Japanese chess shogi is one of the most popular logical board games in Japan. Many people play shogi regularly and there is shogi professional organisation in Japan.
The main professional shogi tournaments are: Meijin, Ryuo, Osho, Kio, Oi, Kisei, Oza. This tournaments also named as title ones. There are a lot of other professional competitions and women pro tournament.
This time shogi is not so popular abroad Japan. But it is obviously that number of adherents of this interesting game increase constantly. Only chinese chess xiangqi and european chess have more amateurs than shogi around the world.
Organization structure of shogi in Japan is also quite interesting. Solid sponsors, TV- and radio translations, massmedia's attention to shogi events are the good means to popularisation shogi in Japan.
If you don't know what is japanese chess we recommend to acquaint with shogi rules.
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21 June 2006 Kisei title match. Sato won the 2nd game go to
21 June 2006 On the way to Class A go to
20 June 2006 It was held the 2nd Paris Open go to
18 June 2006 Meijin title match. Moriuchi keep the title go to
15 June 2006 65th Meijin started go to
15 June 2006 Women Osho title match. Chiba won the 5th game go to
11 June 2006 Added 5 topics into section "Women tournaments" go to
11 June 2006 Belarus Shogi Championship finished go to
8 June 2006 Added topic "Titleholders" into section "Women tournaments" go to
8 June 2006 Women Osho title match. The 4th game was finished go to
8 June 2006 Kisei title match is started go to
2 June 2006 Meijin title match. Tanigawa won the 5th game of the match go to
30 May 2006 Women Osho title match. Nakai won the 3rd game go to
25 May 2006 Added topic"The age of participants" into section "Meijin" go to
25 May 2006 Added topics "Number of participants" and "Average age of participants" into section "Meijin" go to
24 May 2006 Women Osho title match. Score is 1-1 go to
20 May 2006 Belarus Championship, final. Sergey Korchitskij - Andrei Lysenko go to
19 May 2006 Meijin title match. Moriuchi - Tanigawa 3-1 go to
19 May 2006 Added topic "Professional's rating" into section "Players" go to
18 May 2006 Added topic "Asahi" into section "Non-title tournaments" go to
16 May 2006 It was started Women Osho title match go to
16 May 2006 24th Asahi Open was finished go to
16 May 2006 Added topic "List of professionals" into section "Players" go to
14 May 2006 Belarus Championship, final. Sergey Korchitskij - Andrei Lysenko go to
13 May 2006 Meijin title match. The 3rd game between Moriuchi and Tanigawa was finished go to
7 May 2006 World computer championship. The beginner took the 1st place go to
7 May 2006 News from Finland. A little girl beat 3rd dan player go to
5 May 2006 It was played the 3rd game of Asahi final match go to
3 May 2006 Top shogi players take part in chess tournaments during shogi vacations go to
2 May 2006 Shogi professionals – best Japanese chess players go to
2 May 2006 In topics "ELO list FESA" you can find data for all FESA-countries go to
1 May 2006 Renewed topics "ELO list FESA". Data for 11 FESA-countries go to
1 May 2006 The 16th World Computer Shogi Championship will be held in Japan go to
30 April 2006 Belarus Championship. Sergey Korchitskij won the second game in semifinal match against Andrei Kasperovich go to
29 April 2006 Added topics "ELO list FESA" and "Number of shogi players (FESA) " into section "Players" go to
26 April 2006 Meijin title match. The 2nd game between Moriuchi and Tanigawa was finished go to
26 April 2006 Added topic "Soft" into section "Links" go to
20 April 2006 1st Shogi Championship of Byelorussian pedagogical university go to
20 April 2006 Asahi-2006. Fujii-Habu 1-1 go to
18 April 2006 77th Kisei. It is known participants of challengers final go to
18 April 2006 Renewed sections "Oza", "Kio" and "Oi"
18 April 2006 Updated section "Translator" with on-line translator PROMT go to
15 April 2006 It is known the 1st participant of Belarus Championship's final go to
13 April 2006 Moriuchi won the 1st game of Meijin title match against Tanigawa go to
7 April 2006 Added topic "About professionals" into section "Links" go to
6 April 2006 Added section "Links" with topic "Shogi forums" go to
By materials of japanese resources
Andrei Kasperovich, 2006