2002 Japan Nationals

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Congratulations to Kazuhiko Mitsuya, 2002 Japan National Champion!

  1. Kazuhiko Mitsuya ($20,000)
  2. Michihisa Onoda ($10,000)
  3. Yuusuke Sasaki (Miyagi) ($5,000)
  4. Yuuki Murakami (Miyagi) ($3,000)
  5. Hiroki Okamoto ($2,000)
  6. Masayuki Higashino ($2,000)
  7. Yoshitaka Nakano ($1,500)
  8. Koutarou Ootsuka ($1,500)

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Champion
1 Hiroki Okamoto Michihisa Onoda, 3-0
8 Michihisa Onoda Michihisa Onoda, 3-1
4 Yoshitaka Nakano Yusuke Sasaki, 3-2 Kazuhiko Mitsuya, 3-2
5 Yusuke Sasaki
2 Masayuki Higashino Kazuhiko Mitsuya, 3-1
7 Kazuhiko Mitsuya Kazuhiko Mitsuya, 3-0
3 Yuuki Murakami Yuuki Murakami, 3-2
6 Kotaro Otsuka
3rd/4th-Place Playoff
Yusuke Sasaki Yusuke Sasaki, 3-1
Yuuki Murakami

Quick Interview (archive)

"Question 6: What do you plan on using your winnings for?"

"I've been wanting to get a laptop for a long time."
-Yuusuke Sasaki (semi-finalist)
"I'll probably save it until I graduate from high school next year, then use it to get my own apartment."
-Michihisa Onoda (finalist)
"To pay off my student loans."
-Kazuhiko Mitsuya (champion)

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