According to the ratings page of provisional BKR players in Brainking.com, the number of shogi players who has provisional BKR decreased to 155 at the end of May(JST). The site has added shogi to its wide variety of game line since August 12, 2005(JST). Comparing with the end of April, 2007, the number of shogi players decreased by 2. Please refer to the definition of BKR(BrainKing Rating) if you like to know.
Country breakdown is omitted from this month onwards.
The number of minishogi players who has provisional BKR is 115 at the end of May.