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Aoki named JGTO chairman

Kyodo

Isao Aoki, who led Japan’s domestic tour in earnings five times, was selected its new chairman on Friday by the JGTO’s board of directors.

The 73-year-old Aoki replaces 81-year-old Katsuji Ebisawa, who served two, two-year terms. Aoki, who had been a special consultant to the organization, becomes the first former player to run the JGTO since the first chairman, Kosaku Shimada.