(朝日アマチュア囲碁名人戦) The Amateur Meijin is a major tournament for Japanese amateurs. It has been held since 2006. The winner hold the title and is challenged by the knockout tournament winner next year in a 3-game match.
The games in 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19.
|2009 and 2010||Tsuneishi Takashi||Currently a professional at the Nihon Ki-in|
|2011-2014||Hong Seok-ui||Also won the Amateur Honinbo, turned pro soon after.|
|2017,2019,2021,2022||Ozeki Minoru||Former Insei, 3-time winner of the All Japan Students Go Oza Championship|
Each year, the winner plays an exhibition game with the professional Meijin, playing Black and receiving 6.5 point komi.