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Tokutaro Ukon

Full name: Tokutaro Ukon
Original name: 右近 徳太郎
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Born: September 23, 1913 in Sumiyoshi, Hyogo, Japan
Died: March 1944 in [unknown], Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Affiliations: Keio University, Minato (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Football


Tokutaro Ukon was a technically skilled versatile player who was able to play any position from fullback to forward. His first success came in 1930 when he won the National Secondary School Football Championship for his hometown Kobe. He enrolled at Keio University in 1931 and became a leading player of the University’s soccer team. He gave strong performances in many intercollegiate competitions in the Kanto University League under Keio’s coach famous coach Teiichi Matsumaru. Therefore, Ukon was selected to represent Japan in the 10th Far Eastern Championship Games football competition in 1934 playing against the Philippines and China. He was called again to join the team for the 1936 Berlin Olympics and played in both games.

Ukon graduated from Keio in 1937 and joined Meiji Mining. He continued to play football and made his last international appearance in 1940 against the Philippines in the East Asia Games. In 1942 he was called to the service fighting in World War II. He died in 1944 in a battle on the island of Bougainville, now part of Papua-New Guinea. He was mentioned in the autobiography of Kazuko Komori, a popular Japanese film critic, describing her various romances.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Football Men's Football Japan JPN 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Football Japan JPN Final Standings 5T 1936-08-03 1 0 0
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Football Japan JPN Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1936-08-07 ITA 8, JPN 0 0
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Football Japan JPN Round One Match #3 1 1936-08-04 JPN 3, SWE 2 1
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