Excels in bringing up potential stars, most notably Ichiro Suzuki
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Touchiku High School
The crackerjack second baseman in the heyday of the Nishitetsu Lions (1954-67). He managed both the Kintetsu Buffaloes ('89) and the Orix BlueWave (1995-96)to the pennant. He was noted for finding promising players like ICHIRO.