Let me quote the website:
"Just like the Chess computer “Deep Blue” which has beaten the humanbeing, the computer Shogi(Japanese Chess) software, “Akara 2010″ has beaten the woman shogi master Shimizu, through a fight up to 6 hours. “Akara 2010″ is the latest development on Shogi computer software, and is a combination of 4 softwares which are sold as different packages at retail. It decides the next move by majority voting of the 4 softwares, and if they get even on the draw on 2 by 2, the strongest software “Gekisashi” will make the final decision.
The last Shogi fight between man and computer was in 2007, using a software called “Bonanza”, which the computer lost the title. Now this time the software wins for the first time, with the struggle for 35 years, just keep on losing.
As the next move, the “Akara 2010″ will be challenging a male shogi master in about half a year, and if the software will win, the new challenge against the strongest master is going to be made."
Some photos from the event: http://www.ipsj.or.jp/50anv/shogi/20101012.html
Maybe one day a shogi bot will beat the Meijin of Shogi. :)