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Japan Honors Shōgi Master Habu, Go Champ Iyama

Tokyo, Feb. 13 (Jiji Press)—The Japanese government on Tuesday gave the People's Honor Award to 47-year-old shōgi master Habu Yoshiharu and Iyama Yūta, a 28-year-old champion of the board game go. Go champion Iyama Yūta (left) and Shōgi master Habu Yoshiharu (right) pose with Prime Minister Abe Shinzō after receiving the People's Honor Award. (© Jiji) Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō pres…
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Japan Set to Honor Shōgi, Go Champs (News)

Tokyo, Dec. 13 (Jiji Press)—The Japanese government is considering granting the People's Honor Award to 47-year-old shōgi master Habu Yoshiharu and Iyama Yūta, a 28-year-old champion of the board game go, an official said Wednesday. Last week, Habu became the first-ever shōgi player to win eisei lifetime honors for all seven major shōgi titles. In October, Iyama accomplished the unprecedente…
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