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(b. 1925). 8th dan IMAF, 1987. B. Nagasaki Prefecture. Served in the Japanese navy starting 1943. Obtained taxi driver's license in 1963. Began training in February 1967 and received 5th dan in 1977. Actively involved in teaching aikido to private taxi drivers. President of Yoshinkan Kun'yukai. Yoshinkan Kun'yukai, 2-126-3 Shikahama, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 123 Japan (03)897-3727.