Nobita’s father and laid-back salaryman. He is very considerate of Nobita, often seen arriving home from work to placate Tamako’s anger towards Nobita; this habit may come from Nobisuke’s own childhood, since his father (and Nobita’s grandfather) was very similar to Tamako. He has trouble quitting smoking and is self-conscious about his inability to pass the driving test. He also has a poor memory, is a borderline alcoholic, and sometimes arrives home drunk from nightly business meetings. He was once an aspiring art student. He also likes golf, which most Japanese businessmen and employees play.