These short explanatory pieces were written for the British Go Journal by Tony Atkins, who wrote "Recently I received a letter from a BGA member who had risen to nearly dan level, but confessed to knowing little about the Go scene in Japan and elsewhere in the far east. He was not clear on many things, for instance: "What's the difference between a Sensei, Gosei and Go Seigen?" Although the British Go Journal (BGJ) has often contained in-depth articles on various topics, it was claimed that there had not been anything such as a glossary for novices. This series will hopefully build up such a glossary and help prevent our player from being in the dark."
There is also an alphabetical index.