Nippon Professional Baseball No-Hitters

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The following is a list of the no-hitters thrown in Nippon Professional Baseball.

Nippon Professional Baseball No-Hitters[edit]

Pitcher(s) Date Team Opponent Site Score BF BB K LOB Notes
Eiji Sawamura September 25, 1936 Tokyo Kyojin Osaka Tigers Koshien Stadium 1 - 0 31 4 7 4
Eiji Sawamura May 1, 1937 Tokyo Kyojin Osaka Tigers Suzaki Stadium 4 - 0 30 3 11 3
Victor Starffin July 3, 1937 Tokyo Kyojin Eagles Suzaki Stadium 4 - 0 31 3 6 4
Mitsuhiko Ishida July 16, 1937 Hankyu Tokyo Senators Suzaki Stadium 6 - 0 30 1 6 3
Hiroshi Nakao November 3, 1939 Tokyo Kyojin Tokyo Senators Korakuen Stadium 1 - 0 35 10 6 8
Tadashi Kameda March 18, 1940 Kurowashi Lion Nishinomiya Stadium 5 - 0 34 9 6 7
Katsusaburo Asano April 14, 1940 Hankyu Hanshin Koshien Stadium 9 - 0 28 1 4 1
Eiji Sawamura July 6, 1940 Tokyo Kyojin Nagoya Nishinomiya Stadium 4 - 0 32 5 3 5
Hachiro Miwa August 3, 1940 Hanshin Tokyo Kyojin Dairen Stadium 1 - 0 33 4 4 6
Mitsuhiko Ishida August 22, 1940 Hankyu Lion Dairen Stadium 9 - 0 32 4 6 5
Tadashi Kameda April 14, 1941 Kurowashi Hanshin Korakuen Stadium 1 - 0 33 6 2 6
Miyoshi Nakagawa
Shigezo Ishihara
June 22, 1941 Kurowashi Nagoya Korakuen Stadium 2 - 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a combined no-hitter
Hiroshi Nakao July 16, 1941 Tokyo Kyojin Nagoya Korakuen Stadium 3 - 0 32 5 3 5
Takashi Eda
Hirotaro Mori
August 2, 1941 Hankyu Nagoya Nishinomiya Stadium 2 - 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a combined no-hitter
Hirotaro Mori October 27, 1941 Hankyu Nagoya Nishinomiya Stadium 2 - 0 32 5 3 5
Michio Nishizawa July 18, 1942 Nagoya Hankyu Korakuen Stadium 2 - 0 28 3 2 1
Yoshio Tenbo May 2, 1943 Hankyu Nankai Koshien Stadium 3 - 0 32 6 5 5
Hideo Fujimoto May 22, 1943 Tokyo Kyojin Nagoya Korakuen Stadium 3 - 0 30 4 4 3
Takehiko Bessho May 26, 1943 Nankai Yamato Kobe Stadium 2 - 0 28 2 7 1
Shinichi Ishimaru October 12, 1943 Nagoya Yamato Korakuen Stadium 5 - 0 29 1 5 2
Shosei Go June 16, 1946 Hanshin Tokyo Senators Nishinomiya Stadium 11 - 0 30 5 5 3
Tadayoshi Kajioka August 24, 1948 Osaka Tigers Nankai Hawks Jingu Stadium 3 - 0 29 2 2 2
Juzo Sanada September 6, 1948 Taiyo Robins Osaka Tigers Koshien Stadium 3 - 0 28 0 5 1
Hideo Fujimoto June 28, 1950 Yomiuri Giants Nishi-Nippon Pirates Aomori Stadium 4 - 0 27 0 7 0 Perfect Game
Masaichi Kaneda September 5, 1951 Kokutetsu Swallows Osaka Tigers Osaka Stadium 1 - 0 32 5 4 5
Giichi Hayashi April 27, 1952 Daiei Stars Hankyu Braves Takasaki Stadium 2 - 0 28 1 2 1
Juzo Sanada May 7, 1952 Osaka Tigers Hiroshima Carp Koshien Stadium 12 - 0 28 1 4 1
Takumi Otomo July 26, 1952 Yomiuri Giants Shochiku Robins Osaka Stadium 17 - 0 28 1 13 1
Noboru Yamashita August 7, 1954 Kintetsu Pearls Takahashi Unions Chunichi Stadium 4 - 0 30 3 8 3
Shigeru Sugishita May 10, 1955 Chunichi Dragons Kokutetsu Swallows Kawasaki Stadium 1 - 0 28 1 13 1
Mamoru Otsu June 4, 1955 Nishitetsu Lions Kintetsu Pearls Heiwadai Stadium 8 - 0 30 4 8 3
Fumio Takechi June 19, 1955 Kintetsu Pearls Daiei Stars Osaka Stadium 1 - 0 27 0 6 0 Perfect Game
Teruo Owaki May 3, 1956 Kokutetsu Swallows Chunichi Dragons Chunichi Stadium 5 - 0 30 2 0 3
Yoshitomo Miyaji September 19, 1956 Kokutetsu Swallows Hiroshima Carp Kanazawa Stadium 6 - 0 27 0 3 0 Perfect Game
Masaichi Kaneda August 21, 1957 Kokutetsu Swallows Chunichi Dragons Chunichi Stadium 1 - 0 27 0 10 0 Perfect Game
Hiroomi Oyane October 12, 1957 Chunichi Dragons Osaka Tigers Koshien Stadium 3 - 0 29 3 2 2
Sadao Nishimura July 19, 1958 Nishitetsu Lions Toei Flyers Komazawa Stadium 1 - 0 27 0 6 0 Perfect Game
Gentaro Shimada August 11, 1960 Taiyo Whales Osaka Tigers Kawasaki Stadium 1 - 0 27 0 3 0 Perfect Game
Yoshimi Moritaki June 20, 1961 Kokutetsu Swallows Chunichi Dragons Korakuen Stadium 1 - 0 27 0 4 0 Perfect Game
Yoshio Inoue May 16, 1964 Nishitetsu Lions Hankyu Braves Heiwadai Stadium 2 - 0 28 1 1 1
Toshitake Nakayama August 18, 1964 Chunichi Dragons Yomiuri Giants Chunichi Stadium 3 - 0 29 2 4 2
Gene Bacque June 28, 1965 Hanshin Tigers Yomiuri Giants Koshien Stadium 7 - 0 29 2 3 2
Yoshiro Sotokoba October 2, 1965 Hiroshima Carp Hanshin Tigers Koshien Stadium 2 - 0 28 1 3 1 First Win
Yoshiro Sasaki May 1, 1966 Taiyo Whales Hiroshima Carp Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 1 - 0 27 0 7 0 Perfect Game
Tsutomu Tanaka May 12, 1966 Nishitetsu Lions Nankai Hawks Osaka Stadium 2 - 0 27 0 7 0 Perfect Game
Toshihiko Sei June 12, 1966 Nishitetsu Lions Kintetsu Buffaloes Kokura Stadium 8 - 0 28 3 6 1
Tadao Wako September 17, 1967 Nishitetsu Lions Hankyu Braves Nishinomiya Stadium 4 - 0 31 4 4 4
Tsuneo Horiuchi October 10, 1967 Yomiuri Giants Hiroshima Carp Korakuen Stadium 11 - 0 31 4 3 4
Kunio Jonouchi May 16, 1968 Yomiuri Giants Taiyo Whales Korakuen Stadium 16 - 0 28 2 5 1
Keishi Suzuki August 8, 1968 Kintetsu Buffaloes Toei Flyers Nihon Seimei Stadium 4 - 0 29 2 11 2
Yoshiro Sotokoba September 14, 1968 Hiroshima Toyo Carp Taiyo Whales Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 2 - 0 27 0 16 0 Perfect Game
Fumio Narita August 16, 1969 Lotte Orions Hankyu Braves Nishinomiya Stadium 1 - 0 30 3 10 3
Hidetake Watanabe May 18, 1970 Yomiuri Giants Hiroshima Toyo Carp Korakuen Stadium 2 - 0 28 2 6 1
Hiroshi Kito June 9, 1970 Taiyo Whales Yakult Atoms Kawasaki Stadium 1 - 0 30 3 8 3
Koichiro Sasaki October 6, 1970 Kintetsu Buffaloes Nankai Hawks Osaka Stadium 3 - 0 27 0 4 0 Perfect Game
Kazuhiro Fujimoto August 19, 1971 Hiroshima Toyo Carp Chunichi Dragons Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 6 - 0 27 2 9 0
Yoshimasa Takahashi August 21, 1971 Toei Flyers Nishitetsu Lions Korakuen Stadium 4 - 0 27 0 1 0 Perfect Game
Keishi Suzuki September 9, 1971 Kintetsu Buffaloes Nishitetsu Lions Nihon Seimei Stadium 4 - 0 29 4 12 2
Yoshiro Sotokoba April 29, 1972 Hiroshima Toyo Carp Yomiuri Giants Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 3 - 0 28 1 2 1
Naoki Takahashi June 16, 1973 Nittaku Home Flyers Kintetsu Buffaloes Korakuen Stadium 1 - 0 27 1 5 0
Yutaka Enatsu August 30, 1973 Hanshin Tigers Chunichi Dragons Koshien Stadium 1 - 0 34 2 7 1 11 Innings; Enatsu hits a Sayanora Home Run to win the game
Soroku Yagisawa October 10, 1973 Lotte Orions Taiheiyo Club Lions Sendai Stadium 1 - 0 27 0 6 0 Perfect Game
Toshio Kanbe April 20, 1975 Kintetsu Buffaloes Nankai Hawks Fujiidera Stadium 1 - 0 30 4 1 3
Hajime Kato April 18, 1976 Yomiuri Giants Hiroshima Toyo Carp Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 5 - 0 29 2 8 2
Yoshinori Toda May 11, 1976 Kintetsu Buffaloes Nankai Hawks Osaka Stadium 1 - 0 31 3 5 4
Yutaro Imai August 31, 1978 Hankyu Braves Lotte Orions Sendai Stadium 5 - 0 27 0 3 0 Perfect Game
Taigen Kaku June 4, 1985 Seibu Lions Nippon Ham Fighters Heiwadai Stadium 7 - 0 30 2 4 3
Yukio Tanaka June 9, 1985 Nippon Ham Fighters Kintetsu Buffaloes Korakuen Stadium 12 - 0 32 6 11 5
Shinichi Kondo August 9, 1987 Chunichi Dragons Yomiuri Giants Nagoya Stadium 6 - 0 30 2 13 3 Pro Pitching Debut
Yasumitsu Shibata April 25, 1990 Nippon Ham Fighters Kintetsu Buffaloes Tokyo Dome 3 - 0 27 1 8 0
Toshiro Yufune June 14, 1992 Hanshin Tigers Hiroshima Toyo Carp Koshien Stadium 6 - 0 29 2 11 2
Hiromi Makihara May 18, 1994 Yomiuri Giants Hiroshima Toyo Carp Fukuoka Dome 6 - 0 27 0 7 0 Perfect Game
Yukihiro Nishizaki July 5, 1995 Nippon Ham Fighters Seibu Lions Tokyo Dome 1 - 0 28 1 12 1
Yoshinori Sato August 26, 1995 Orix BlueWave Kintetsu Buffaloes Fujiidera Stadium 7 - 0 31 5 7 4
Terry Bross September 9, 1995 Yakult Swallows Yomiuri Giants Tokyo Dome 4 - 0 28 1 10 1
Hisanobu Watanabe June 11, 1996 Seibu Lions Orix BlueWave Seibu Stadium 9 - 0 29 5 3 2
Shigeki Noguchi August 11, 1996 Chunichi Dragons Yomiuri Giants Tokyo Dome 5 - 0 33 6 5 6
Kazuhisa Ishii September 2, 1997 Yakult Swallows Yokohama BayStars Yokohama Stadium 3 - 0 29 4 9 2
Tetsuro Kawajiri May 26, 1998 Hanshin Tigers Chunichi Dragons Kurashiki Muskat Stadium 2 - 0 29 2 1 2
Shinji Sasaoka May 8, 1999 Hiroshima Carp Chunichi Dragons Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 4 - 0 28 1 6 1
Melvin Bunch April 7, 2000 Chunichi Dragons Yokohama BayStars Yokohama Stadium 8 - 0 30 5 7 3
Narciso Elvira June 20, 2000 Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes Seibu Lions Osaka Dome 4 - 0 29 3 9 2
Kenshin Kawakami August 1, 2002 Chunichi Dragons Yomiuri Giants Tokyo Dome 6 - 0 28 1 5 1
Kei Igawa October 4, 2004 Hanshin Tigers Hiroshima Toyo Carp Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 1 - 0 30 2 8 3
Tomoya Yagi
Hisashi Takeda
Micheal Nakamura
April 15, 2006 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome 1 - 0 42 6 8 6 12 innings, combined no-hitter
Rick Guttormson May 25, 2006 Tokyo Yakult Swallows Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Meiji-Jingu Stadium 6 - 0 29 1 9 1 interleague game, first professional complete game
Masahiro Yamamoto September 16, 2006 Chunichi Dragons Hanshin Tigers Nagoya Dome 3 - 0 28 0 5 1 oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter (41 years, 1 month)
Daisuke Yamai
Hitoki Iwase
November 1, 2007 Chunichi Dragons Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Nagoya Dome 1 - 0 27 0 7 0 First perfect game ever in Japan Series. First combined perfect game in NPB history
Kenta Maeda April 6, 2012 Hiroshima Carp Yokohama BayStars Yokohama Stadium 2 - 0 29 2 6 2
Toshiya Sugiuchi May 30, 2012 Yomiuri Giants Rakuten Golden Eagles Tokyo Dome 2 - 0 28 1 14 1
Yuki Nishi October 8, 2012 Yomiuri Giants SoftBank Hawks Yahoo Dome 3 - 0 28 1 9 1
Daisuke Yamai June 28, 2013 Chunichi Dragons Yokohama BayStars Yokohama Stadium 9 - 0 29 4 3 2
Takayuki Kishi May 2, 2014 Seibu Lions Chiba Lotte Marines Chiba Marine Stadium 2 - 0 28 1 8 1

All-Star Game[edit]

On July 17, 1971 at the first game of the All-Star Game Series five Central League pitchers threw a 5 - 0 no-hitter versus the Pacific League at Meiji-Jingu Stadium in front of 28,160 fans. The pitchers were; Yutaka Enatsu (Hanshin Tigers) - 3.0 innings, Hidetake Watanabe (Yomiuri Giants) - 2.0 innings, Kazumi Takahashi (Yomiuri Giants) - 1.0 innings, Hisanobu Mizutani (Chunichi Dragons) - 0.1 innings, Tadakatsu Kotani (Taiyo Whales) - 2.2 innings. The CL pitchers faced 29 batters, struck out 16 and walked one who was left on base.