Yukari Yoshihara

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Yukari Yoshihara
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Full name Yukari Umezawa (梅沢 由香里)
Kanji 吉原 由香里
Born (1973-10-04) October 4, 1973 (age 43)
Tokyo, Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Masao Kato
Turned pro 1996
Rank 6 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Yukari Yoshihara (吉原 由香里?, Yoshihara Yukari, born October 4, 1973) née Yukari Umezawa (梅沢 由香里?, Umezawa Yukari) is a Japanese Go professional.


Yukari Umezawa was born in Tokyo in 1973, and graduated from Keio University in 1996. She firstly played Go at the age of 6 and she became a professional Go player in 1996. She then attained the rank of 5-dan in 2002 at the age of 29, and was married in the same year. Umezawa supervised the production of Hikaru no Go, a manga about Go written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. She also became a consultant for the anime version of Hikaru no Go and hosted Go educational programs on NHK. Umezawa's sensei was Masao Kato. Umezawa is married to Shinya Yoshihara. They have a son (born 2011).


Title Years Held
Current 3
Japan Women's Kisei 2007, 2008, 2009

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