31 Notable alumni of
Kwansei Gakuin University

Kwansei Gakuin University is 264th in the world, 54th in Asia, and 24th in Japan by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 31 notable alumni from Kwansei Gakuin University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Yuriko Koike

    Yuriko Koike
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Yuriko Koike is a Japanese politician who currently serves as the Governor of Tokyo. She graduated from the American University in Cairo (B.A. in Sociology) as the top student in 1976 and was a member of the House of Representatives of Japan from 1993 until 2016, when she resigned to run in the Tokyo gubernatorial election. She also previously served as the Minister of Defense in the first cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, but resigned in August 2007 after only 54 days in office. On 31 July 2016, Koike was elected Governor of Tokyo, becoming the metropolis's first female Governor. Koike was re-elected Governor of Tokyo on 5 July 2020 in a landslide, winning 59.7% of the vote.

  2. Yūmi Nagashima

    Yūmi Nagashima
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    television presenterannouncer
    Biography

    Yūmi Nagashima is a Japanese announcer for Fuji TV.

  3. Tadao Takashima

    Tadao Takashima
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    actortarentotelevision actortelevision presenterfilm actor
    Biography

    Tadao Takashima was a Japanese actor and jazz musician. He appeared in more than 100 films, including the Toho productions King Kong vs. Godzilla, Atragon, and Frankenstein Conquers the World. He also performed in stage musicals such as My Fair Lady and appeared in several television shows.

  4. Ura Kazuki

    Ura Kazuki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    rikishi
    Biography

    Ura Kazuki is a Japanese professional sumo wrestler from Neyagawa, Osaka. After winning a gold medal in sumo at the 2013 World Combat Games, he made his professional debut in 2015, wrestling with the Kise stable and he won the jonokuchi division championship in his first tournament. He reached the top makuuchi division in March 2017, but a pair of serious injuries led to two extended layoffs, and his rank dropped to the lowest since his debut tournament, and it was three and a half years before he returned to top-level competition. He has a kinboshi, or gold star, for defeating a yokozuna. His unpredictable style has made him a favourite with tournament crowds.

  5. Kōji Chikamoto

    Kōji Chikamoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Kōji Chikamoto is a Japanese professional baseball outfielder for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

  6. So Taguchi

    So Taguchi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    So Taguchi is a Japanese former outfielder. After ten seasons with the Orix BlueWave of Nippon Professional Baseball, he played eight years in Major League Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs, followed by a final two years in Japan with the Orix Buffaloes.

  7. Naoki Miyanishi

    Naoki Miyanishi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Naoki Miyanishi is a Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan's Pacific League.

  8. Takashi Ogino

    Takashi Ogino
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Takashi Ogino is a Japanese professional baseball outfielder and shortstop for the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

  9. Oniroku Dan

    Oniroku Dan
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1931-2011 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    screenwriternovelist
    Biography

    Oniroku Dan was a Japanese author who has been called, "the most celebrated writer of popular SM novels in Japan." Many of his stories have been filmed, most notably by Nikkatsu studio in their Roman Porno series. Dan had a close professional association with actress Naomi Tani throughout her career. He died May 6, 2011.

  10. Yoshihiko Miyauchi

    Yoshihiko Miyauchi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Yoshihiko Miyauchi is a Japanese businessman. He is Senior Chairman of ORIX Corp. and was a former CEO of ORIX Corp. Miyauchi served as President of the Council for Promoting Regulatory Reform in Japan. As of 2007, ORIX was Japan's largest leasing and leading diversified financial services conglomerate with assets in excess of US$69 billion and subsidiaries & associates in 24 countries worldwide.

  11. Shinsuke Suematsu

    Shinsuke Suematsu
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shinsuke Suematsu is a Japanese politician and current member of the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan. He has represented the Hyogo at-large district as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party since 2004. Before entering politics, Suematsu graduated from the School of Law and Politics, Kwansei Gakuin University in 1979 and worked for All Nippon Airways.

  12. Hiroto Goya

    Hiroto Goya
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Hiroto Goya is a Japanese football player. He currently plays for Oita Trinita in J1 League. He previously had a loan spell at fellow J2 League side Tokushima Vortis. His regular playing position is forward.

  13. Takayuki Shimizu

    Takayuki Shimizu
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politicianannouncer
    Biography

    Takayuki Shimizu is a Japanese television announcer and politician of the Initiatives from Osaka party. He is serving his first term as a member of the House of Councillors in the National Diet, representing the Hyogo at-large district.

  14. Takashi Shimizu

    Takashi Shimizu
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Takashi Shimizu is a professional baseball catcher for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Central League.

  15. Ken Naganuma

    Ken Naganuma
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1930-2008 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    association football managerassociation football player
    Biography

    Ken Naganuma was a Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team. He also managed Japan national team. He was the president of the Japan Football Association from 1994 to 1998.

  16. Jiro Yoshihara

    Jiro Yoshihara
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1905-1972 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    artistpainter
    Biography

    Jirō Yoshihara was a Japanese painter, art educator, curator, and businessman.

  17. Yoshitaka Tokunaga

    Yoshitaka Tokunaga
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Yoshitaka Tokunaga is a Japanese rugby sevens player. He competed for Japan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

  18. Kiyoshi Tanimoto

    Kiyoshi Tanimoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1909-1986 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    Methodist pastor
    Biography

    Kiyoshi Tanimoto was a Methodist minister famous for his work for the Hiroshima Maidens. He was one of the six Hiroshima survivors whose experiences of the bomb and later life are portrayed in John Hersey's book Hiroshima.

  19. Yoshihiro Seki

    Yoshihiro Seki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Kwansei Gakuin University
    In 1989 studied faculty of economics
    Occupations
    politiciancashier
    Biography

    Yoshihiro Seki is a Japanese politician serving in the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. A native of Komatsushima, Tokushima and graduate of Kwansei Gakuin University, he was elected for the first time in the 2005 general election.

  20. Junko Hiramatsu

    Junko Hiramatsu
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    figure skating judgefigure skatertechnical controller
    Biography

    Junko Hiramatsu, née: Ueno is a Japanese former competitive figure skater who is now a coach and International Skating Union (ISU) official. She is a five-time Japanese national champion and represented Japan twice at the Winter Olympics, in 1960 and 1964. She was the flag bearer for Japan at the 1960 Winter Olympics.

  21. Hiroki Ogita

    Hiroki Ogita
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Hiroki Ogita is a Japanese athlete who specialises in the pole vault. He competed in the pole vault event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. He finished 21st in the pole vault event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  22. Tiger Okoshi

    Tiger Okoshi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    university teacherjazz musiciancomposertrumpeter
    Biography

    Toru "Tiger" Okoshi is an American jazz fusion trumpeter born in Ashiya, Japan.

  23. Yasuhiro Yoshigaki

    Yasuhiro Yoshigaki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciandrummer
    Biography

    Yasuhiro Yoshigaki is a Japanese jazz drummer and percussionist. He is known as a founding member of the bands Altered States and Sights, as well as his work with composers Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.

  24. Iku Takenaka

    Iku Takenaka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1904-1982 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Iku Takenaka was a Japanese poet from Hyogo prefecture. He graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University. His best-known work is a cinepoem Rugby.

  25. Susumu Hamamura

    Susumu Hamamura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in Kwansei Gakuin University
    In 2000 studied list of public administration schools
    Occupations
    politiciansalaryman
    Biography

    Susumu Hamamura is a member of Komeito serving in the Japanese House of Representatives, a position that he has been elected to two times. He is supportive of casinos in Japan, saying that they will help the economy and "will give foreigners something to do at night".

  26. Katsuya Nakano

    Katsuya Nakano
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Katsuya Nakano is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Kyoto Sanga.

  27. Masakatsu Nishikawa

    Masakatsu Nishikawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Masakatsu Nishikawa is a Japanese rugby union player who plays as a Flanker. He currently plays for Sunwolves in Super Rugby and Suntory Sungoliath in Japan's domestic Top League.

  28. Mitsuo Kato

    Mitsuo Kato
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Mitsuo Kato is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

  29. Hara Otohiko

    Hara Otohiko
    Years
    1925-2018 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    business executivebusinessperson
    Biography

    Otohiko Hara was a Japanese corporate executive. He was formerly known as Otohiko Yabashi, whose family has the known pedigree record dating back to the Saga Genji (嵯峨源氏) and Minamoto no Tōru (源融) who is sometimes mentioned as the model for Hikaru Genji (光源氏) in important Japanese literary classic The Tale of Genji (源氏物語), a branch line of Emperor Saga. Former chief executive officer of Unitika Tsusho [:ja:] (later, Unitika Trading [:ja:]). One of the first Japanese businesspersons who led Dai Nippon Spinning Co., Ltd. (later, Unitika), one of Japan's three largest textile makers, to the first overseas expansion of Japanese corporations after World War II.

  30. Kazuaki Kimura

    Kazuaki Kimura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1946-2015 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Kazuaki Kimura was a professor and researcher of modern Japanese literature at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto. Graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University in the field of Literature, Kimura became a professor at Ritsumeikan University, then served as Vice President at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and then as President of Poole Gakuin University, Osaka. His main research was about Atsushi Nakajima, a writer at the beginning of the Shōwa period.

  31. Fujii Norikazu

    Fujii Norikazu
    Years
    1925-1992 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    table tennis player
    Biography

    Norikazu Fujii is a former Japanese international table tennis player.