Hirotada Ototake

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Hirotada Ototake
Born (1976-04-06) April 6, 1976 (age 39)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Teacher

Hirotada Ototake (乙武 洋匡 Ototake Hirotada?) (born April 6, 1976) is a Japanese sports writer from Tokyo, Japan.

Born without arms and legs due to a genetic disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome, Ototake is most notable for his 1998 memoir No One's Perfect (五体不満足 Gotai fumanzoku?) (ISBN 4770027648). Within a year of publication, the book became the third-best-selling book in Japan since World War II.[1] It has since been translated into English.

After publishing his autobiography, Ototake became a successful sports journalist. In 2007, he took a job as a primary school (first through sixth grades) teacher at Suginami Dai-Yon Elementary School in Tokyo.[2] He stars in the 2013 film, based on the events of his own life as a teacher, だいじょうぶ3組 (Daijoubu 3 gumi) Nobody's Perfect (English title).

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  1. ^ Michael Yue (July 19, 1999). "Japanese Bestseller Puts Disabled in Positive Light". LA Times. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Teacher born without limbs teaches children acceptance, respect". Sawf News (AFP). April 24, 2007. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 

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