Japanese 9 dan professional. Born 25 June 1944 in Mie, Japan.
In May 2001 father and son played an official game in the preliminary tournament for the 2002 Kisei title. Hane jr. won that game to advance to the Kisei league.
He is a very loyal exponent of the high Chinese opening, employing it almost exclusively in his later career.
valerio: 2008-06-19 Hane obtained 1.100 wins (sixth player of Nihon Kiin). Complete list is at http://valeriosampieri.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!9A59FBB933BD0668!441.entry