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Moriteru Ueshiba

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Moriteru Ueshiba (born April 2, 1951) is the third and current doshu of the Aikikai.

He was born in Tokyo, Japan, and assumed the title of doshu on January 4, 1999 following the death of his father, Kisshomaru Ueshiba. He is a grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido. He graduated from Meiji Gakuin University with a degree in economics.

He assumed the position of dojocho or director of Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1986 and in 1996 became chairman of the Aikikai Foundation.