Celebrities in Japan

Kobo Abe writer, playwright, photographer, inventor
Ryuichi Abe professor
Shinzo Abe former prime minister
Hiroyuki Agawa author
Sugiyama Ai tennis player
Angela Aki singer, songwriter
Akihito emperor
Miki Ando figure skater
Momofuku Ando entrepreneur, inventor
Shizuka Arakawa Olympic medalist, figure skater
Mori Arinori statesman, diplomat
Mao Asada Olympic medalist, figure skater
Kanichi Asakawa historian
Tadanobu Asano actor
Taro Aso former prime minister
Kiyoshi Atsumi actor
Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist monk
Osamu Dazai author
Fujita Den entrepreneur
Dogen Zen Buddhist teacher
Takao Doi astronaut
Yuri Ebihara actress
Eita actor
Fumiko Enchi writer
Shusaku Endo writer
Tatsuya Fujiwara actor
Yasuo Fukuda former prime minister
Ai Fukuhara table tennis player
Masatoshi Hamada comedian
Murakami Haruki writer
Yukio Hatoyama former prime minister
Anno Hideaki film director
Ichiyo Higuchi author
Hirohito former emperor
Hiroshi comedian
Masami Hisamoto comedian
Kenichi Horie yachtsman
Masuji Ibuse author
Kon Ichikawa film director
Saburo Ienaga historian
Tokugawa Ieyasu shogun
Mao Inoue actress
Nisio Isin novelist
Kyoka Izumi author
Naoto Kan former prime minister
Yasunari Kawabata author, Nobel laureate
Chieko Kawabe singer, actress
Ikuko Kawai violinist
Tange Kenzo architect
Rinko Kikuchi actress
Natsuo Kirino novelist
Kosuke Kitajima Olympic medalist swimmer
Takeshi Kitano comedian, actor, singer
Shibasaburo Kitasato physician, bacteriologist
Abe Kobo writer
Junichiro Koizumi former prime minister
Masatoshi Koshiba physicist
Harumi Kurihara television personality
Meisa Kuroki actress
Akira Kurosawa painter, director
Esaki Leona physicist, Nobel laureate
Masao Maruyama scholar, historian
Kobayashi Masaki director
Crown Princess Masako crown princess of Japan
Ryuhei Matsuda actor
Ken Matsudaira actor
Hideki Matsui baseball player
Meiji emperor
Yukio Mishima author
Kazuo Miyagawa cinematographer
Issey Miyake fashion designer
Hayao Miyazaki artist, film director, animator
Kenji Miyazawa poet, author
Minae Mizumura novelist
Yoshiro Mori former prime minister
Kaori Muraji guitarist
Haruki Murakami writer, translator
Ryu Murakami novelist, filmmaker
Koji Murofushi Olympic medalist, hammer thrower
Miyamoto Musashi painter, warrior, journalist
Megumi Nakajima singer
Crown Prince Naruhito crown prince of Japan
Kei Nishikori tennis player
Oda Nobunaga warrior, dictator
Kanda Nobuo historian
Kogo Noda screenwriter
Yoshihiko Noda prime minister
Motoori Norinaga scholar
Ryoji Noyori Nobel laureate, chemist
Keizo Obuchi former prime minister
Kenzaburo Oe author, Nobel laureate
Mori Ogai physician, translator, novelist, poet
Yoko Ogawa writer
Shun Oguri actor, film director
Yoko Ono anti-war activist, artist, singer
Koji Ota baseball player
Edogawa Rampo novelist
Yokomitsu Riichi writer
Sen no Rikyu Japanese tea ceremony figure
Akutagawa Ryunoske writer
Hirotsu Ryuro writer
Oda Sakunosuke author
Mikio Sato mathematician
Takuma Sato race car driver
Takeru Satoh actor
Homare Sawa football player
Kanjuro Shibata XX bowmaker, kyudo teacher
Murasaki Shikibu novelist, poet, lady-in-waiting Imperial Court Heian
Goro Shimura mathematician
Fujimura Shinichi archeologist
Junzo Shono novelist
Prince Shotoku regent
Endo Shusaku author
Ayako Sono writer
Natsume Soseki writer
Sowelu singer
Masaki Sumitani wrestler, comedian
Ichiro Suzuki baseball player
Midori Suzuki educator, researcher
Papaya Suzuki celebrity
Shunryu Suzuki Zen master
Zenko Suzuki former prime minister
Teiji Takagi mathematician
Jokichi Takamine chemist
Kitano Takeshi actor, author, poet, painter, filmmaker
Naoko Takeuchi manga artist
Kenzo Tange architect
Ryoko Tani Olympic medalist, judoka
Jun'ichiro Tanizaki author
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga physicist
Terada Torahiko physicist, author
Naito Torajiro historian
Shimazaki Toson author
Sakichi Toyoda inventor
Mitsuo Tsukahara Olympic medalist, gymnast
Naoya Tsukahara gymnast
Shigeto Tsuru political economist
Kohei Uchimura gymnast
Kazuo Umezu author
Jiro Watanabe boxer
Koichi Yamadera actor
Kawabata Yasunari novelist
Shotaro Yasuoka writer
Minamoto Yoritomo shogun
Banana Yoshimoto novelist
Akira Yoshimura writer
Junnosuke Yoshiyuki novelist
Fukuzawa Yukichi writer, teacher, translator, journalist