Shohei Ohtani of the Angels is making his presence felt in the WBC 2023.
Shohei Ohtani is 28 years old as of March 2023, so we can expect him to continue to grow.
I think it is thanks to his parents and other family members that he has been able to achieve such great results.
In particular, Shohei Otani’s father, Toru Otani, taught him a great deal from his childhood, and I believe that he has worked hard and faithfully followed his father’s teachings.
I would like to introduce Shohei Otani’s family structure, including his parents and siblings.
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- [Image] Shohei Otani’s family consists of five members!
- Shohei Otani’s father, Toru Otani, is the manager of Kanegasaki Little Sr.
- Shohei Otani’s mother, Kayoko Otani, was a badminton player.
- Shohei Otani’s older brother, Ryuta Otani, is a baseball player for Toyota Motor East Japan
[Image] Shohei Otani’s family consists of five members!
This picture shows Shohei Otani’s parents.
Shohei Otani was born in Mizusawa City (now Oshu City), Iwate Prefecture, and his family consists of five members: father, mother, older brother, older sister, and Shohei Otani.
Father: Toru Otani (Toru Otani), born in 1962, age around 61
Mother: Kayoko Otani, born in 1963, around 60 years old
Brother: Ryuta Otani, born March 20, 1988, age 34
Older sister: Yuka Otani, born in 1992, age 30
Shohei Otani: Born in 1994, age 28
As of March 2023
Shohei Otani’s father, Toru Otani, is the manager of Kanegasaki Little Sr.
This image shows Shohei Otani’s father, Toru Otani.
Shohei Otani’s father and Shohei Otani look exactly alike.
Shohei Otani’s father, Toru Otani, was busy with work when his first son, Ryuta Otani, was born and was unable to be involved in his son’s baseball activities, so he decided to teach his second son, Shohei Otani, diligently.
He coached Shohei Otani’s baseball for seven years, from when Shohei Otani was in the second grade of elementary school to the third grade of junior high school.
Here is Toru Otani’s coaching and managerial history.
Coach and manager of “Mizusawa Little” (from Shohei Otani’s 2nd grade to elementary school grade)
Ichinoseki Little Senior (Shohei Otani was in junior high school)
Manager of “Kanegasaki Little Senior” from 2014 to present (2021)
Profile and Career
Shohei Otani’s father, Toru Otani, played baseball for the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Yokohama Baseball Club after graduating from high school, but retired from baseball at the age of 24 after playing for six years.
In 1994, after his retirement, he married his wife, Kayoko Otani, a member of the MHI Badminton Club.
In 1991, when his first son, Ryuta Otani, was born, he moved to an auto body manufacturer (later merged with Toyota Motor East Japan). (He left the company in 2016)
Lives in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture after the birth of his first daughter, Yuka Otani.
Name: Toru Otani
Birthplace: Waga-cho, Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture
Date of birth: Born in 1962
Age: Around 61 years old (as of March 2023)
Height: 182 cm
Education: Iwate Prefectural Kurosawajiri Technical High School
Pitching/Batting: Throws right-handed and bats left-handed
In his second year of junior high school, he won prizes at prefectural competitions in three events: 100-meter run, high jump, and shot put.
Shohei Otani’s mother, Kayoko Otani, was a badminton player.
Shohei Otani’s mother, Kayoko Otani, is on the left in this image.
Shohei Otani’s mother, Kayoko Otani, was born in Yokohama and played badminton from the 5th grade of elementary school until she entered the workforce.
In her third year of junior high school, she was selected as a member of the Kanagawa Prefecture national team and won second place in the women’s team competition at a national tournament.
Shohei Otani’s mother, Kayoko Otani, played against Kimiko Jinnai several times.
It seems that Shohei Otani’s mother, Kayoko Otani, was a very good badminton player.
Participated in inter high school when at Yokohama Tatsuno High School
Shohei Otani’s mother, Kayoko Otani, went to Yokohama Tatsuno High School, but the practice was tough and difficult.
She entered Tatsuno High School by crossing the border.
It took her about an hour to get there by train and bus from her home in Asahi-ku, Yokohama, but she took the first train every morning at 5:00 a.m. and practiced in the morning for an hour before class.
After school, he practiced until 7 or 8 pm, returning home around 9 pm.
There were no weekends or holidays off.
Practice was tough.
Even so, even though we won once or twice at the Inter-Highs, it was hard to move up,” Kayoko recalls.
Quote: Nikkan Gendai
It was really tough practice, but thanks to that I was able to participate in the Inter-Highs.
Shohei Otani’s mother is also very tall.
She is 170 cm tall. Shohei Otani’s height of 193 cm is probably due to the fact that both of his parents are tall: his mother is 170 cm and his father is 182 cm.
Name: Kayoko Otani
Maiden name: Kayoko Kumazawa
Place of birth: Tsurugamine, Asahi-ku, Yokohama
Date of birth: Born in 1963
Age: around 60 years old (as of March 2023)
Height: 170 cm
Education: Yokohama Tatsuno High School, Kanagawa Prefecture
Shohei Otani’s older brother, Ryuta Otani, is a baseball player for Toyota Motor East Japan
This picture is Ryuta Otani, Shohei Otani’s older brother.
He is handsome, isn’t he?
Shohei Otani’s older brother, Ryuta Otani, has also been playing baseball all his life and is still a member of the Toyota Motor East Japan Hardball Club as of 2021.
In 2018, he participated in the 89th Inter-City Baseball Tournament.
He and his brother, Shohei Otani, have been good friends since childhood.
This picture shows Shohei Otani in his childhood, sitting with his older brother and sister.
Shohei Otani and his older brother, Ryuta Otani, are 7 years apart in age, and it seems that Shohei Otani was very cute when he was a child.
When Shohei Otani was thinking of going to high school, he advised his parents to send him to Hanamaki-Higashi High School because of his younger brother’s baseball sense.
It seems that Shohei Otani and his older brother Ryuta Otani are still good friends.
Ryuta Otani and his brother Shohei Otani are seven years apart in age and have only spent a short time together, so he has only seen one actual game.
Profile and Career
Shohei Otani’s older brother, Ryuta Otani, played softball in junior high school and started playing hardball at Iwate Prefectural Maesawa High School.
After graduating from high school, he joined the club team Mizusawa Komagata Baseball Club while working for a general company.
Joined Kochi Fighting Dogs in 2010.
In 2012, he joined the Toyota Motor East Japan Hardball Club (a newly created club), where he currently plays.
Name: Ryuta Otani
Birthplace: Oshu City (formerly Mizusawa City), Iwate Prefecture
Date of birth: March 20, 1988
Age: 34 (as of March 2023)
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Throws right-handed, outfielder
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