• 1938
    October 9 - Rocky was born in Tokyo Japan.
  • 1959
    Keio University became captain of wrestling team.
  • 1960
    Emigrated to the US.
  • 1964
    Opened his first Benihana Restaurant in NYC.
  • 1969
    Expanded to the West Coast.
  • 1979
    Won Benihana Grand Prix Powerboat race.
  • 1994
    Rocky was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.