25 Famous People from Japan

Can you name 25 famous people from Japan?
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Last updated: March 26, 2022
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Female tennis player and first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles
Naomi Osaka
Film director whose famous movies are Ikiru, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo
Akira Kurosawa
Actor known internationally for hosting the game show Takeshi's Castle (1986–1990)
Takeshi Kitano
Actor recognized by global audience for his roles in The Last Samurai and Godzilla
Ken Watanabe
Artist who was married to English singer-songwriter John Lennon
Yoko Ono
Baseball player who played as an outfielder in top-level professional leagues
Ichiro Suzuki
16th-century leader of the Sengoku period known as the “Great Unifier" of Japan
Oda Nobunaga
First Japanese actress to be nominated for an Oscars in 50 years, for her role in Babel
Rinko Kikuchi
Emperor of Japan since 2019
Male tennis player who was ranked inside the top 5 in singles
Kei Nishikori
Asian Footballer of the Year in 1997 and 1998 who played for Roma and Parma
Hidetoshi Nakata
Two time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and former Formula One driver
Takuma Sato
Manga artist and one of the most prominent filmmakers in the history of animated films
Hayao Miyazaki
Founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Famous ninja of the Sengoku era, who served the Tokugawa clan as a samurai
Hattori Hanzo
Actor known for his roles as Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid film series
Pat Morita
Video game designer and creator of Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong
Shigeru Miyamoto
Emperor who abdicated the throne in 2019
Actor and producer who became widely known for starring in NBC's Heroes
Masi Oka
Novelist and author of Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore
Haruki Murakami
Basketball player for the Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura
Longest-reigning emperor (1926-1989) who supported the Axis Powers during WWII
Martial artist who gained popularity as an actor during the 1980s, often playing ninjas
Sho Kosugi
Marshal Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II
Isoroku Yamamoto
Artistic gymnast who was seven-time Olympic medalist
Kohei Uchimura
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