Kanagawa Prefecture Go Association

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Kanagawa Prefecture Go Association (KPGA) is the union of 16 Go organizations based in Kanagawa Prefecture (located in the South of Tokyo). Their headquarters are based in Uchu Ki-in, Yokohama since March 2007. In other words, KPGA is the Yokohama version of Nihon Ki-in.

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Affiliated organizations

The following organizations are KPGA affiliates with their own website:

  • Union of Nihon Ki-in Branches in Kanagawa Prefecture (UNBK)
  • Kanagawa Prefecture High School Go Association (KHSGA, [ext] website)
  • Kanagawa Prefecture Junior High School Go Association (KJHSGA, [ext] website, established in 1996)
  • Yokosuka City Go Association ([ext] website, established in 2002)


Name Position
Mr. Hirayama President of KPGA and UNBK, owner of Uchu Ki-in
Mr. Kajiwara Regulatory Director of KPGA and UNBK
Mr. Sasaki Regulatory Director of KPGA, President of Fujisawa City Go Association, Owner of Shonan Go Salon
Harada Minoru KPGA Advisor
Mr. Imai KPGA director and president of Hiratsuka City Go Association
Mr. Anai KPGA director and president of Yokosuka City Go Association
Mr. Yoshida KPGA director and president of Atsugi City Go Association
Mr. Kudo KPGA director and president of Zama City Go Association
Mr.Shibayama KPGA director and president of KHSGA


KPGA is responsible for holding local preliminaries for the following games:

Note that collegiate championships like the Female Student Honinbo and the All Japan Students Go Oza Championship are not under KPGA control but operated by the Kanto Student Go Association.

Other activities

KPGA publishes the Kanagawa Prefecture Go Yearbook every year. They also create the Kanagawa Go Player Ranking, which is used to organize the games in above.

Kanagawa Prefecture Go Association last edited by Weiqi1515 on September 18, 2020 - 05:39
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