- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 6", Weight 132 lb.
- High School Shimonoseki Shogyo High School
Nobuyuki Hikiji played for eight seasons for the Taiyo Whales.
Hikiji hit .230/.257/.276 as a rookie for the Whales in 1952. The infielder batted .240/.270/.286 with 18 steals in 23 tries in 1953 and .243/.265/.308 in 1954, when he led the Central League with 535 at-bats.
The Taiyo infielder hit .228/.283/.295 in 1957. That year, he had a 708 consecutive game played streak end, dating back to May of his rookie season. It was 4th in Nippon Pro Baseball history at that point.
After his playing career ended, Hikiji was a scout and coach for Taiyo. He later coached in Taiwan.