka (Kouzou Masuda Award)
Right: 8-Dan Amahiko Satou (Best Game Award / Most Games / Most Wins / Most Win-streak / Fighting-spirit Award)

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Left: 6-Dan Kenjirou Abe (Best Game Award, Special Award)
Right: 6-Dan Shintarou Saitou (Highest Winning Percentage / Best Rookie)

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Left: Ladies 2-Dan Yuki Muroya (Excellent Ladies Player)
Right: 9-Dan Hitoshige Awaji (Tokyo Shogi Reporters' Award)

Presentation ceremony of promotion letters

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Left: Hatasu Itou, promoted to 8-Dan
Right: Shouichi Anzai. promoted 7-Dan

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Left: Shinya Satou, promoted to 7-Dan
Right: Takehiro Ohira, promoted to 6-Dan

After the end of the ceremony, a celebration party was held with a great success starting with the speech of toast by 9-Dan Hitoshige Awaji.

Award winners

Most Excellent Player Meijin (Ou-i, Ouza, Kise) Yoshiharu Habu
Excellent Player Ryu-ou (Ki-ou) Akira Watanabe
Kouzou Masuda Award 8-Dan Eisaku Tomioka
Best Game Award (The 41st Kiou Title Match, Game 4)
Ki-ou Akira Watanabe
8-Dan Amahiko Satou
Best Game Award, Special Award (The 41st Ki-ou Challenger-deciding Tournament)
Meijin Yoshiharu Habu
6-Dan Kenjirou Abe
Highest Winning Percentage 6-Dan Shintarou Saitou
Most Games 8-Dan Amahiko Satou
Most Wins 8-Dan Amahiko Satou
Most Win-streak 8-Dan Amahiko Satou
Fighting-spirit Award 8-Dan Amahiko Satou
Best Rookie 6-Dan Shintarou Saitou
Most Excellent Ladies Player Ladies Meijin, Ladies Ou-i, Ladies Oushou, Kurashiki-Wisteria Kana Satomi
Excellent Ladies Player Ladies 2-Dan Yuki Muroya
Ladies Most Games Ladies 2-Dan Yuki Muroya
Tokyo Shogi Reporters' Award 9-Dan Hitoshige Awaji

Promoted players

<Professional player>
8-Dan Hatasu Itou (April 1st 2016)
7-Dan Shouichi Anzai (April 1st 2016)
7-Dan Youichi Kushida (April 1st 2016)
7-Dan Shouhei Takada (April 1st 2016)
7-Dan Shinnya Satou (December 27th 2015)
6-Dan Kenjirou Abe (November 5th 2015)
6-Dan Kouru Abe (November 5th 2015)
6-Dan Takehiro Ohira (January 8th 2016)
6-Dan Kouta Kanai (March 9th 2016)
5-Dan Mirai Oshima (March 3rd 2016)
4-Dan Junpei Ide (April 1st 2016)
4-Dan Daichi Sasaki (April 1st 2016)
<Ladies Professional players>
Ladies 3-Dan Shinobu Iwane (February 22nd 2016)
Ladies 1-Dan Beni Takemata (April 1st 2016)
<Coaching Professionals>
Coaching Professional 5-Dan Satoshi Kawai (April 1st 2016)
Coaching Professional 2-Dan Shinji Yamada (April 1st 2016)

Translated by Hidetchi

Defaulted Game in Ginga Tournament

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Published at: 2016-04-06 11:50

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/04/post_1386.html

9-Dan Inoue wins the 7th Round of Ginga Tournament, Block G by default due to the contracting of influenza by the opponent 8-Dan Izumi.

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Withdrawal from Shourei-kai 3-Dan League

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Published at: 2016-04-06 11:50

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/04/post_1381.html

3-Dan Taizou Ishikawa has withdrawn from Shourei-kai for personal reasons.
Defaulted official games due to this withdrawal are the following.

・The 47th Rookie Tournament (opponent: 4-Dan Kenji Imaizumi)
・The 29th Ryu-ou Tournament, Class 5 (opponent: 4-Dan Yugo Takeuchi)

Translated by Hidetchi

The 43rd Shogi Awards Winners

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Published at: 2016-04-01 17:40

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/04/43_4.html

The winners of the 43rd Shogi Awards have been decided as the following, at the selection committee held on April 1st 2016 at "Sendagaya Social Education Center" in Shibuya-ward, Tokyo.

Winners of the 43rd Shogi Awards

Most Excellent Player
Meijin (Ou-i, Ouza, Kisei) Yoshiharu Habu (2 consecutive years, 21 times in total)
Excellent Player
Ryuou (Ki-ou) Akira Watanabe (first time in 4 years, 5 times in total)
Fighting-spirit Award
8-Dan Amahiko Satou (first time)
Best Rookie
6-Dan Shintarou Saitou (first time)
Most Games
8-Dan Amahiko Satou 59 games (first time)
Most Wins
8-Dan Amahiko Satou 41 wins (first time)
Highest Winning Percentage
6-Dan Shintarou Saitou 40 wins 12losses 76.9% (first time)
Most Win-streak
8-Dan Amahiko Satou 15 win-streak (first time in 5 years, 2 times in total)
Most Excellent Ladies Player
Ladies Meijin, Ladies Ou-i, Ladies Oushou, Kurashiki-Wisteria Kana Satomi (first time in 2 years, 6 times in total)
Excellent Ladies Player
Ladies 2-Dan Yuki Muroya (first time)
Ladies Most Games
Ladies 2-Dan Yuki Muroya 33 games
Tokyo Shogi Reporters' Award
9-Dan Hitoshige Awaji
The 22nd Kouzou Masuda Award
8-Dan Eisaku Tomioka (for Bishop-exchanged Reclining Silver, Tomioka Style)
The 10th Best Game Award
The 41st Kiou Title Match, Game 4 Ryu-ou Akira Watanabe vs 8-Dan Amahiko Satou
Best Game Award, Special Award
The 41st Kiou Challenger-deciding Tournament Meijin Yoshiharu Haub vs 6-Dan Kenjirou Abe
Translated by Hidetchi

Promoted Players and Retired Players

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Published at: 2016-03-31 15:50

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/03/post_1379.html

Promoted players and retired players on April 1st 2016 are the following.

Promotion
Ryuma Tonari  to 4-Dan (by the 58th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League)
Junpei Ide  to 4-Dan (by the 58th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League)
Daichi Sasaki  to 4-Dan (by the 58th Shourei-kai 3-Dan League)

Shouhei Takada  to 7-Dan (by the regulation of Free Class)
Shinya Yamamoto  to 6-Dan (by the regulation of Free Class)

Hatasu Itou   to 8-Dan (by the regulation for retired players)
Kouichi Kodama  to 8-Dan (by the regulation for retired players)
Shouichi Anzai  to 7-Dan (by the regulation for retired players)
Youichi Kushida  to 7-Dan (by the regulation for retired players)

Beni Takemata  to Ladies 1-Dan (by winning more than 50% and 7 games)
Saya Nakazawa to Ladies 1-Dan (by winning more than 50% and 7 games)

Yoshiaki Kaneko to Coaching Professional 7-Dan (by the regulation of Coaching Professionals)
Yukimichi Tanaka to Coaching Professional 5-Dan (by the regulation of Coaching Professionals)
Satoshi Kawai to Coaching Professional 5-Dan (by the regulation of Coaching Professionals)
Yousuke Okamoto to Coaching Professional 4-Dan (by the regulation of Coaching Professionals)
Shinji Yamada to Coaching Professional 2-Dan (by the regulation of Coaching Professionals)
Retirement
9-Dan Noboru Tamura (by the regulation of Free Class)
Translated by Hidetchi

Ladies 3-kyu Karolina Styczynska to be "Ambassador of Kofu-city"

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Published at: 2016-03-29 09:55

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/03/3_34.html

Ladies 3-kyu Karolina Styczynska will be "Ambassador of Kofu-city" at the request of Kofu-city.
Presentation ceremony of the commission letter will be held on Wednesday, March 30th at Kofu City Hall.

甲府大使となったカロリーナ女流3級
Commemorative photo with Mr. Yuichi Higuchi, mayor of Kofu-city

Translated by Hidetchi

English Version of Shogi Wars is Now Available

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Published at: 2016-03-25 18:00

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/03/post_1374.html

Tokyo (HEROZ, inc.) - HEROZ, inc. ("HEROZ") providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), is proud to announce that the English version of "Shogi Wars", an application officially approved by Japan Shogi Association, has been released.

将棋ウォーズ英語版

From today's updated version, players can switch language from Japanese to English at the bottom right of the main page. A part of the sounds and graphics in the application remain Japanese, however, the English version allows everyone to enjoy Shogi, indicating buttons, tutorials, and Shogi pieces in English. Players can also apply and receive certification of diploma with no circumstance.

Shogi Wars will continue to strive for making contributions to the popularization of Shogi around the world.

"We have finally been able to release the English version, receiving much demand from users and people involved in Shogi. We strongly hope that this application will contribute to increase Shogi fans, enjoying playing against users from all around the world" comments Takahiro Hayashi, CEO of HEROZ.

"Japan Shogi Association has been putting effort into spreading Shogi worldwide for over 30 years; however, there has not been a perfect environment for foreign players to lightly enjoy the game. But now this English version of Shogi Wars will become a gathering spot for anyone to enjoy Shogi regardless of race. I can't be any happier if all fans and players in the world will find the excitement of playing Shogi through this application" says Teruichi Aono Kudan, the executive director of Japan Shogi Association and a professional Shogi player in Japan.

【About HEROZ, inc】
HEROZ is a company providing mobile apps using Artificial Intelligence (AI), which aims at offering services in the world with the concept "Surprising in mind". It is one of the biggest service providers in Japan today, and will keep on offering services and collaboration activities actively to create a paradigm shift with the key word, AI x mobile.

【Contact Information】
HEROZ, inc. public relations
Web: http://heroz.co.jp/
Email: press@heroz.co.jp
Please contact us to the above, if you have any inquiries about this release.

Translated by Hidetchi

5-Dan Kouta Kanai has been promoted to 6-Dan

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Published at: 2016-03-10 14:10

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/03/post_1369.html

金井恒太六段 5-Dan Kouta Kanai (29 years old) has been promoted to 6-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
March 9th 2016
Game
The 66th Oushou Tournament, 1st Qualify(opponent: 7-Dan Hiroshi Kobabyashi)
Ground of promotion
Winning 120 official games since the promotion to 5-Dan





Translated by Hidetchi

9-Dan Hifumi Katou to Receive "Kama-city Citizens Special Commendation"

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Published at: 2016-03-08 15:25

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/03/post_1368.html

9-Dan Hifumi Katou (76 years old) will receive a citizens special commendation from his hometown Kama-city, Fukuoka.
The commendation ceremony will be included in the Kama-city Combined Memorial Ceremonies held on Sunday, March 27th at Yamada Salvia Park.

Translated by Hidetchi