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ITODANI Tetsuro becomes Ryu-oh



ITODANI Tetsuro, a philosophy student at the Graduate School of Letters and a professional shogi player, won one of the seven titles in Japanese professional shogi, Ryu-oh. He became the first student to win this title. Tetsuro, with a record of 3 wins and 1 loss, played in the fifth round of a seven-match series held on December 3 and 4. He defeated MORIUCHI Toshiyuki, Ryu-oh, gaining the Ruy-oh championship for the first time.

Tetsuro enrolled in School of Letters, Osaka University, in 2007. After graduating from it, he advanced to the Graduate School of Letters where he is currently pursuing his Master's.


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Toyonaka campus, Osaka University, November 26, 2014.

President Toshio HIRANO's warm congratulations

As president of Osaka University, I'd like to honor Tetsuro's remarkable accomplishment. I extend my sincerest congratulations to Tetsuro, who beat strong opponents to win the championship in such a competitive professional world. His great accomplishment will give dreams and hopes to adults and children as well as the shogi circle. When he became a pro as a third-year senior high school student, he also decided to study further. Since enrolling in Osaka University, he has managed to study and continue as a professional shogi player. I admire him for his strong determination, consistent efforts, and zeal in his studies. My hope is that he will aspire to new heights and great success.

December 4, 2014
President of Osaka University

An interview with ITODANI Tetsuro (then 4th year, School of Letters) is carried on the Osaka University NewsLetter #50 (December 2010).

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