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Shōriki in 1955
April 11, 1885|
Daimon, Toyama, Japan
|Died||October 9, 1969
Atami, Shizuoka, Japan
|Alma mater||University of Tokyo|
|Occupation||media mogul, politician, judo master|
Nippon Television Network Corporation
|Known for||father of Japanese professional baseball
"father of Japanese nuclear power"
Matsutarō Shōriki (正力 松太郎code: ja is deprecated , 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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