I'm sudoku fan in Japan

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I'm sudoku fan in Japan

Postby Guest » Wed May 25, 2005 6:39 am

I'm Japanese & one of sudoku fan.
I've enjoyed sudoku for 15years.
I feel happy that British people like sudoku as Japanese people.
NO, Britsh may more like it than Japanese.

Do you kyow the original meaning of sudoku?
Sudoku is simplified name.
The original name of sudoku is "Suji ha dokushin ni kagiru".
It means "We like better the number is single".
Each line and each box, 1~9 number are only one.
It looks single as people.

I hope that many British people enjoy solveing sudoku in the future and more Japanese pazzle will be introduced in Britain.

Postby Lindy » Wed May 25, 2005 12:29 pm

Hello Natsuki

Thank you for the meaning of Sudoku.

I've been curious as to how many Sudoku magazines there are in Japan. I import 3 of them, Nanpure Fan, Nanpure Joy and a Nanpure Joy mook. I can't translate the name of the mook, but you might be aware of this magazine. It's the one with the enormous double-sided fold-out, 59 interlocking Sudoku grids on one side, and Slither Link on the other.

Some other Japanese puzzles have recently been introduced in the UK. There's Hashiwokakero (Bridges), Nurikabe (Canals) and Slither Link (called Loop the Loop). I've also seen Hitori (one of my favourites). Hopefully there will be enough interest in these puzzles to introduce others.:)


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Postby Guest » Thu May 26, 2005 6:12 pm

Hello. I'm a Japanese puzzle fan, too.:)

According to the following website, there are at least eleven nanpure magazines in Japan. (Because sudoku is a trademark of Nikoli, other publishers call it Nanpure, which is the Japanese abbreviation of Number Place).

I can reply if you have questions about Japanese puzzles. My favorites are Slither Link, Nurikabe, and more.


Postby lobby__boy » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:10 am

United States here, although i'm the only person i know of in the U.S. who likes the game. it's going to be tough to get my newspaper to put them in, but i'm trying...
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Postby Lindy » Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:05 pm

Lobby Boy, you might like to check out a range of bookshops in the U.S. called Kinokuniya. They will often stock the Japanese number place magazines.
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Postby lobby__boy » Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:47 pm

alas, kinokuniya stores only exist on the east and west coasts...i'm a chicago suburbs boy.:(
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There's someone from Indonesia?

Postby punky » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:28 am

Hi!. I knew sudoku when I was in Australia a year ago from the news paper ( The Australian and Dailly Telegraph), unfortunatelly I have to go back to my country coz my visa. In my country I try to find sudoku in newspaper or bookstore, but I couldn't get it. Maybe someone play sudoku in Indonesia?.
Sorry my English not really good.:(
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Postby Pappocom » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:31 pm

Punky, ask your local newspaper/s in Indonesia to get in touch with us (Pappocom) as we can supply quality Sudoku puzzles to newspapers for free. Why would they not want Sudoku?!

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sudoku in Indonesia

Postby punky » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:45 am

Ok I try to ask to news paper local, actually too many news paper in I ndonesia, unfortunatelly not even one news paper published sudoku, may be indonesian people have to survive looking for the money, so no time for fun!:!: , someone play sudoku in Indonesia?
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Postby achievecn » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:49 am

I am a fan of sudoku in China too.
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Sudoku Mania!

Postby Sudoku420 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:48 pm

I'm from the states. Lately the news papers in New York City have placed Sudoku puzzles. (the new york post has two sudoku puzzles daily) I just bought three news papers yesterday just for the puzzles. lol

There's also a Nintendo DS game i'm looking forward to called: Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day which will feature sudoku. The video game is released and popular in japan. The game will be released March 31, 2006 in Europe and April 17, 2006 in the United States. I can't wait.

p.s. I just solved my first sudoku puzzle yesterday...now i'm hooked. ;)
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