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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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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Hifumin and March comes in like a lion

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Last month was released the newest volume of the manga March comes in like a lion. This is the volume number 13 and it has been released almost 1 year after the volume 12.  ひふみん、「3月のライオン」を読み「猫ちゃんが主人公なの?」CM公開(動画あり) https://t.co/EZst3KCRxh pic.twitter.com/TPlmNzH9bT — コミックナタリー (@comic_natalie) September 28, 2017 The anime of this manga has been aired on the NHK channel and 2 movies based on the manga roled by Kamiki Ryuunosuke were a big hit on japanese cinemas. For this 13th volume a CM is been aired…

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Keikyuu Shogi Matsuri

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Every year, at the department store of the Keikyuu line of Kamiooka station in Yokohama there is a shogi festival for 3 days where many players are invited. I was able to assist the second and the third day. On the second day, I made a fast visit and I got the autograph of Karolina Styczyńska and took some photos of Nakamura Taichi and Saito Shintaro. They are called by the fans as the prince…

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Kanazawa Bunko Shogi Salon: Katou Hifumi Seminar

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Last Sunday I went for the first time to the Kanagawa Bunko Shogi Salon. This Shogi dojo opened last year and it’s 1-minute walk from the station of Kanazawa Bunko of the Keikyu line. This club opens every day from 13h to 21h and the entrance fee is 950 yen (≈8.5 USD), 700 yen (≈6 USD) for women and 600 (≈5.5 USD) yen for students. They organize many events and invite many players. This day the Shogi Club had the visit…

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