Takaaki Kidani
Takaaki Kidani cropped 3 Suzuko Mimori and Takaaki Kidani 2010
Native name 木谷 高明
Born June 6 1960 (1960-06-06) (age 57)
Nationality Japanese

Takaaki Kidani (木谷 高明 Kidani Takaaki?, born June 6, 1960) is the founder and president of the Bushiroad.[1] Kidani has also served as the chairman of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). He continues to be involved with NJPW through Bushiroad, which owns the company.[2]

History Edit

Kidani graduated from Musashi University with economics.

Awards Edit

  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Promoter of the Year (2014)[3]


  1. "木谷高明 初の著書「煽動者 ~徹底プロモーション 仕掛人の哲学~」". Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  2. "新日本プロレス木谷高明取締役会長が辞意を表明。「これからはブシロードグループとして外側からサポートして行く」". Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  3. Meltzer, Dave (January 26, 2015). "Jan. 26, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2014 awards issue w/ results & Dave’s commentary, Conor McGregor, and much more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 33. ISSN 1083-9593. 

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