I'm an American go player in Japan. Just started playing go at the end of January 2003. I've made very slow progress, finally making 12k* Dashn. Recently until I got kicked out for accessing from Japan (it costs money over here and they found me out).
Instead of creating another IGS account via friends in the states and getting cut off again, I've defected to dashn.com in the hopes of perfecting my style and getting some intensive lessons in fighting and a better grasp of life and death.
Korea is the go capital of the world right now and hopefully some of it will rub off on me, a humble beginner.