|Mr. Goro Hasegawa, the inventor of Othello, passed away Monday the 20th of June 2016. Mr. Hasegawa reached the age of 83.|
In 1971, at the age of 38, Mr. Hasegawa invented Othello based on the game of Reversi. The new game became popular in short time and in 1973 Mr. Hasegawa established the Japan Othello Association.