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  • Coronavirus in Japan

    May 17, 2020 New cases of Coronavirus in Japan: Total Tokyo 30 10 Satire is the most difficult form of comedy to perform with excellence. The death of Fred Willard yesterday reminds us of that. His performances in “This is Spinal Tap!” and “Best in Show” were both understated and over-the-top, not an easy combination […]

  • Problem 459

    Black to Play Composed by Akiyama Jiro 3 dan and published in Kidō, May 1994.

  • Japanese Superstars

    Nakama Yukie is a Top Star in the Entertainment Industry As I have explained many times here, everything in America is reflected in Japan. That is because of the close working relationship that has developed between the two countries after the Second World War. Japan failed terribly during that war, and wished to follow the […]

  • Problem 458

    Black to Play Composed by Akiyama Jiro 3 dan and published in Kidō, May 1994.

  • Japanese Diligence

    The sober approach that Japan took toward the Coronavirus limited its severity I came to the United States a week ago on business. I should have expected the obsessive focus on the Coronavirus in the country but I did not. Although I was surprised, the reason that I should have expected it is because there […]

  • Problem 457

    45 Three Move Life and Death Problems White to Play Composed by Fukui Masaaki 8 dan and published in the 45 Three Move Life and Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, October 1989. Extending is the Only Move *But what then?

  • Misunderstandings About the Japanese Language and Culture

    A Famous Torii in the Inland Sea of Japan It makes me angry to hear people spouting nonsense about Japanese matters they know nothing about. It is said that ignorance is bliss, but when broadcasting to millions, a sense of responsibility in regards to the facts should be paramount. Otherwise, why take the job to […]

  • Problem 456

    45 Three Move Life and Death Problems White to Play Composed by Fukui Masaaki 8 dan and published in the 45 Three Move Life and Death Problems booklet as a supplement to Kidō, October 1989. Shortage of Liberties in the Corner *Reading training is essential for improvement in go.

  • Japan Gets Even More Serious about the Coronavirus

    Takarazuka Musical Theater Troupe Features All Women Players The Japanese government has asked for the sequestering at home (自粛= jishuku) of everyone in the country due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This has forced almost everybody to stay isolated with minimal contact with the outside world. I am complying with this directive. I go out to […]

  • 49th Annual Honinbo Title Match, Game 7

    Cho Chikun, Honinbo W: Kataoka Satoshi 9 dan B: Cho Chikun, Honinbo Played on July 21 & 22, 1994 at Ibaraki. 240 moves. Black wins by 3 1/2 pts. Commentary by Cho Chikun, Honinbo in KIDO, Sept. 1994. Those interested in viewing the original article in Japanese can click here to do so. Figure 1 […]

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Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

Three booklets have been assembled into the collection here.

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Go For Everyone

Go For Everyone

A New Method for Learning to Play the Game of Go

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Journey to the West

This is a semi-autobiographical novel that depicts a unique American success story; a rags to riches tale of a man escaping his humble origins to make millions of dollars, but then he throws it all away due to the ancient character flaw of hubris.

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