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Introduction

The Oza title is recently decided in a best of five match. The challenger of the title holder is decided in a challenger knockout tournament featuring 16 players. The 49th edition gives you some idea of the tournament structure. Up to the 31st edition the title match was decided in a best to three match. Up to the 15th edition the title was decided by a match between the finalists of the knockout main tournament. Fujisawa Hideyuki was thus the first player to hold the title. The Japanese Title Overview page shows what's available.

 Nikkei 
 3226  3a42 
Edition Final Details
58th 2010 Cho U Yamada Kimio 3-0
57th 2009 Cho U Yamada Kimio 3-0
56th 2008 Cho U Yamashita Keigo 3-1
55th 2007 Yamashita Keigo Imamura Toshiya 1-0
54th 2006 Yamashita Keigo Cho U 3-1
53rd 2005 Cho U Yamashita Keigo 3-0
52nd 2004 Cho U Yamashita Keigo 3-1
51st 2003 Cho U O Meien 3-1
50th 2002 O Meien Cho Chikun 3-2
49th 2001 Cho Chikun O Rissei 3-0
48th 2000 O Rissei Cho Chikun 3-1
47th 1999 O Rissei Cho Chikun 3-1
46th 1998 O Rissei Yamada Kimio 3-0
45th 1997 Yamada Kimio Ryu Shikun 3-1
44th 1996 Ryu Shikun O Rissei 3-0
43rd 1995 O Rissei Cho Chikun 3-0
42nd 1994 Cho Chikun Kato Masao 3-2
41st 1993 Kato Masao Fujisawa Shuko 3-0
40th 1992 Fujisawa Shuko Kobayashi Koichi 3-2
39th 1991 Fujisawa Shuko Hane Yasumasa 3-1
38st 1990 Hane Yasumasa Kato Masao 3-2
37th 1989 Kato Masao Hane Yasumasa 3-1
36th 1988 Kato Masao Takemiya Masaki 3-0
35th 1987 Kato Masao Cho Chikun 3-1
34th 1986 Kato Masao Rin Kaiho 3-1
33rd 1985 Kato Masao Kobayashi Koichi 3-0
32nd 1984 Kato Masao Yamashiro Hiroshi 3-0
31st 1983 Kato Masao Otake Hideo 2-0
30th 1982 Kato Masao Hashimoto Shoji 2-0
29th 1981 Hashimoto Shoji Kato Masao 2-1
28th 1980 Kato Masao Ishida Yoshio 2-0
27th 1979 Kato Masao Ishida Yoshio 2-0
26th 1978 Ishida Yoshio Kudo Norio 2-1
25th 1977 Kudo Norio Cho Chikun 2-0
24th 1976 Cho Chikun Otake Hideo 2-1
23rd 1975 Otake Hideo Ishida Yoshio 2-0
22nd 1974 Ishida Yoshio Rin Kaiho 2-1
21st 1973 Rin Kaiho Sakata Eio 2-1
20th 1972 Sakata Eio Hashimoto Utaro 2-1
19th 1971 Sakata Eio Hashimoto Shoji 2-0
18th 1970 Sakata Eio Fujisawa Shuko 2-0
17th 1969 Fujisawa Shuko Otake Hideo 2-0
16th 1968 Fujisawa Shuko Sakata Eio 2-0
15th 1967 Fujisawa Shuko Hashimoto Shoji 2-0
14th 1966 Sakata Eio Rin Kaiho 2-1
13th 1965 Handa Dogen Okubo Ichigen 2-0
12th 1964 Sakata Eio Kajiwara Takeo 2-0
11th 1963 Sakata Eio Fujisawa Hosai 2-0
10th 1962 Miyashita Hidehiro Kada Katsuji 2-0
9th 1961 Sakata Eio Takagawa Shukaku 2-1
8th 1960 Handa Dogen Miyashita Hidehiro 2-0
7th 1959 Hashimoto Shoji Yamabe Toshiro 2-0
6th 1958 Fujisawa Hosai Handa Dogen 2-0
5th 1957 Shimamura Toshihiro Handa Dogen 2-0
4th 1956 Hashimoto Utaro Sakata Eio 2-0
3rd 1955 Hashimoto Utaro Shimamura Toshihiro 2-1
2nd 1954 Takagawa Shukaku Miyashita Hidehiro 2-1
1st 1953 Hashimoto Utaro Maeda Nobuaki 1-0

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Note

In the overview players link to their biographies while results link to a detailed description of the edition.

References
+ Nikkei coverage external link
Transcriptions

To find the name of a player in other languages such as Chinese or Korean please refer either to the dictionary pages, Internet Go Dictionary or their biography pages.

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