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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Takushoku University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Takushoku University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Takushoku University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Takushoku University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Takushoku University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Takushoku University.

List ranges from Masutatsu Oyama to Gōzō Shioda, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Takushoku University?” and “Which celebrities are Takushoku University alumni?”
Mas Oyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Takushoku University Alumni
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Masutatsu Oyama, more commonly known as Mas Oyama, was a karate master who founded Kyokushin Karate, considered the first and most influential style of full contact karate. A Zainichi Korean, he spent most of his life living in Japan and acquired Japanese citizenship in 1964. He was an alumnus of Waseda University. ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1923-1994)

Birthplace: Gimje, South Korea

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Gōzō Shioda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Takushoku University Alumni
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Gozo Shioda was a Japanese master of aikido who founded the Yoshinkan style of aikido. He was one of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba's most senior students. Shioda held the rank of 10th dan in aikido. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1915-1994)

Birthplace: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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Hidetaka Nishiyama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Takushoku University Alumni
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Hidetaka Nishiyama


Hidetaka Nishiyama was a prominent Japanese master of Shotokan karate. He was an internationally recognized instructor, author, and administrator, and helped to establish the Japan Karate Association. Nishiyama was one of the last surviving students of Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan karate. He was based in the United States of America from 1961 until his death in 2008, and was a pioneer of karate in that country. He was posthumously awarded the rank of 10th dan in karate. ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1928-2008)

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Hirokazu Kanazawa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Takushoku University Alumni
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Hirokazu Kanazawa


Hirokazu Kanazawa is a world-renowned Japanese master of Shotokan karate. He is the Chief instructor and President of the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation, an organisation he founded after he left the Japan Karate Association. Kanazawa is ranked 10th dan in karate. ...more

Age: 86

Birthplace: Iwate Prefecture, Japan