The certificates are awarded to note special accomplishments of people or organizations acting in different areas of international relations and a special contribution into strengthening friendly relations between Japan and Russia.
The Primorsky Krai Go federation has been working in cooperation with Japan for many years now. There have been Japan Consul General tournaments held for 17 years. Friendly Go matches have also become an integral part of the competitive process. Besides, Japan is one of the founding countries of Go.