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In September he married Keiko Oba who was famous as a young teacher of the Japanese harp. He adopted his wife’s family name.

He obtained his licence for teaching judo at junior high schools. The following April he became a judo teacher at Kenkoku University in Manchukuo. At Tomiki’s request Hideo held an additional post as a judo teacher in Shinkyo, the capital city of Manchukuo.

He received his 5th dan in aikibudo from Morihei Ueshiba after which he began instructing aikibudo to the police in Shinkyo. Morihei Ueshiba used him during a budo festival on the 10th anniversary of the foundation of Manchukuo.

He obtained his 6th Dan in aikido. While instructing aikido and judo he was learning kendo, naginata and iai.

He returned to Japan after a period of forced labour at an aeroplane repair shop near the border of the Soviet Union. Tomiki remained in detention and, during this time, Hideo looked after Tomiki’s wife. After repatriation he narrowly escaped death from typhus.

After a year of recuperation with support from his wife he became a judo instructor for the Yokote police. He obtained his 6th dan in Kodokan Judo.

He obtained a position at the Akita Prefecture Police Headquarters and became a judo instructor at the Akita Prefecture Police Academy. The golden age of the police judo club was during his tenure.

He retired from his positions with the police because Tomiki invited him to Tokyo. He cherished a desire to help realise Tomiki’s ideal that had been interrupted in Manchukuo.

He became a lecturer in the Physical Education Department of Waseda University and at the same time became the Aikido Club instructor.

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