Matsutarō Shōriki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Matsutarō Shōriki

Japanese journalist and media mogul

Date of Birth: 11-Apr-1885

Place of Birth: Imizu, Toyama Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 09-Oct-1969

Profession: businessperson, politician, judoka

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Matsutarō Shōriki

  • Matsutaro Shoriki (?? ???, Shoriki Matsutaro, April 11, 1885 – October 9, 1969) was a Japanese journalist and media mogul, also known as the father of Japanese professional baseball. Shoriki 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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