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Makoto Nagano (長野 誠 Nagano Makoto?, born March 30, 1972 in Kitakata, Miyazaki) (sometimes known as the World's Strongest Fisherman) is a commercial fisherman[1] and the captain of his vessel, F/V Konpira Maru 50 (第50金比羅丸?) (He used to be captain of the F/V Konpira Maru 28 (第28金比羅丸?)) and musician. He is regularly seen on the Japanese television show Sasuke (Ninja Warrior) where he was one of the "SASUKE All-Stars," a group of favored competitors who were thought to possess the greatest potential in completing the four grueling obstacle courses of Ninja Warrior


Nagano Makoto (in Japanese) has achieved thanks to the program become very famous in Japan and now begins to be known in the West, especially in America, where he has come to travel to promote the American Ninja Warrior. Fame has allowed him to make commercials in his country and to be recognized and acclaimed by his compatriots