Other Useful sites
The one site I wholeheartedly recommend is
This site introduces you to the variety of Shogi articles. In particular, You will want to take a look at "Basic Shogi information available in English on Internet (1)" for general Shogi information and "Basic Shogi information available in English on Internet (2)" for English literature on various Shogi techniques available on-line .
The above reference was made more than 10 years. ago. There are so many 'modern' reference points you can explore. See here for more reference
Frequency of Updates
Updates to this site may not be as frequently as I would like to have. In the meantime, please refer to the site above. I am certain you will find values.
You have to get used to the Classic Kanji Pieces
Like symbols better than Kanji? Too bad. Your going to have to get used to the Classic Kanji Pieces. Sure, it is much easier to see symbolic pieces rather than pieces with Kanji characters on them. However, most of referencematerials that are available online are shown with Classic styles. If you don't get used toit, then you'll regret it later. It's better to learn now, than later. If you don't know what every piece stands for, then your opponent has a huge advantage over you, and your basically screwed. Trust me. Learning the Kanji on the pieces are easy.
By the way, you need to turn on Asian character support for Classic style layout. Otherwise the PlayOK/Kurnik site will not show what pieces you have on hand. Please refer to this
for how to turn on Asian character support on your PC.