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Netherlands to host European Shogi Championship 2016 in August receiving more than 100 Participants

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Published at: 2016-08-04 11:00

From 17th to 21st of August, Nederlandse Shogi Bond (Dutch Shogi Association) will host European Shogi Championship/World Open Shogi Championship 2016. The venue will be the European Go and Cultural Centre in Amstelveen.

There have been already more than 100 registration so far, including the strongest players and champions from European countries.

Professional players and other important guests are also invited.

You can find more information and a registration form on the website of the tournament: www.shogi2016.eu

Written by Hidetchi

Report: Title Acquisition Ceremony and Celetration Party of the 9th Mynavi Ladies Open

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Published at: 2016-07-27 07:35

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/07/9_13.html

Jo-ou Title Acquisition Ceremony of Mynavi Ladies Open and its celebration party for Jo-ou Momoko Kato was held on July 26th at the head quarters of Mynavi in Chiyoda-ward, Tokyo, with about 200 participants.

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Presentation of Mynavi Cup

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Nobuyuki Nakagawa, CEO of Mynavi

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JSA chairman Koji Tanigawa

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Mr. Tokuo Aoshima, chairman of Shizuoka JSA branch federation

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Left: Presentation of prize money
Right: Presentation of title acquisition letter

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Speech of toast by JSA senior director Teruichi Aono

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Speech by Naoki Takiguchi, CEO of Mynavi Publication

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Mynavi Cup, a work by Yasokichi Tokuda the 3rd

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Title acquisition letter for Jo-ou

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With Jo-ou Kato

Translated by Hidetchi

Shogi was Included in the "2016 Junior Summit in Mie"

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Published at: 2016-07-27 06:35

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/event/2016/07/post_1414.html

 On May 26th and 27th, "Ishe-shima Summit" was held in Kashiko-shima Island in Shima City. Prior to that, on April 25th, "2016 Junior Summit in Mie" was held at Nagashima Resort Hotel, where high school students from 7 developed countries discuss about global themes.
 This program included a session for the 28 representatives to experience Japanese traditional culture, and shogi was chosen as one of the items.
 8-Dan Kazuo Azuma and 5-Dan Kazuhiro Nishikawa attended it from JSA, as well as officials from JSA branches in Mie Prefecture, interacting with the representatives.
 The representatives were completely beginners to shogi, but they were very much interested when sitting before the board touching the shogi pieces. The event was very successful.
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From Ise Newspaper, April 27th
(click to see in larger format)

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Left: 8-Dan Azuma, teaching games
Right: 5-Dan Nishikawa, explaining shogi to beginners

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Interaction with the Junior Summit representatives

Translated by Hidetchi

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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Ladies 2-kyu Saki Satomi has been promoted to Ladies 1-kyu

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Published at: 2016-07-04 07:40

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/07/21_21.html

里見咲紀女流3級Ladies 2-kyu Saki Satomi (20 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 1-kyu, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
July 4th 2016
Game
6th Ricoh Cup Women's Ouza, 2nd Qualify Round
(opponent: Shourei-kai 6-kyu Ryuka Mukae)
Ground of promotion
Entering the main round of Women's Ouza



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Ladies 1-Dan Tomoko Hisatsu has been promoted to Ladies 2-Dan

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Published at: 2016-06-29 05:00

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/06/post_1419.html

久津知子女流二段 Ladies 1-Dan Tomoko Hisatsu (43 years old) has been promoted to Ladies 2-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
June 29th, 2016
Game
2nd Ladies Shogi YAMADA Challenge Cup
(opponent: Ladies 1-kyu Ayano Nodasawa)
Ground of promotion
Winning 60 games after promotion to Ladies 1-Dan



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6-Dan Makoto Tobe has been promoted to 7-Dan

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Published at: 2016-06-02 07:10

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/06/post_1412.html

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6-Dan Makoto Tobe (29 years old) has been promoted to 7-Dan on June 1st 2016, meeting the conditions.












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6-Dan Yoshiyuki Kubota has been promoted to 7-Dan

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Published at: 2016-06-02 07:05

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/06/post_1411.html

窪田義行七段 6-Dan Yoshiyuki Kubota (44 years old) has been promoted to 7-Dan, winning the game described below.

Date of promotion
June 1st, 2016
Game
75th Ranking League, B2-class (opponent: 8-Dan Takashi Abe)
Ground of promotion
Winning 150 games after promotion to 6-Dan




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8-Dan Amahiko Satou has been promoted to 9-Dan

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Published at: 2016-06-01 06:00

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/06/post_1410.html

佐藤天彦名人 8-Dan Amahiko Satou(28 years old)has been promoted to 8-Dan, winning the 5th game of the 74th Meijin Title Match played on May 30th & 31st, becoming the Meijin with the results of 4 wins and 1 loss.

Date of promotion
May 31st, 2016
Game
74th Meijin Title Match, Game 5
(opponent: Meijin Yoshiharu Habu)
Ground og promotion
Obtaining Meijin Title


Translated by Hidetchi

JSA presented memorial gift to the G7 Ise-Shima Summit representatives

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Published at: 2016-05-27 02:05

Original site:http://www.shogi.or.jp/news/2016/05/post_1407.html

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JSA offered a shogi piece accessory and a booklet about shogi in English to be included in the "Summit Bag" given to the representatives at G7 Ise-Shima Summit that took place on May 26th and 27th in Shima-city, Mie Prefecture.
 This was done in order to promote shogi as a Japanese traditional culture, at this opportunity when the leaders of major countries gather. Below is an example of the contents from the booklet.

"Shogi is a traditional Japanese strategic board-game. It is very familiar to the Japanese and is enjoyed by all generations, young and old alike.
Today professional title matches are performed in a Japanese style room. The players wear kimonos, the way they sit and the arrangement of the pieces are stipulated by tradition; the spirit of ancient Japan is omnipresent."

This memorial gift was covered in a TV program "Mezamashi TV" on May 27th morning, in a section dealing with Ise-Shima Summit excusively.

JSA aims to register shogi to Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, in that it is the only board game in the world that allows captured pieces to be reused, and that Japanese traditional manners and craftsmanship are also involved.

Translated by Hidetchi