Nihon Ki-in

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The Nihon Ki-in (日本棋院), also known as the Japan Go Association, is the main (non-profit) organization for Go in Tokyo, Japan. It maintains Japan's professional player system[1] and gives diplomas for amateur rankings.

Professional Tournaments[change | change source]

The Nihon Ki-in organizes many tournaments for professional players. The major title tournaments include the Kisei (棋聖, Board Master), Meijin (名人, Grand Master, hosted with Asahi Shinbun), Honinbo (本因坊), Judan (10-dan), Tengen (天元, Center), Gosei (碁聖, Master of Go), and the Oza (王座, King.[2]. There are also separate Honinbo, Meijin, and Kisei titles for women.

Major Title Winners by Year[change | change source]

  • (*): Kansai Ki-in[3] player.
  • Non-Japanese players (Chinese or Korean) are described with their Japanese pronunciation.
Year Kisei Meijin Honinbo Judan Tengen Gosei Oza
1941 - - Riichi Sekiyama - - - -
1943 - - Utaro Hashimoto - - - -
1945 - - Kaoru Iwamoto - - - -
1947 - - Kaoru Iwamoto - - - -
1950 - - Utaro Hashimoto - - - -
1951 - - Utaro Hashimoto* - - - -
1952 - - Kaku Takagawa[4] - - - -
1953 - - Kaku Takagawa - - - Utaro Hashimoto*
1954 - - Kaku Takagawa - - - Kaku Takagawa
1955 - - Kaku Takagawa - - - Utaro Hashimoto*
1956 - - Kaku Takagawa - - - Utaro Hashimoto*
1957 - - Kaku Takagawa - - - Shimamura Toshihiro
1958 - - Kaku Takagawa - - - Hosai Fujisawa
1959 - - Kaku Takagawa - - - Shoji Hashimoto*
1960 - - Kaku Takagawa - - - Dogen Handa*
1961 - - Eio Sakata[4] - - - Eio Sakata
1962 - Fujisawa Hideyuki Eio Sakata Utaro Hashimoto* - - Hidehiro Miyashita
1963 - Eio Sakata Eio Sakata Dogen Handa - - Eio Sakata
1964 - Eio Sakata Eio Sakata Hosai Fujisawa - - Eio Sakata
1965 - Rin Kaiho[5] Eio Sakata Kaku Takagawa - - Dogen Handa*
1966 - Rin Kaiho Eio Sakata Eio Sakata - - Eio Sakata
1967 - Rin Kaiho Eio Sakata Eio Sakata - - Fujisawa Hideyuki
1968 - Kaku Takagawa Rin Kaiho Eio Sakata - - Fujisawa Hideyuki
1969 - Rin Kaiho Rin Kaiho Hideo Otake - - Fujisawa Hideyuki
1970 - Fujisawa Hideyuki Rin Kaiho - - - Eio Sakata
1971 - Rin Kaiho Yoshio Ishida[4] Utaro Hashimoto* - - Eio Sakata
1972 - Rin Kaiho Yoshio Ishida Eio Sakata - - Eio Sakata
1973 - Rin Kaiho Yoshio Ishida Eio Sakata - - Rin Kaiho
1974 - Yoshio Ishida Yoshio Ishida Shoji Hashimoto* - - Yoshio Ishida
1975 - Hideo Otake Yoshio Ishida Rin Kaiho Fujisawa Hideyuki - Hideo Otake
1976 - Hideo Otake Masaki Takemiya Masao Kato Kobayashi Koichi Masao Kato Cho Chikun
1977 Fujisawa Hideyuki[4] Rin Kaiho Masao Kato Masao Kato Shimamura Toshihiro Masao Kato Norio Kudo
1978 Fujisawa Hideyuki Hideo Otake Masao Kato Masao Kato Masao Kato Hideo Otake Yoshio Ishida
1979 Fujisawa Hideyuki Hideo Otake Masao Kato Masao Kato Masao Kato Cho Chikun Masao Kato
1980 Fujisawa Hideyuki Cho Chikun[4] Masaki Takemiya Hideo Otake Masao Kato Hideo Otake Masao Kato
1981 Fujisawa Hideyuki Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Hideo Otake Masao Kato Hideo Otake Shoji Hashimoto*
1982 Fujisawa Hideyuki Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Kataoka Satoshi Hideo Otake Masao Kato[4]
1983 Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Rin Kaiho Masao Kato Kataoka Satoshi Hideo Otake Masao Kato
1984 Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Rin Kaiho Kobayashi Koichi Yoshio Ishida Hideo Otake Masao Kato
1985 Cho Chikun Kobayashi Koichi Masaki Takemiya Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi Hideo Otake Masao Kato
1986 Kobayashi Koichi[4] Masao Kato Masaki Takemiya Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun Masao Kato
1987 Kobayashi Koichi Masao Kato Masaki Takemiya Masao Kato Cho Chikun Masao Kato Masao Kato
1988 Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi[4] Masaki Takemiya Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Kobayashi Koichi Masao Kato
1989 Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun[4] Cho Chikun Rin Kaiho Kobayashi Koichi Masao Kato
1990 Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun Masaki Takemiya Rin Kaiho Kobayashi Koichi Yasumasa Hane
1991 Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun Masaki Takemiya Rin Kaiho Kobayashi Koichi Fujisawa Hideyuki
1992 Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun Masaki Takemiya Rin Kaiho Kobayashi Koichi Fujisawa Hideyuki
1993 Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun Hideo Otake Rin Kaiho Kobayashi Koichi Masao Kato
1994 Cho Chikun Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun Hideo Otake Ryu Shikun Rin Kaiho[6] Cho Chikun
1995 Satoru Kobayashi Masaki Takemiya Cho Chikun Norimoto Yoda Ryu Shikun Satoru Kobayashi O Rissei
1996 Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Norimoto Yoda Ryu Shikun Norimoto Yoda Ryu Shikun
1997 Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Masao Kato Kudo Norio Norimoto Yoda Kimio Yamada
1998 Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Naoto Hikosaka Kobayashi Koichi Norimoto Yoda O Rissei
1999 Cho Chikun Cho Chikun Cho Sonjin[6] Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi Kobayashi Koichi O Rissei
2000 O Rissei Norimoto Yoda O Meien Kobayashi Koichi Ryu Shikun[6] Keigo Yamashita O Rissei
2001 O Rissei Norimoto Yoda O Meien[6] O Rissei Naoki Hane Kobayashi Koichi Cho Chikun
2002 O Rissei Norimoto Yoda Masao Kato O Rissei Naoki Hane Kobayashi Koichi O Meien
2003 Keigo Yamashita Norimoto Yoda Cho U O Rissei[6] Naoki Hane Norimoto Yoda Cho U
2004 Naoki Hane Cho U Cho U O Rissei Keigo Yamashita Norimoto Yoda Cho U
2005 Naoki Hane Cho U Shinji Takao Cho Chikun Kono Rin Norimoto Yoda Cho U
2006 Keigo Yamashita Shinji Takao Shinji Takao Cho Chikun Kono Rin Cho U Keigo Yamashita
2007 Keigo Yamashita Cho U Shinji Takao Cho Chikun[6] Kono Rin Cho U Keigo Yamashita
2008 Keigo Yamashita Cho U Naoki Hane Shinji Takao Cho U Cho U Cho U
2009 Keigo Yamashita Yuta Iyama Naoki Hane Cho U Keigo Yamashita Cho U Cho U
2010 Cho U Yuta Iyama Keigo Yamashita Cho U Satoshi Yuki* Hideyuki Sakai* Cho U
2011 Cho U Keigo Yamashita Keigo Yamashita Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Naoki Hane Cho U
2012 Cho U Keigo Yamashita Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama
2013 Yuta Iyama[4] Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama[4] Satoshi Yuki Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama[4] Yuta Iyama
2014 Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Shinji Takao Shinji Takao Yuta Iyama Daisuke Murakawa*
2015 Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Atsushi Ida Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama
2016 Yuta Iyama Shinji Takao Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama
2017 Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama
2018 Yuta Iyama Cho U[6] Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Yuta Iyama Kyo Kagen[6] Yuta Iyama
2019 Yuta Iyama Toramaru Shibano Yuta Iyama Daisuke Murakawa* (tbd) Naoki Hane Toramaru Shibano
Year Kisei Meijin Honinbo Judan Tengen Gosei Oza

Domestic Headquarters[change | change source]

  • Tokyo Head Quarter (Ichigaya) : 7-2 Goban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Tokyo Yurakucho Go Center: 9F Tokyo Kotsu-Kaikan, 2-10-1 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  • Osaka Head Quarter: 10F Applause Tower, 19-19 Sayamachi, Osaka
  • Osaka Umeda Go Salon: 6F Hankyu Five Annex Building, 1-23 Sumidacho, Kita-ku, Osaka
  • Chubu Head Quarter: 1-19 Syumoku-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya

Foreign Branches[change | change source]

  • The Nihon Ki-in European Go Cultural Centre: Schokland14,1181 HV Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Nihon Ki-in Do Brasil: R. Dr Fabricio Vampre No116, Ana Rosa - Sao Paulo - Brazil
  • Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of The West U.S.A: 700,N.E.,45 th Street, Seattle WA

References and Notes[change | change source]

  1. The professional player system includes not only professional tournaments but also qualification exams for new professionals.
  2. gobase.org/games/jp/
  3. Kansai Ki-in is the Osaka version of Nihon Ki-in.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Eventually obtained honorary title
  5. He is a student of Go Seigen
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 He is a non-Japanese player

See also[change | change source]

  • American Go Association (American counterpart of Nihon Ki-in)
  • Tomoko Ogawa (former director of Nihon Ki-in, former president of the professional players assembly at Nihon Ki-in)

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