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Yukari Yoshihara
Full name Yukari Yoshihara
Kanji 吉原 由香里
Date of birth October 4, 1973 (1973-10-04) (age 36)
Place of birth Japan Tokyo, Japan
Residence Japan Tokyo, Japan
Teacher Masao Kato
Turned pro 1996
Rank 5 dan
Affiliation Nihon Ki-in

Yukari Yoshihara (吉原 由香里 Yoshihara Yukari ?, born October 4, 1973) née Yukari Umezawa (梅沢 由香里 Umezawa Yukari ?) is a Japanese Go professional.


Umezawa became a professional Go player in 1996. She then attained the rank of 5-dan in 2002 at the age of 29, and was married in the same year. Umezawa supervised the production of Hikaru no Go, a manga about Go written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. She also became a consultant for the anime version of Hikaru no Go and hosted Go educational programs on NHK. Umezawa's sensei was Masao Kato. Umezawa is currently married to Shinya Yoshihara.


Title Years Held
Current 2
Japan Women's Kisei 2007 , 2008

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