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Ginnosuke Tanaka (田中 銀之助, Tanaka Ginnosuke, 20 January 1873 - 27 August 1933) is credited with the introduction of rugby to Japan. He was educated at the Leys School in Cambridge and then Trinity Hall, a college of Cambridge University.[1] He introduced rugby to students at Keio University, in 1899, with the help of Edward Bramwell Clarke. Later, he pursued a career in banking.

Ginnosuke Tanaka
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Ginnosuke Tanaka
Born(1873-01-20)20 January 1873
Died27 August 1933(1933-08-27) (aged 60)

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  1. ^ "Tanaka, Ginnosuke Gisei (TNK893GG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.