I visited Seoul to play Go for three days at the end of March. I had won the Toyama IGO Kokutai (National Sports Festival) Hon-inbo championship, so I was invited to join the IGO Tour sponsored by the Nihon-Kiin Toyama Branch. I saw how Go has been getting more and more popular in Korea and enjoyed games with Korean players.
Four students of my Go school, Takumi Asa (Waseda University), Yuta Takizawa (Waseda University), Kentaro Nagao (Tokyo University), Masahiko Ota (Toingakuen High School) went along with us. They stayed one day longer to visit Seoul National University and made friends with student Go players of Seoul.