He’s a Rock Star!

Fujii Sota and Watanabe Akira came to Nagoya to begin the Oi Tournament last week. Shogi players didn’t use to be big celebrities, but Fujii Sota has changed that. He was the youngest person to become a professional shogi player, and he won all eight major titles by the age of 21. Besides, he is a local boy. He comes from Seto, which is just outside Nagoya. Fujii and Watanabe have been in the news every day. The sweets that they ate during the game have been in the news too, and those sweet shops are now filled with their fans. When somebody becomes this famous, we say that he or she is a rock star. I don’t know about Watanabe, but Fujii is definitely a rock star here in Aichi Prefecture!   (132 words)