Shogi: Satomi secures most women's career titles

In professional shogi, a Japanese game similar to chess, Satomi Kana has defended one of her titles, securing the most women's career titles.

The 29-year-old Satomi beat Yamane Kotomi, who is 23, in a match held in the western prefecture of Fukuoka on Wednesday.

Satomi swept the opponent by three consecutive wins in the best of five series for Joryu-Oi, one of the four titles she holds.

This is the 44th time she has secured a shogi women's title, breaking the previous record held by veteran player Shimizu Ichiyo.