Sachiko Hara

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Sachiko Hara (原幸子) is a Japanese professional Go player at Nihon Ki-in[1]. She is well known about her promotion activities for this game.

Career[change | change source]

Year Notes[1]
Childhood-1987 She was a student at a private Go school in Tokyo. This school is also known for raising Ayumi Suzuki and other professional players.
1988 Obtained professional player license.
1991 Promoted to 2 dan
1992 Promoted to 3 dan
1994-1996 Worked as the personality of NHK Go programs at the NHK educational TV[2].
1999 Promoted to 4 dan
2008 Achieved 200 career wins.
June 2016 - June 2019 Served as the director of Nihon Ki-in.
2018 Worked as an instructor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology[3][4]

Family[change | change source]

Her husband is Norimoto Yoda[5], a 9 dan professional Go player who has obtained many titles including the grand master (名人) title[6]. She is managing a Go school (Yodajuku, 依田塾) with him for kids under 15.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sachiko Hara official profile
  2. NHK broadcasts Go lessons and the NHK Cup TV Go Tournament on every week.
  3. This is one of the most famous national university in Japan.
  4. AY2018 Cultivating the Power of Execution by Go Game, Tokyo Institute of Technology Open Course Ware
  5. In Japan, married couples must use the same surname. But married professional Go players can use their former surname as a handle name (business name) in the field of Go. This kind of custom also exists in the field of Shogi.
  6. Norimoto Yoda at Sensei's Library