Famous people born in Japan

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Erika Araki

Erika Araki


Erika Araki is a Japanese volleyball player. She served as captain for the national team from 2009 to 2012.....
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Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima


Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is the director of Kojima Productions, which he originally founded in 2005, and a former vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment. He is often regarded as an auteur video game director.....
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Hikaru Asami

Hikaru Asami


Hikaru Asami is a Japanese performing artist and a former member of the Takarazuka Revue, where she specialized in playing male characters . She joined the revue in 1991 and resigned in 2006. She is from Sendaishi, Miyagiken.....
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Eri Kamei

Eri Kamei


Eri Kamei is a former member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. She joined in late 2003 as a sixth generation member along with Miki Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. She graduated on December 15, 2010 in Yokohama Arena along with Junjun and Linlin.....
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Hironobu Sakaguchi

Hironobu Sakaguchi


Hironobu Sakaguchi is a Japanese video game designer, director, producer, and former film director. He is the creator of the Final Fantasy series, and has had a long career in gaming with over 100 million units of video games sold worldwide. He left Square Enix and founded a studio called Mistwalker in 2004.....
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Hiroshi Aoyama

Hiroshi Aoyama


Hiroshi Aoyama is a Japanese Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. He is the older brother of former 250cc and World Superbike rider, Shuhei Aoyama.....
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Namie Amuro

Namie Amuro


Namie Amuro is a Japanese singer, dancer, fashion model, actress and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by a series of successful singles and albums, both exploring different genres and working with producers and musicians outside of Japan, one of the first Japanese artists to do so at the time. Due to her longevity and resilience in the industry, she has been often referred by critics and music publications as the Teen Queen of Japan, Queen of JPop, and the Japanese Madonna or Janet Jacks....
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Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase


Naomi Kawase is a Japanese film director. She was also known as Naomi Sento , with her thenhusbands surname. Many of her works have been documentaries, including Embracing, about her search for the father who abandoned her as a child, and Katatsumori, about the grandmother who raised her.....
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Kanako Watanabe

Kanako Watanabe


Kanako Watanabe is a Japanese competitive swimmer who specializes in the breaststroke. She competed in the 2012 London Olympics at the age of 15 for the 200m Womens Breaststroke event.....
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Narumi Takahashi

Narumi Takahashi


Narumi Takahashi is a Japanese pair skater and sixtime Japanese national champion . She currently skates with partner Ryo Shibata. With former partner Mervin Tran, she is also the 2012 World bronze medalist, the 2010 Junior World silver medalist, and the 201011 Junior Grand Prix Final champion. They were the first pair to win a World medal for Japan. She has also skated with Ryuichi Kihara and Alexandr Zaboev.....
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Kaori Manabe

Kaori Manabe


Kaori Manabe is a Japanese talent, gravure idol and actress. She was born on May 31, 1980 in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.....
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Kumi Koda

Kumi Koda


Kumiko Kda , known professionally as Koda Kumi , is a Japanese singer from Kyoto, known for her urban and RampB songs. Having debuted in 2000 with the single Take Back, Koda gained fame for her seventh single, Real Emotion1000 no Kotoba, the songs of which were used as themes for the video game Final Fantasy X2. Her popularity grew with the release of her fourth studio album Secret , her sixteenth single Butterfly , and her first greatest hits album Best First Things , reaching the numberthree....
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Ky ka Suzuki

Ky ka Suzuki


Suzuki appeared in Shinji Aoyamas Mike Yokohama A Forest with No Name and Yichi Sais Blood and Bones.....
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Nobunari Oda

Nobunari Oda


Nobunari Oda is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2006 Four Continents champion, a fourtime Grand Prix Final medalist , the 2005 World Junior champion and the 2008 Japanese national champion.....
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Masi Oka

Masi Oka


Masayori Masi Oka is a Japanese American actor and digital effects artist. He became widely known for his role on NBCs Heroes as Hiro Nakamura and in CBS Hawaii Five0 as Doctor Max Bergman.....
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Miki Ando

Miki Ando


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Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki


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Takahiko Kozuka

Takahiko Kozuka


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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami


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Takeru Satoh

Takeru Satoh


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