47 Notable alumni of
Doshisha University

Doshisha University is 160th in the world, 27th in Asia, and 15th in Japan by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 47 notable alumni from Doshisha University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Misato Ugaki

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    Misato Ugaki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    announcer
    Biography

    Misato Ugaki is a Tokyo Broadcasting System Television announcer.

  2. Seiji Kobayashi

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    Seiji Kobayashi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Seiji Kobayashi is a Japanese professional baseball catcher for the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

  3. Shinji Mikami

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    Shinji Mikami
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    video game producer
    Biography

    Shinji Mikami is a Japanese video game designer, director, and producer. Starting his career at Capcom in 1990, he went on to direct many of the company's biggest titles. He directed the first installment of the Resident Evil series in 1996 and the first installment of the Dino Crisis series in 1999, both being survival horror games. He returned to Resident Evil to direct the remake of the first game in 2002 and the third-person shooter Resident Evil 4 in 2005. In 2006, he directed his final Capcom game God Hand, a beat 'em up action game. Mikami worked at PlatinumGames to direct the third-person shooter Vanquish in 2010. The same year, he founded his own studio Tango Gameworks which has since been acquired by the American company ZeniMax Media. Under his studio, he directed the third-person horror game The Evil Within in 2014. He has also served the roles of producer and executive producer for many games.

  4. Tetsuro Fukuyama

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    Tetsuro Fukuyama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tetsuro Fukuyama is a politician of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). He is currently the secretary general of the CDP. A native of Tokyo, he graduated from Doshisha University and received a master's degree from Kyoto University. After running unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives in 1996, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998.

  5. Masaki Sumitani

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    Masaki Sumitani
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlercomediantarentoowarai tarento
    Biography

    Masaki Sumitani is a Japanese comedian, retired professional wrestler, and tarento ("talent") also known under his performing name of Razor Ramon Hard Gay (レイザーラモンHG, Reizā Ramon HG, occasionally HG, Razor Ramon Sumitani or just Hard Gay), which he adopted from Razor Ramon. His act was featured on the Bakusho Mondai no Bakuten! (Daibakuten) Saturday variety show on TBS Television in Japan, in 2005.

  6. Atsushi Kataoka

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    Atsushi Kataoka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    baseball playertarento
    Biography

    Atsushi Kataoka is a former Nippon Professional Baseball infielder.

  7. Yōsuke Hiraishi

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    Yōsuke Hiraishi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Yōsuke Hiraishi is a former Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball player.

  8. Shinya Miyamoto

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    Shinya Miyamoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Shinya Miyamoto is a former professional baseball player from Suita, Osaka, Japan. He played shortstop.

  9. Takako Doi

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    Takako Doi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1928-2014 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    politicianlegal counsel
    Biography

    Takako Doi was a prominent Japanese politician from 1980 until her retirement in 2005. She was the first female Lower House Speaker in Japan, the highest position a female politician has ever held in the country's modern history, as well as the country's first female Opposition Leader.

  10. Mie Hamada

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    Mie Hamada
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    figure skaterfigure skating coach
    Biography

    Mie Hamada is a Japanese figure skating coach and former competitor.

  11. Yun Dong-ju

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    Yun Dong-ju
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1917-1945 (aged 28)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Yun Dong-ju or Yoon Dong-joo was a Korean poet born in Longing, Jilin, China. who was known for his lyric poetry as well as resistance poetry.

  12. Tetsuo Nakanishi

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    Tetsuo Nakanishi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Tetsuo Nakanishi is a former Japanese football player. He currently works on television as a football commentator.

  13. Yūki Ōta

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    Yūki Ōta
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    fencer
    Biography

    Yuki Ota is a Japanese foil fencer, gold medallist at the 2006 Asian Games, silver medallist at the 2008 Summer Olympics, team silver medallist at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and individual gold medallist at the 2015 World Fencing Championships.

  14. Nobuharu Asahara

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    Nobuharu Asahara
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    sprinterathletics competitor
    Biography

    Nobuharu Asahara is a former Japanese athlete who specialized in the 100 meters and long jump. He won the 100 m at the Japanese national championship on five occasions in 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2002, and he took part in the Olympics four times in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. He represented Japan six times at the World Championships in Athletics.

  15. Hideaki Nitani

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    Hideaki Nitani
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1930-2012 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    actorannouncer
    Biography

    Hideaki Nitani was a Japanese actor.

  16. Kanako Otsuji

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    Kanako Otsuji
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politiciantaekwondo athlete
    Biography

    Kanako Otsuji is a Japanese LGBT rights activist, member of the House of Representatives for the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and retired karateka and taekwondoin. She is also former member of the House of Councilors, and a former member of the Osaka Prefectural Assembly (April 2003–April 2007). One of only seven women in the 110-member Osaka Assembly, Otsuji represented the Sakai-ku, Sakai City constituency. In May 2013, after her party member of the House resigned, Otsuji became the nation's first openly gay member of the Diet, but her term in office expired in July. She won a seat in the 2017 general election and became the first openly gay member of the House of Representatives.

  17. Kazuki Tomono

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    Kazuki Tomono
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    figure skater
    Biography

    Kazuki Tomono is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 2018 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist and has represented Japan at the Four Continents and World Championships, achieving his best placement, fifth, at the 2018 World Championships.

  18. Hansō Sōshitsu

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    Hansō Sōshitsu
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1923-.. (age 98)
    Occupations
    paintertea masterkamikaze
    Biography

    Sen Sōshitsu XV refers to the 15th generation head (iemoto) of Urasenke, one of the most widely known schools of Japanese tea. Hōunsai (鵬雲斎) was a religious appellation that he received in 1949 from his Zen mentor, and it is the name that he generally is known by to distinguish him as the 15th Sen Sōshitsu. His son succeeded him as the 16th generation head of Urasenke, and inherited the name Sōshitsu, in December 2002. With that, Sen Sōshitsu XV discontinued his own use of the name Sōshitsu. He adopted the name Genshitsu (玄室) to use instead, and thus has officially gone by the name Sen Genshitsu since then.

  19. Jumpei Kusukami

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    Jumpei Kusukami
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Jumpei Kusukami is a Japanese footballer currently playing for Shimizu S-Pulse.

  20. Kunio Hiramatsu

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    Kunio Hiramatsu
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianannouncer
    Biography

    Kunio Hiramatsu was the mayor of Osaka in Japan. He was elected in 2007 with centre-left support from the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), People's New Party and the Social Democratic Party, defeating the centre-right supported incumbent Jun'ichi Seki by 50,000 votes.

  21. Masaaki Toma

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    Masaaki Toma
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    association football referee
    Biography

    Masaaki Toma, born Masaaki Iemoto (家本 政明, Iemoto Masaaki), is a professional Japanese football referee. He has been refereeing in the J-League since 2008 and has officiated a number of international club and country matches.

  22. Yū Fujiki

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    Yū Fujiki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1931-2005 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Yū Fujiki was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than one hundred films from 1954 to 2005.

  23. Tomie Ohtake

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    Tomie Ohtake
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1913-2015 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    artistpaintersculptor
    Biography

    Tomie Ohtake was a Japanese Brazilian visual artist. Her work includes paintings, prints and sculptures. She was one of the main representatives of informal abstractionism in Brazil.

  24. Yukina Ōta

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    Yukina Ōta
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    figure skaterfigure skating choreographer
    Biography

    Yukina Ōta is a Japanese figure skater. She is the 2003 World Junior champion and the 2004 Four Continents champion. She announced her retirement from competitive skating in November 2008, due to injury.

  25. Uchida Kosai

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    Uchida Kosai
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1865-1936 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Count Uchida Kōsai was a statesman, diplomat and interim prime minister, active in Meiji, Taishō and Shōwa period Japan. He was also known as Uchida Yasuya.

  26. Ryo Watanabe

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    Ryo Watanabe
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Ryo Watanabe is a retired Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher who spent 10 years with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Central League.

  27. Tosanoumi Toshio

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    Tosanoumi Toshio
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    rikishi
    Biography

    Tosanoumi Toshio, is a former sumo wrestler. He first reached the top division of professional sumo in 1995, winning 13 special prizes and earning 11 kinboshi or gold stars for defeating yokozuna over his long career. The highest rank he reached was sekiwake. He retired in 2010 to become a coach at his stable, Isenoumi stable under the name of Tatekawa.

  28. Abe Isoo

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    Abe Isoo
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1865-1949 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    university teachersociologistpolitician
    Biography

    Abe Isoo was a Japanese Christian socialist, parliamentarian and pacifist. He largely contributed to development of baseball in Japan, and was called "Father of Japanese baseball." He created a baseball club of Waseda University.

  29. Hayato Aoki

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    Hayato Aoki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Hayato Aoki is a Nippon Professional Baseball player. He is currently with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League.

  30. Toshiyuki Hayashi

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    Toshiyuki Hayashi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Toshiyuki Hayashi, (born 8 February 1960 in Tokushima) was a Japanese rugby union player. He played as a prop and as a lock. He was educated at Tokushima Prefectural Johoku High School and was graduated in economics at Doshisha University. He was nicknamed Destroyer (壊し屋, Kowashiya) and Daimaru (ダイマル, Daimaru).

  31. Jeong Ji-yong

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    Jeong Ji-yong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1902-..
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Jeong Ji-yong, often romanized in literature as Cheong Chi-yong, was a Korean poet and translator of English poetry who "opened a new horizon of poetic possibilities through chiselled expression, tempered sentiments, and precise visual imagery" according to the scholar of Korean poetry, Brother Anthony.

  32. Hitoshi Yamakawa

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    Hitoshi Yamakawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1880-1958 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Hitoshi Yamakawa was a Japanese revolutionary socialist who played a leading role in founding the Japanese Communist Party in 1922. He was also a founding member of the Rono-ha (Labour-Farmer Faction), a group of Marxist thinkers opposed to the Comintern.

  33. Yoshihiro Sakata

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    Yoshihiro Sakata
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    teacherathlete
    Biography

    Yoshihiro Sakata is a rugby union official and former player who gained sixteen full international caps with the Japan national rugby union team 1967–1973. He played as wing for Kintetsu and Canterbury RFU and was nicknamed Demi Sakata. He was the first Japanese player to be inducted into the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame.

  34. Yae Ibuka

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    Yae Ibuka
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1897-1989 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    nurse
    Biography

    Yae Ibuka was a Japanese nurse who worked with patients suffering from leprosy. She was diagnosed as having leprosy, and hospitalized at Koyama Fukusei Hospital in 1919. It proved a misdiagnosis three years later, but she was deeply impressed by Drouart de Lézey, the director of the hospital, and was determined to work as a nurse with leprosy patients. In 1961, she was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal.

  35. Ōikari Tsuyoshi

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    Ōikari Tsuyoshi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    rikishi
    Biography

    Ōikari Tsuyoshi is a former sumo wrestler from Kyoto, Japan. He made his professional debut in March 1995, and reached the top division in November 1998. His highest rank was maegashira 11. He retired in November 2004, and as of 2016 he is an elder in the Japan Sumo Association under the name Kabutoyama.

  36. Jiro Ishimaru

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    Jiro Ishimaru
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Jiro Ishimaru is a Japanese journalist known for his work covering North Korea.

  37. Yokoi Tokio

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    Yokoi Tokio
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1857-1927 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    journalistpastorteacher
    Biography

    Tokio Yokoi was a Japanese pastor, journalist, bureaucrat, and member of the Japanese House of Representatives. He was also known as Tokio Ise(伊勢 時雄).

  38. Aki Kuroda

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    Aki Kuroda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    visual artistsculptorpaintercontributing editorpianist
    Biography

    Aki Kuroda, real name Akihiko Kuroda (黒田 明比古, Kuroda Akihiko), is a Japanese painter based in Paris, France.

  39. Tomomi Abiko

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    Tomomi Abiko
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Tomomi Abiko is a Japanese track and field athlete who competes in the pole vault. She won at the 2012 Japan Championships. She is Japanese record holder in the Women's pole vault. She competed in the Women's pole vault at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

  40. Takeshi Hino

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    Takeshi Hino
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Takeshi Hino is a Japanese international rugby union player who plays as a hooker. He currently plays for Stade Toulousain in the French Top 14. On 20 August 2019, he was officially transferred to the French professional rugby team Stade Toulousain

  41. Malika Kishino

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    Malika Kishino
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Malika Kishino is a Japanese composer based in Cologne / Germany.

  42. Yoshinobu Miyake

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    Yoshinobu Miyake
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    kannushi
    Biography

    Yoshinobu Miyake is a Japanese Shinto priest and scholar. Rev. Miyake was appointed the Superior General of Konko Church of Izuo in 2006 and appointed Chair of the Board of International Shinto Studies Association in 2013.

  43. Henrik Takkenberg

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    Henrik Takkenberg
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1967-2006 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Henrik Takkenberg was a lead singer, songwriter, composer and producer who developed a new musical style he named Flamenco Chill.

  44. Yūma Koishi

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    Yūma Koishi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Yūma Koishi is a Japanese cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Continental team Team Ukyo Sagamihara.

  45. Tasuku Harada

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    Tasuku Harada
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1863-1940 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    pastorprofessoruniversity president
    Biography

    Tasuku Harada was a Japanese pastor and the president of Doshisha University from 1907 to 1919. Harada started the University of Hawaii's Japanese Studies department in 1922.

  46. Kanae Ikehata

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    Kanae Ikehata
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in Doshisha University
    Studied in 2005
    Occupations
    fencer
    Biography

    Kanae Ikehata is a Japanese female Foil fencer. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the individual event and the team event. In the individual event she was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Nam Hyun-Hee. In the team event the Japanese team was eliminated in the second round by Russia.

  47. Yasuo Watani

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    Yasuo Watani
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    harmonicist
    Biography

    Yasuo Watani is a Japanese chromatic harmonica player. He was born in Kyoto, Japan and had his first harmonica lessons with Tadao Kobayashi in 1966. After graduating from Doshisha University (Faculty of Commerce) in 1984 with a degree in Economics, he studied the chromatic harmonica with Helmuth Herold at the Hohner-Konservatorium Trossingen in Germany from 1984 to 1988. He also learned the harmonica from the Canadian harmonica soloist Tommy Reilly. Watani was invited to stay on as a Lecturer at the Hohner-Konservatorium and taught from 1988 to 2002. Since 2005, he is a Music Professor for harmonica at Senzoku-Gakuen College of Music, Japan. He has been invited to judge at many harmonica competitions and festivals, including World Harmonica Festival and Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival.