- Born:30 August 1945 (75 years)
Japanese judoka Yoshio Sonoda was the 1969 World Champion. In 1967 he won the FISU Universiade, held in Tokyo. He won medals in threee different weight categories at the All Japan Championships.
Competitions - Medal overview B S G
- World Championships 001
- Universiade / World University Championships 001
- National Championships Seniors 300