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The head of the Japan Shogi Association, Koji Tanigawa, apologized Tuesday to a top-ranked Japanese shogi player who has been cleared of allegations that he cheated using software during official games earlier this year.

Tanigawa also said Hiroyuki Miura would be allowed to return to official games in January, adding that three executives of the association, including himself, will have their salaries cut by around 30 percent for three months.

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