The seven major titles of professional Go tournaments in Japan

As of August 8, 2017, there are the seven major titles of professional Go tournaments in Japan.

Kisei
Sponsored by the Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper. JPY45,000,000 / USD409,090 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.

Meijin
Sponsored by the Asahi Newspaper. JPY33,000,000 / USD300,000 prize-money. The current title holder is Takao Shinji.

Honinbo
Sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun Newspaper. JPY30,000,000 / USD272,727 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.

Oza
Sponsored by the Nihon Keizai Newspaper. JPY14,000,000 / USD127,272 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.

Tengen
Sponsored by the Three Newspaper Companies Newspaper. JPY13,000,000 / USD118,181 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.

Gosei
Sponsored by the Regional Newspapers League. JPY8,000,000 / USD72,727 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.

Judan
Sponsored by the Sankei Newspaper. JPY7,000,000 / USD63,636 prize-money. The current title holder is Iyama Yuta.

Author: Nakatani Shinji

Living in Tokyo, Japan. Started playing Go 2002.

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