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Shogi player Sota Fujii speaks to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday after extending his winning streak in title matches to 20, breaking a record set more than half a century ago.
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2024
Shogi star Fujii renews record for title match winning streak
Fujii holds all eight major titles for the traditional Japanese board game.
Shogi player Sota Fujii holds a card that says "eight titles," in the city of Kyoto on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 12, 2023
Sota Fujii becomes first player to win all eight major shogi titles
The 21-year-old took the Oza crown, having won Game 4 to finish the best-of-five match against 31-year-old Takuya Nagase.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 19, 2023
Sota Fujii becomes second player in shogi history to hold six major titles
Twenty-year-old Sota Fujii became only the second player in the history of the shogi board game to hold six major titles after winning the Kio crown.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2022
Sota Fujii becomes youngest shogi player with five major titles
Fujii completed a sweep of 37-year-old Akira Watanabe in the best-of-seven Osho championship with his Game 4 victory.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2021
Sota Fujii wins shogi's Ryuo crown, making him youngest player to hold four major titles
The young shogi prodigy has broken numerous age-related records, turning pro at 14 years and 2 months and capturing his first major title at 17 years and 11 months.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2021
Shogi star Sota Fujii becomes youngest to win three of eight major titles
In a game long dominated by experienced veterans, Fujii has broken numerous 'youngest' records.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 13, 2018
Sota Fujii, 16, becomes youngest shogi player to reach 100 wins
Sixteen-year-old shogi prodigy Sota Fujii secured his 100th official match victory Wednesday, becoming the youngest professional player of the Japanese board game to reach the milestone in addition to doing so at the fastest pace in history.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 19, 2018
Shogi whiz Fujii becomes youngest promoted to seventh dan
The young genius continues his meteoric climb by earning the Japanese chess game's third-highest rank at the age of 15 years and 9 months.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2018
Teen shogi whiz Sota Fujii wins Tokyo tourney, toppling legendary master Yoshiharu Habu
Shattering age records for championships and promotions, teen shogi phenom Sota Fujii blitzes the field at the Asahi Cup tournament, defeating legendary master Yoshiharu Habu along the way.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2018
Shogi showdown pits 'god' against 'genius'
The match of the century. The battle between a "god" and a "genius." The faceoff between the undisputed champion of shogi and his touted successor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jul 8, 2017
Shogi: A measure of artificial intelligence
Though last Sunday's Tokyo assembly elections garnered the most media attention, another contest came in a close second, even if only two people were involved. Fourteen-year-old Sota Fujii's record-setting winning streak of 29 games of shogi was finally broken on July 2 when he lost a match to 22-year-old...
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 3, 2017
Despite loss, shogi prodigy Sota Fujii has revived the game’s fortunes
Sota Fujii, 14, whose quest to claim the all-time record for consecutive wins in shogi generated nationwide suspense over the past few weeks, saw his record win streak snapped Sunday at 29 matches.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2017
Record-setting winning streak of shogi prodigy Sota Fujii halted at 29 games
A record-setting winning streak by 14-year-old shogi prodigy Sota Fujii ended Sunday with his defeat at the hands of Yuki Sasaki, 22, in a high-profile match of the traditional chess-like game.
EDITORIALS
Jun 29, 2017
Shogi prodigy breathes new life into the game
Sota Fujii, a 14-year-old prodigy, has lit the shogi world on fire.
Japan Times
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Jun 27, 2017
Wrestler Icho not ready to make a decision about 2020 Olympics
Wrestler Kaori Icho on Tuesday requsted more time to decide on competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, when she received a Guiness World Records certificate for her Olympian feats.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2017
Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii known for fiery competitive spirit since kindergarten
Fourteen-year-old Sota Fujii, the youngest-ever professional shogi player who has just set a record for the longest winning streak — 29 matches — is known not only for his outstanding talent but also his fiery, competitive spirit that often triggered tearful outbursts when he lost as a child.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2017
Shogi prodigy: Family, friends and fans rejoice over Fujii's historic victory
Friends, family members and fans of Sota Fujii, a 14-year-old professional shogi player who set the all-time record of 29 consecutive victories on Monday, rejoiced over his historic win.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2017
The era of young shogi pro Fujii is here, but so is the era of AI in changing the game
The record-setting winning streak of a 14-year-old shogi sensation has turned the spotlight on another new phenomenon shaking up the centuries-old Japanese board game — the use of artificial intelligence to improve players' skills.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2017
Shogi prodigy Sota Fujii wins record 29th straight match
Japan's youngest professional shogi player, 14-year-old Sota Fujii, set the all-time record for consecutive victories Monday, continuing a winning streak that has reignited public interest in the traditional board game.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2017
Youngest 'shogi' pro Sota Fujii matches longest winning streak with 28th victory
The nation's youngest professional shogi player, 14-year-old Sota Fujii, won his 28th straight match on Wednesday to equal the all-time winning streak in official matches of the traditional chess-like game.

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