MikeNoGo learned Go in early 2001 at age 16 after getting interested in Hikaru no Go, but didn't really start playing seriously until fall 2001. In fall 2002 he was around 10-12k KGS.
He is a co-founder of Toriyama's World (now defunct), the website you may very well know for their translated scans of Hikaru no Go.
Mike is not quite fluent in Japanese, but knows a bit, and is gradually improving, just like he is at Go. Those are his two main interests.
His e-mail is Gotenks243@aol.com .
--Stefan: Mike - and I think I speak for all of us here - thank you for turning us all into Hikaru No Go Junkies. :-)
Hikaru79 I double that notion! If it weren't for TW, I still wouldn't know what Go was... thanks! ^^