|also found as
||Shimamura Toshihiro (from 1955)
||Nihon Ki-in, Chubu, Japan
||Hane Yasumasa, Born June 25, 1944 in Mie, Japan.
First major title: 38th Oza Title, 1990, defeating Kato Masao
after unsuccessfully challenging Kato for same title previous
year. In the 4th Japan-China Super Go/NEC Cup, 1988, defeated Nie
Weiping 9 dan to give Japan its first team victory. Won 7th Kisei
8 Dan division, 1982; 10th & 12th Kisei 9 Dan divisions, 1986 &
1988. Won 14th Okan Title (Nihon Kiin, Nagoya Branch,
Championship), 1972. Has been finalist for this title nine times,
winner three times.
Winner of KIDO magazine "Highest Winning Percentage" award twice,
"Fighting Spirit", "Consecutive Wins", "Special Merit" and
"Technical Skill" awards. 1993 record: 20 wins, 10 losses.
Father of Hane Naoki 7 dan.
Lives in Aichi, Japan.