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Matsutarō Shōriki
正力 松太郎
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Shōriki in 1955
Born (1885-04-11)April 11, 1885
Daimon, Toyama, Japan
Died October 9, 1969(1969-10-09) (aged 84)
Atami, Shizuoka, Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Occupation media mogul, politician, judo master
Employer Yomiuri Shimbun
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Known for father of Japanese professional baseball
"father of Japanese nuclear power"

Matsutarō Shōriki (正力 松太郎 , Shōriki Matsutarō, April 11, 1885 – October 9, 1969) was a Japanese journalist and media mogul, also known as the father of Japanese professional baseball.

Shōriki owned the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of Japan's major daily newspapers, and founded Japan's first commercial television station, Nippon Television Network Corporation. He was also elected to the House of Representatives, appointed to the House of Peers, and was one of the most successful judo masters ever, reaching the extremely rare rank of 10th Dan.

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