Two stories that reminded me of Hikaru no Go

Japan Today: Amateur becomes pro shogi player; 1st such case in 61 years

I can’t help but think of Tsubaki. Poor guy. (Okay fine, shogi isn’t go, but come on! And hey, Kaga plays shogi…)

Japan Today: 250 parents attend orientation for school modeled after Eton

Kaiyo Academy, which covers junior high and senior high school education, is scheduled to open in Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture, next April. The boys-only boarding school aimed at raising future leaders of Japan will recruit 120 students for the first year, school officials said.

The Kaiou school Touya went to wasn’t boys only, but it certainly was prestigious, and the names are quite similar :>

Sai! *sigh*