The Legend of Koizumi
The Legend of Koizumi
Cover of volume 1
Cover of volume 1
Genre Politics, Gambling, Comedy
Author Hideki Ohwada
Publisher jp.png Takeshobo
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Kindai Mahjong Original
Original run 2006 - ongoing
Volumes 1

The Legend of Kozumi (ムダヅモ無き改革 ,Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku) is a mahjong manga by Hideki Owada. It was irregularly published in 2006 by Modern Mahjong (Bamboo Shobo), and from April 2009 has been serialized. Its over the top satire and gags should make for an entertaining read even without knowledge of the game.

During summits world leaders play mahjong is use a means of foreign policy and diplomacy. For instance, the U.S. and Japan bet F-15 fighters. Although it is a work of fiction, the characters have been modeled after real people.


"Battle in the Southern Sea" (March 2006)
After a Japanese-American summit in Okinawa, Taizo is asked by George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, to be taught how to play mahjong. Being played, Taizo did not realize the true skills of President Bush. In order to rescue Taizo who was taken hostage, the 89th Japanese Prime Minster, Junichiro Koizumi, challenges Bush to a game.

"Texas Blitzkreig" (June 2006)
After his son was defeated, the 41st United States President, Bush Sr., is infuriated. Twenty five cameras are monitored to prevent cheating. Here begins a game of mahjong between former American president and the Prime Minster of Japan.


  • Patriot Tsumo
  • Preemptive Strike (Bush Doctrine) - riichi Double riichi
  • Japan's technical establishment - Trading four tiles from the wall with three from your hand
  • Rising Sun - Thirteen Orphans

Also known as

  • ムダヅモ無き改革
  • Mudadumo Naki Kaikaku
  • Mudazmo Naki Kaikaku - Boppatsu! "Kimigimi no Tasoguare" Taisen
  • Mudazmo Naki Kaikaku - Boppatsu! Kimigimi no Tasoguare Taisen
  • The Legend of Koizumi

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