|From East Asia to the world
·The game of Go was born in China and was developed in Japan as a cultural pursuit. Centred on the East Asian countries of Japan, China, and Korea, it is widely enjoyed by the people of those countries. Most of the professional Go players are also concentrated in the Far East.
·Professional Go is flourishing in the Far East, but more and more amateur players around the world are enjoying the game, especially in Europe and North and South America. Even year, representatives from over 60 countries participate in the World Amateur Go Championship. There are also many large-scale tournaments and Go events held in many countries around the world.