In 1990, two years after becoming the first female go player in the world to earn the rank of 9th dan, Rui Naiwei left her homeland, China, for Japan, hoping to take on top professional Japanese players.

But Rui, now 38, never had a chance to realize her wish, and has never even had an opportunity to take part in official professional go tournaments in Japan.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.