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|Date of birth||31 January 1968|
|Place of birth||Osaka Prefecture, Japan|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||102 kg (225 lb)|
|School||Josho Keiko Gakuen High School|
|University||Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences|
|Rugby union career|
Kazuaki Takahashi (高橋一彰, Takahashi Kazuaki, born 31 January 1968 in Osaka) is a former Japanese rugby union player who played as a prop.
Takahashi attended Josho Keiko Gakuen High School and Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences, where for the latter, he played in its rugby club between 1986 and 1990, winning the Kansai Cup in 1987 and 1989.Since his graduation from university, Takahashi joined Toyota Motors, with which he played for his entire career, winning the All-Japan Rugby Company Championship in 1999 and the East Japan League in 1995, 1998 and 1999, as well, arrived in the All Japan Championship final in 1999.
Takahashi won his first cap during the match against Fiji, in Tokyo, on 4 March 1990. He was also part of the 1991 Rugby World Cup, although he did not play any match in the tournament. Takahashi also played for Japan in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, playing two matches in the tournament. His last cap was against Hong Kong, in Tokyo, on 29 June 1997.
As of 8 April 2015, along with fellow former Toyota Motors player and Japanese international Lopeti Oto, Takahashi was named ambassador for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Takahashi is the third most common Japanese surname. Less common variants include 髙橋, 高梁, 孝橋, 鷹橋, 高槁, 高端, 鷹啄, 喬橋 and 鷹羽司. Notable people with the surname include:
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