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The first foreign woman to be accepted into the professional female “shogi” training program is from Poland, the Japan Shogi Association has revealed.

Karolina Styczynska, a 22-year-old college student, was entitled to join the Kenshukai training program’s C2 class after recording three wins and five losses in eight matches since May, the association said Sunday. She plans to join the program after graduating in September.

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