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Jigoro Kano

Jigoro KanoBorn: 28-Oct-1860
Birthplace: Mikage, Japan
Died: 4-May-1938
Location of death: (aboard the Hikawa Maru)
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sports Figure, Educator

Nationality: Japan
Executive summary: Founder of Judo

Father: Jirosaku Kireshiba Kano (priest, clerk)
Wife: Sumako Takezoe (m. 1891)
Son: Risei Kano
Daughter: Noriko

    University: Economics, University of Tokyo (1881)
    Professor: Gakushuin Peer's School, Tokyo (1882)
    Professor: Economics, Komaba Agricultural College, Tokyo (1883-85)
    Administrator: Principal, Gakushuin Peer's School, Tokyo (1885-88)
    Administrator: Dean, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (1891-1920)

    International Olympic Committee first Asian member (1909-38)
    Order of the Rising Sun

Is the subject of books:
The Father of Judo: A Biography of Jigoro Kano, 2000, BY: Brian N. Watson

Author of books:
Judo (Jujutsu) (1937, instructional manual)


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