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Takaharu Kyōgoku

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Name  Takaharu Kyogoku

Takaharu Kyōgoku (京極 高晴, Kyōgoku Takaharu, born January 18, 1938) is a Japanese businessman and prominent Shinto priest.

Takaharu is the 15th head of the Kyōgoku clan (the former Tajima Toyooka clan) which held power in Toyooka before and during the Edo period. He is among descendants of the Meiji period kazoku (peerage) which was abolished in 1947.

Career

The major part of his working career was spent as an executive at NYK Line. Then Kyogoku headed Kantō Eisen (関東曳船株式会社), which is a small tugboat and port transport firm based in Yokohama.

Takaharu was named the chief priest (kannushi) of the Yasukuni Shrine in 2009.

References

Takaharu Kyōgoku Wikipedia


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