28 Notable alumni of
Kyushu University

Kyushu University is 355th in the world, 68th in Asia, and 30th in Japan by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 28 notable alumni from Kyushu University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with Kyushu University won Nobel Prizes in Chemistry.

  1. Hirofumi Yoshimura

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    Hirofumi Yoshimura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticiantax advisor
    Biography

    Hirofumi Yoshimura is a Japanese politician currently serving as the Governor of Osaka Prefecture. He assumed office in April 2019.

  2. Junko Tabei

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    Junko Tabei
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1939-2016 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    explorermountaineer
    Biography

    Junko Tabei was a Japanese mountaineer, author, and teacher. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest and the first woman to ascend the Seven Summits, climbing the highest peak on every continent.

  3. Tetsu Nakamura

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    Tetsu Nakamura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1946-2019 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Tetsu Nakamura, also known as Kaka Murad (کاکا مراد,Uncle Nakamura),(15 September 1946 – 4 December 2019), was a Japanese physician and honorary Afghan citizen who headed Peace Japan Medical Services (PMS), an aid group known as Peshawar-kai in Japanese.

  4. Yasushi Inoue

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    Yasushi Inoue
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1907-1991 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    writernovelistpoetscreenwriter
    Biography

    Yasushi Inoue was a Japanese writer of poetry, essays, short stories, and novels. Born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido in 1907, Inoue was raised in Shizuoka Prefecture.

  5. Guo Moruo

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    Guo Moruo
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1892-1978 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    anthropologistpoetarchaeologisthistoriantranslator
    Biography

    Guo Moruo, courtesy name Dingtang (鼎堂), was a Chinese archaeologist, historian, poet, politician, and writer.

  6. Ichiro Nakagawa

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    Ichiro Nakagawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1925-1983 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ichiro Nakagawa was a Japanese politician from Hokkaidō. He committed suicide at a hotel in Sapporo after he was defeated in the presidency election of the LDP—losing the chance to become prime minister.

  7. Koichi Wakata

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    Koichi Wakata
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    engineerastronautaircraft pilot
    Biography

    Koichi Wakata is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. Wakata is a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle missions, a Russian Soyuz mission, and a long-duration stay on the International Space Station. During a nearly two-decade career in spaceflight, he has logged more than eleven months in space. During Expedition 39, he became the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station. Wakata flew on the Soyuz TMA-11M/Expedition 38/Expedition 39 long duration spaceflight from 7 November 2013 to 13 May 2014. During this spaceflight he was accompanied by Kirobo, the first humanoid robot astronaut.

  8. Katsuto Momii

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    Katsuto Momii
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    businesspersonbadminton executive and administrator
    Biography

    Katsuto Momii is a Japanese businessman who was elected as NHK's 21st Director-General on 20 December 2013. He worked for Mitsui & Co. from 1965 until 2005. From 2005 until 2011 he worked as President and representative director of Unisys Japan.

  9. Tadatomo Yoshida

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    Tadatomo Yoshida
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tadatomo Yoshida is a Japanese politician. He was first elected in 2010 House of Councillors election. He previously served as a prefectural assembly member in Ōita Prefecture.

  10. Toshio Shimao

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    Toshio Shimao
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1917-1986 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    novelistwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Toshio Shimao was a Japanese novelist. He has been called a "writer's writer", which is used as both a compliment and criticism.

  11. Shōzaburō Jimi

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    Shōzaburō Jimi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politicianphysician
    Biography

    Shozaburo Jimi is a former Japanese politician of the now defunct People's New Party, and was a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). Jimi is a registered medical practitioner, and was a graduate of the department of medicine at Kyushu University in 1977. He was elected to the House of Councillors 2007, after serving more than 20 years in the House of Representatives of Japan for the 4th and 10th Fukuoka districts respectively. He served as the Minister of State for Financial Services and Postal Reform from 2010 to 2012.

  12. Yasuhiro Yoshiura

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    Yasuhiro Yoshiura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    designerscreenwriterfilm editorfilm producerfilm director
    Biography

    Yasuhiro Yoshiura is a Japanese writer and director of animated short films. Many of his works such as Pale Cocoon and Time of Eve have garnered awards and featured at film festivals. His production studio is called Studio Rikka.

  13. Hakaru Hashimoto

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    Hakaru Hashimoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1881-1934 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    physicianpathologistsurgeon
    Biography

    Hakaru Hashimoto was a Japanese doctor and medical scientist of the Meiji and Taishō periods. He is best known for publishing the first description of the disease that was later named Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

  14. Nurdin Abdullah

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    Nurdin Abdullah
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Kyushu University
    Graduated with agricultural science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nurdin Abdullah is an Indonesian politician and academician who is the 8th governor of South Sulawesi and regent of Bantaeng Regency between 2008 and 2018.

  15. Tomihisa Taue

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    Tomihisa Taue
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tomihisa Taue, is a Japanese politician and the current mayor of Nagasaki, the capital city of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, he first took office in 2007. He was a graduate from Kyushu University, and majored in jurisprudence.

  16. Junzo Shono

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    Junzo Shono
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1921-2009 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Junzō Shōno was a Japanese novelist. A native of Osaka, he began writing novels after World War II. He won the 1954 Akutagawa Prize for his book Purusaido Shokei (Poolside Scene). Shōno's other award-winning books include Seibutsu (Still Life), for which he won the Shinchosha literary prize, Yube no Kumo (Evening Clouds), which was awarded the 1965 Yomiuri Prize, and Eawase (Picture Cards) which took the Noma literary prize.

  17. Hsu Shih-hsien

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    Hsu Shih-hsien
    Years
    1908-1983 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hsu Shih-hsien was a Taiwanese academic and politician.

  18. Kosuke Morita

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    Kosuke Morita
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Kōsuke Morita is a Japanese experimental nuclear physicist, known as the leader of the Japanese team that discovered nihonium (element 113). He currently holds a joint appointment as a professor at Kyushu University’s Graduate School of Science and as director of the Super Heavy Element Research Group at Riken's Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science.

  19. Seiji Shinkai

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    Seiji Shinkai
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Seiji Shinkai is a Japanese chemist and professor of Kyushu University, and emeritus professor.

  20. Takashi Gojobori

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    Takashi Gojobori
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    biologistgeneticist
    Biography

    Takashi Gojobori, is a Japanese molecular biologist, Vice-Director of the National Institute of Genetics (NIG) and Distinguished Professor at Center for Information Biology and DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) in NIG, Mishima, Japan. He has also been co-appointed as the Special Research Consultant of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), as a Visiting Professor of Keio University, University of Tokyo, and Tokyo Institute of Technology and as a Visiting Research Director of RIKEN.

  21. Toshibumi Tanaka

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    Toshibumi Tanaka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1911-1982 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Toshibumi Tanaka was the first Governor of Hokkaido (1947–1959). He was a graduate of Kyushu University.

  22. Gao Zongwu

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    Gao Zongwu
    Years
    1905-1994 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gao Zongwu was a Chinese diplomat in the Republic of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He was best known for playing a key role in negotiations between China and Japan from 1937 to 1940 that initially intended to bring about a peace agreement between them, but which led to the defection of prominent statesman Wang Jingwei and the establishment of the pro-Japanese collaborationist Reorganized National Government of China. Disillusioned with the harsh terms imposed on the new Wang Jingwei regime by the Japanese, he released the full documents of the outline of the Basic Treaty that Japan demanded as the basis of its relations with the new regime, which was a major propaganda coup for Chiang Kai-shek and a blow for Wang's fledgling government that had just been exposed as just another puppet state. Gao had originally been slated to serve as the vice foreign minister of the Wang Jingwei regime before his defection back to Chiang in January 1940.

  23. Shinya Izumi

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    Shinya Izumi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shinya Izumi is a Japanese politician, who has been serving as chairman of National Public Safety Commission in Shinzō Abe's cabinet since August 2007. He is a member of Liberal Democratic Party and member of the House of Councillors in the Diet of Japan (parliament).

  24. Terufumi Sasaki

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    Terufumi Sasaki
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    Terufumi Sasaki was a surgeon at the Red Cross hospital in Hiroshima in 1945 and was personally situated 1,650 yards from the hypocenter of the Little Boy explosion. Twenty-five years old that year, out of an initial 30 interviewed, he became one of the six central biopics found in the 1946 book Hiroshima by John Hersey. He lived at his family home in Mukaihara district prior to the detonation and practiced medicine in communities with poor health care without a permit.

  25. Yoichiro Kawaguchi

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    Yoichiro Kawaguchi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    visual artist
    Biography

    Yoichiro Kawaguchi is a Japanese computer graphics artist, professor at the University of Tokyo. Kawaguchi rose to international prominence in 1982 when he presented "Growth Model" in the international conference SIGGRAPH.

  26. Richard Dietz

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    Richard Dietz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Richard Dietz is a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He was appointed by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to fill the vacant seat created by the elevation of Robert N. Hunter, Jr. to the North Carolina Supreme Court.

  27. Babak Hodjat

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    Babak Hodjat
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    computer scientistartificial intelligence researcher
    Biography

    Babak Hodjat was the co-founder and CEO of Sentient Technologies and now holds the position of Vice President of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant. He is a specialist in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  28. Shanta Dutta

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    Shanta Dutta
    Enrolled in Kyushu University
    In 2006 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    microbiologist
    Biography

    Shanta Dutta is an Indian researcher on Enteric diseases and currently the director of National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases. She has over 25 years of research experience on Enteric diseases. She has been elected as a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology & National Academy of Sciences, India