Hifumin love! Katou Hifumi x Morning Musume

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This year’s shogi fever still continues in Japan thanks to the 3 main characters: Fujii Souta, the youngest shogi player, Habu Yoshiharu who got the eternal seven crown, and Katou Hifumi “Hifumin” the oldest shogi player who retired this year. Hifumin has now quite free time and he is using it for his second hobby, appear on variety TV shows. He was already a regular at the TV program of Matsuko Delux and now he…

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The first female meijin retire from the board

Takojima Akiko (71) will put down the pieces and retire from the professional shogi world on this season. She won the first edition of the female meijin celebrated in 1967. 育成会時代に大変お世話になりました。記事を読むとご自分で引退を決意されたようですね…芯の通った憧れの先生です。RT初代女流名人・蛸島彰子女流六段が引退…「ひふみん」に続き女流レジェンドも : スポーツ報知 https://t.co/7q2VOiIhKh — 室田伊緒 (@iomuu) December 7, 2017 She was the first women to enter the shoureikai and she got until first dan. After she retired from the shoureikai she played the played first edition of the female meijin tournament.  Did you like it?

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2017: The Winning Words

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This year’s “Words of the Year” have been announced. Winning top honors for 2017 were insuta-bae, meaning everything that makes a photo worthy of posting to Instagram, and sontaku, the “surmising of wishes” that figured largely in the year’s political news. Below we list the 10 finalists and look at the judges’ reasons for choosing the two winners. ひふみん — Hifumin. The nickname of legendary shōgi player Katō Hifumi, who set down his game pieces on June 20 after…

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