Shogi Tournament on AbemaTV

Due to the coronaviurs many shogi players has to stay home so they are not able to play their usual games. Like many of us they has started to work from home so many players are offering online shogi classes, making some videos for youtube or playing online. The video streaming company AbemaTV has a Shogi channel that it is accessible from outside Japan, so it is possible to see many games there. The time…

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‘I have a car…’ 2

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Last year I appeared on a TV program on Tokyo channel named ‘I have a car…‘ visiting many places related to shogi. It was a very interesting experience and I was able to visit many places. This year I had the opportunity to make the second part and visit other places around Tokyo. This time it was again with the company of the model and strong amateur player Lindow and the professional female player Takemata…

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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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I want to go to Japan: Shogi edition

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Yesterday, there was a program on the japanese TV about foreigners who like Japan and want to visit it.  On that program they invited a small girl from Belarus to Japan. On the video they also showed the Shogi dojo of Minsk and some strong shogi players like Vincent Tanian and Sergei Lysenka. Here is the video of the TV program: https://youtu.be/wkOm0yJIwvY

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‘I have a car…’

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Yes, I know this is a strange title for a shogi post but this has a reason.  This weekend I will appear on japanese TV!! And not only this! I will appear on a program about shogi! There is a TV program on the TV Tokyo named ‘I have a car…’ (車あるんですけど) where they borrow a car to someone so he can go where he wants. This week, a professional model, a japanese comedian and…

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