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Organization
Shoto-kai is managed by one chairman (vacant), one president, three permanent directors, 21 directors, 2 supervisors, and a secretary-general. The names of the directors are not given here.

Shoto-kai aims to maintain and improve karate skills and train Shoto-kai members. The Principal of Shoto-kan is in charge of the duties.


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Directors of Shoto-kan

Principal (concurrently as the president of Shoto-kai): Jotaro Takagi

Born in 1927 in Tokyo. Entered Chuo University and its Schoolmate Association Karate Club in 1944.
Became the Principal of Shoto-kan in 1975. Became the Chairman of Shoto-kai and the Principal of Shoto-kan in 1995. Became the instructor of Chuo University Schoolmate Association Karate Club in 2002.
Became the president of Chuo Daigaku Gakuin Taiiku-kai in 1989, and a director of Chuo University in 1993. Served consecutively as the president and the chairman of the board of directors of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., and is now a supervisor of the company.


Vice-chief instructor (concurrently as the director of Shoto-kai): Yukinari Iwaki

Born in 1943 in Tokyo. Entered Gakushuin University and its Karate-do Club in 1962.
Became a director of Shoto-kai in 1993. Became a vice-chief instructor of Shoto-kan in 1996.


Vice-chief instructor (concurrently as the director of Shoto-kai): Kiyoshi Akutsu

Born in 1943 in Tochigi Prefecture. Trained in karate at Tokyu Karate Dojo. Became a director of Shoto-kai in 1993.
Became an instructor of Tokyu karate dojo and the president of Shin-i-kai in 1979. Became a vice-chief instructor of Shoto-kan in 1996.


Vice-chief instructor (concurrently as the director of Shoto-kai): Yoshinori Takita

Born in 1945 in Tokyo. Entered Chuo University and its Schoolmate Association Karate Club in 1964, and served as the second captain.
Became the manager of Chuo University Schoolmate Association Karate Club in 1998.
Became a permanent director of Shoto-kai in 1998. Became a vice-chief instructor of Shoto-kan in 1996.

Referees and other instructors of Shoto-kan are not given here.

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