Tadao Kitajima

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Tadao Kitajima
Native name北島忠雄
Born (1966-01-04) January 4, 1966 (age 53)
HometownTokyo Metropolis
NationalityJapanese
Career
Achieved professional statusApril 1, 1995(1995-04-01) (aged 29)
Badge Number214
Rank7 dan
TeacherShigeru Sekine [ja]
Meijin classC1
Ryūō class4
Websites
JSA profile page

Tadao Kitajima (北島 忠雄, Kitajima Tadao, born January 4, 1966) is a Japanese professional shogi player ranked 7-dan. He is a former director of the Japan Shogi Association.

Early life[edit]

Kitajima was born in Tokyo on January 1, 1966.[1] He entered the Japan Shogi Association's apprentice school in November 1980 at the rank 6-kyū as a student of shogi professional Shigeru Sekine [ja]. He was promoted to the rank of 1-dan in 1983 and obtained full professional status and the rank of 4-dan in April 1995.[2]

JSA director[edit]

Tadajima is a former member of the Japan Shogi Association's board of directors, having served as a director from 2002 to 2004 and then again from 2011 to 2013.[2][3][4]

Promotion history[edit]

Kitajima's promotion history is as follows:[5]

  • 1980: 6-kyū
  • 1983: 1-dan
  • 1995, April 1: 4-dan
  • 1999, June 3: 5-dan
  • 2003, October 1: 6-dan
  • 2014, August 14: 7-dan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kishi Dētabēsu: Kitajima Tadao" 棋士データベース: 北島忠雄 [Professional Shogi Player Database: Tadao Kitajima] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Heisei Nijūrokunenban Shōgi Nenkan Nisenjūyonnen" 平成26年版 将棋年鑑 2014 [Shogi Yearbook: Heisei 26 (2014) edition] (in Japanese). MyNabi Publishing/Japan Shogi Association. 2014. p. 568. ISBN 978-4-8399-5175-7. Retrieved February 25, 2019 – via Google Books. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  3. ^ "Kishi Dētabēsu: Kitajima Tadao Yakuin Rireki" 棋士データベース: 北島忠雄 役員履歴 [Professional Shogi Player Database: Tadao Kitajima JSA Officer History] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Nihon Shōgi Renmei Shinyakuin no Oshirase" 日本将棋連盟新役員のお知らせ [New JSA officers announced] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. May 26, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Kishi Dētabēsu: Kitajima Tadao Shōdan Rireki" 棋士データベース: 北島忠雄 昇段履歴 [Professional Shogi Player Database: Tadao Kitajima Promotion History] (in Japanese). Japan Shogi Association. Retrieved February 25, 2019.

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