Jiro Akiyama

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Jiro Akiyama
Full name Jiro Akiyama
Kanji 秋山次郎
Born (1977-11-23) November 23, 1977 (age 39)
Tokyo, Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Yasuro Kikuchi
Turned pro 1992
Rank 9 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in
Jiro Akiyama
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's Team

Jiro Akiyama (秋山 次郎?, Akiyama Jirō, born November 23, 1977) is a Japanese professional Go player.[1]

Biography[edit]

Akiyama became a professional in 1992 at the age of 14. He was taught by Yasuro Kikuchi. In 1999, he was promoted to 7 dan. His biggest accomplishment came in 2002 when he was runner-up for the NEC Shun-Ei title to Shinji Takao. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.

Promotion record[edit]

Rank Year Notes
1 dan 1992
2 dan 1992
3 dan 1993
4 dan 1994
5 dan 1996
6 dan 1997
7 dan 1999
8 dan 2006
9 dan 2012[2]

Past runners-up[edit]

Title Years Lost
Defunct 1
Japan NEC Shun-Ei 2002

References[edit]