Grand Prix Kyoto 2017

The following judges are breaking onto the Japanese GP scene this weekend:

Toshihisa Mitsunaga

  • Name: Toshihisa Mitsunaga
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Okinawa, Japan
  • Region: Japan

Moe Furusawa

  • Name: Moe Furusawa
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: Kyoto, Kyoto-shi, Japan
  • Region: Japan

Yuji Yoshimura

  • Name: Yuji Yoshimura
  • Level: Level 2
  • Location: Tachikawa, Japan
  • Region: Japan

Satoshi Oishi

  • Name: Satoshi Oishi
  • Level: Level 2
  • Location: Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken, Japan
  • Region: Japan
  • Approximate date/month/year you started playing Magic: Early 2014
  • L1 Certification Date: 8/23/2015
  • Favorite thing (e.g., card, deck, group of people) about Magic: Stifle.
  • Occupation: Waterworks engineer
  • Random fact about yourself: Food-griffin and Stifle-nought are my favorite legacy deck.
  • Why did you become a judge?: One day my friend told me, “Your Magic rule is broken. I don’t want to play broken Magic.” I was really sad, mortified. So I decide to study Magic rules hard, and play correct Magic.
  • What excites you most about this event?: Judges who never met me before. I want to know how other judges works.
  • What worries you most about this event?: Humidity. I sweat easily 🙁
  • What are you hoping to learn at this event?: Group working.
  • Who is your mentor?: Mitsunori Makino. Makino-san gave many many skills to me.
  • What challenges have you faced or are you facing to become a better judge?: Learn about policy.
  • How have you worked to overcome those challenges?: Discuss with Shimamura-san(live in same city.) He had faced same challenges, and he study hard. So he knows a lot.
  • What is your favorite Magic memory?: When I played Affinity deck, I put Stifle into my sideboard. My opponent really surprised when his fetch-land was Stifled XD