Tōru Shōriki

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Tōru Shōriki (正力 亨?, Shōriki Tōru, 24 October 1918 – 15 August 2011) was a Japanese businessman and the owner of The Yomiuri Group, the parent of Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings. He was the eldest son of its previous owner, Matsutarō Shōriki.

In 1942, he received his degree from the Faculty of Economics at Keio University.

Shōriki was also owner of the Yomiuri Giants[1] baseball team from 1964 until 1996, again in succession to his father. He retained the title of "honorary owner" until his death in a hospital in Tokyo on 15 August 2011, aged 92.[2]


  1. ^ "Dodgers Slated To Tour Japan". Baltimore Sun. 24 May 1966. p. C3. Retrieved 16 May 2011. The agreement for the tour was reached between Toru Shoriki, president of the Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1965 champion baseball team, and Waller O'Malley, ... 
  2. ^ 読売新聞グループ本社社主、正力亨氏が死去 [Yomiuri Shimbun Group owner Toru Shoriki dies]. Yomiuri Online (in Japanese). Japan: The Yomiuri Shimbun. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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