100 Notable alumni of
Meiji University

Meiji University is 40th in the world, 6th in Asia, and 6th in Japan by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Meiji University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mone Kamishiraishi

    Mone Kamishiraishi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1998-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    actorseiyūnarratorvoice actorsinger
    Biography

    Mone Kamishiraishi is a Japanese actress and singer.

  2. Takeshi Kitano

    Takeshi Kitano
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    film directoractortelevision presentercomedianproducer
    Biography

    Takeshi Kitano is a Japanese comedian, television presenter, actor, filmmaker, and author. While he is known primarily as a comedian and TV host in his native Japan, he is better known abroad for his work as a filmmaker and actor as well as TV host. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is commonly known by the stage name Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし, Bīto Takeshi).

  3. Tomohisa Yamashita

    Tomohisa Yamashita
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    actorsingermusicianfilm actorcomposer
    Biography

    Tomohisa Yamashita, also widely known as Yamapi (山P, YamaP), or Tomo, is a singer, actor, and TV host.

  4. Keiko Kitagawa

    Keiko Kitagawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actormodelfashion modelfilm actor
    Biography

    Keiko Kitagawa is a Japanese actress and former model. She was an exclusive model for the Japanese Seventeen magazine from late 2003 to mid-2006, and quit modeling when she left the magazine. Her first acting role was Sailor Mars in the Sailor Moon live action show Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (2003-2004), and after her role in the film Mamiya Kyōdai, she left modeling to concentrate on acting. She has appeared in several films, including The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and Handsome Suit (2008), and has played leading roles in the TV Dramas Mop Girl (2007), Homeroom on the Beachside (2008), Buzzer Beat (2009), Lady Saigo no Hanzai Profile (2011), and Akumu-chan (2012).

  5. Kenjirō Tsuda

    Kenjirō Tsuda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    seiyūactor
    Biography

    Kenjiro Tsuda is a Japanese actor, voice actor, narrator, and film director. He works at ANDSTIR. Some of his roles as a voice actor: Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sadahara Inui in Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama, Kazama Chikage in Hakuoki, Ryuga in Metal Fight Beyblade, Mikoto Suoh and Gouki Zenjou in K Project, Fire Emblem in Tiger & Bunny, Hannes in Attack on Titan, Nicolas Brown in Gangsta, Doug Horbat in Juushinki Pandora, Atomic Samurai in One-Punch Man, Overhaul in My Hero Academia, Matoba Kei in Cop Craft, Lero Ro in Tower of God, Shiori Ichinose in Tokunana, Nino in ACCA, Hakuto Kunai in Maou-sama, Retry!, Akihito Narihisago/Sakaido in ID:INVADED, Tsuchigomori in Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Manji in Mugen no Juunin, Jigen/Isshiki Otsutsuki in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Joker in Fire Force, Nanami Kento in Jujutsu Kaisen, Tatsu in The Way of the Househusband, Dainsleif in Genshin Impact, The Beholder in To Your Eternity and Almond Cookie in Cookie Run: Kingdom.

  6. Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1898-1976 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    ministerforeign ministerpolitician
    Biography

    Zhou Enlai was the first Premier of the People's Republic of China serving from 1 October 1949 until his death on 8 January 1976. Zhou served under Chairman Mao Zedong and helped the Communist Party rise to power, later helping consolidate its control, form its foreign policy, and develop the Chinese economy.

  7. Yuto Nagatomo

    Yuto Nagatomo
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Yuto Nagatomo is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a full-back for Japanese club FC Tokyo and the Japan national team.

  8. Osamu Mukai

    Osamu Mukai
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Osamu Mukai is a Japanese actor. He was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Meiji University.

  9. Ren Ōsugi

    Ren Ōsugi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1951-2018 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    actorseiyū
    Biography

    Ren Osugi, born Takashi Osugi (大杉 孝, Ōsugi Takashi, September 27, 1951 in Komatsushima, Tokushima, Japan – February 21, 2018) was a Japanese actor. For his work in Cure, Hana-bi and other films, Osugi was given the Best Supporting Actor award at the 1999 Yokohama Film Festival. He often worked alongside Takeshi Kitano and Susumu Terajima. In the DVD commentary to the MPD Psycho television series, director Takashi Miike said that he admired Osugi's experience to shift quickly from comic and imbecilic to authoritative and earnest. He died of heart failure at the age of 66 on February 21, 2018.

  10. Ken Takakura

    Ken Takakura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1931-2014 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    actorsingerfilm actor
    Biography

    Ken Takakura, born Goichi Oda (小田 剛一, Oda Gōichi, February 16, 1931 – November 10, 2014), was a Japanese actor and singer who appeared in over 200 films. Affectionately referred to as "Ken-san" by audiences, he was best known for his brooding style and the stoic presence he brought to his roles. He won the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role four times, more than any other actor. Takakura additionally received the Japanese Medal of Honor with purple ribbon in 1998, the Person of Cultural Merit award in 2006, and the Order of Culture in 2013.

  11. Tōru Furuya

    Tōru Furuya
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    seiyūactorchild actor
    Biography

    Tōru Furuya is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator. As a child, he was a member of Gekidan Himawari, a children's acting troupe. He is currently employed by the talent management firm Aoni Production.

  12. Masahiko Tsugawa

    Masahiko Tsugawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1940-2018 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    film directoractorcriticchild actor
    Biography

    Masahiko Tsugawa, born Masahiko Katō (加藤 雅彦 Katō Masahiko; January 2, 1940 – August 4, 2018) was a Japanese actor and director.

  13. Jun Mizutani

    Jun Mizutani
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    table tennis player
    Biography

    Jun Mizutani is a retired Japanese table tennis player. He became the youngest Japanese national champion at the age of 17. His consecutive singles titles at the national championships from 2007 to 2011 made him the first man to win the event five times in a row.

  14. Senichi Hoshino

    Senichi Hoshino
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1947-2018 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    professional baseball playerbaseball manager
    Biography

    Senichi Hoshino was a Nippon Professional Baseball player and manager.

  15. Toshiyuki Nishida

    Toshiyuki Nishida
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    actorsingernarratorvoice actor
    Biography

    Toshiyuki Nishida is a Japanese actor.

  16. Naomi Uemura

    Naomi Uemura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1941-1984 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    explorermountaineer
    Biography

    Naomi Uemura was a Japanese adventurer who was known particularly for his solo exploits. For example, he was the first person to reach the North Pole solo, the first person to raft the Amazon solo, and the first person to climb Denali solo. He disappeared a day after his 43rd birthday while attempting to climb Denali in the winter.

  17. Yoshitaka Sakurada

    Yoshitaka Sakurada
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Yoshitaka Sakurada is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He formerly served as Minister of State for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Fourth Abe Cabinet.

  18. Asami Imai

    Asami Imai
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singerseiyūactortelevision producer
    Biography

    Asami Imai is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with Early Wing. She debuted as a voice actress in 1999 and as singer in 2009 by releasing her first single "Day by Day / Shining Blue Rain" under the 5pb. Records label. She is also well known for giving voices to Chihaya Kisaragi in THE IDOLM@STER (all related productions, except for IDOM@STER: Xenoglossia), Kurisu Makise in Steins;Gate, Tsubaki Yayoi in BlazBlue, and Ayumi Shinozaki in Corpse Party. She along with Eri Kitamura formed the music unit Artery Vein which is also under the 5pb. label.

  19. Tomiichi Murayama

    Tomiichi Murayama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1924-.. (age 98)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tomiichi Murayama is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1994 to 1996. He led the Japanese Socialist Party, and was responsible for changing its name to the Social Democratic Party of Japan in 1996. Upon becoming Prime Minister, he was Japan's first socialist leader in nearly fifty years. He is most remembered today for his speech "On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the War's end", in which he publicly apologised for Imperial Japanese atrocities committed during World War II. Of the eleven living former prime ministers of Japan, he is currently the oldest living prime minister, following the death of Yasuhiro Nakasone on 29 November 2019.

  20. Kazufumi Miyazawa

    Kazufumi Miyazawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    actorsinger-songwriterpoet
    Biography

    Kazufumi Miyazawa is the founder of the Japanese bands The Boom and Ganga Zumba. The former was noted in the 1990s for a fusion of rock, pop, and local Okinawan folk music. Miyazawa is responsible for virtually all lyrics and music for The Boom, who are best known for their 1993 hit song "Shima Uta".

  21. Koichi Hagiuda

    Koichi Hagiuda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kōichi Hagiuda is a Japanese politician serving as the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry since October 2021. Hagiuda previously served as the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary from October 2015 to August 2016, and was the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from September 2019 to October 2021.

  22. Kenshin Kawakami

    Kenshin Kawakami
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Kenshin Kawakami is a Japanese former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Chunichi Dragons and in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves.

  23. Atsushi Onita

    Atsushi Onita
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    professional wrestleractorpoliticiantarento
    Biography

    Atsushi Onita is a Japanese actor, politician, and semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his work in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW) and is credited with introducing Japan to the deathmatch style of professional wrestling.

  24. Yōsuke Matsuoka

    Yōsuke Matsuoka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1880-1946 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Yōsuke Matsuoka was a Japanese diplomat and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Empire of Japan during the early stages of World War II. He is best known for his defiant speech at the League of Nations in February 1933, ending Japan's participation in the organization. He was also one of the architects of the Tripartite Pact and the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact in the years immediately prior to the outbreak of war.

  25. Naoki Inose

    Naoki Inose
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalisthistorianuniversity teachercritic
    Biography

    Naoki Inose is a Japanese politician, journalist, historian, social critic and biographer of literary figures such as Yukio Mishima and Osamu Dazai. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Tokyo from June 2007 until becoming Acting Governor on 1 November 2012 following the resignation of Shintaro Ishihara. He was elected Governor in a historical landslide victory in December 2012, but announced his resignation on December 19, 2013, following a political funds-related scandal; his resignation was approved and became effective December 24, 2013.

  26. Wakaba Higuchi

    Wakaba Higuchi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    2001-.. (age 21)
    Occupations
    figure skater
    Biography

    Wakaba Higuchi is a Japanese figure skater. She is the 2018 World silver medalist and a five-time Japanese national medalist (bronze in 2015, silver in 2016, 2017, 2020, and 2022). On the junior level, she is a two-time World Junior bronze medalist (2015, 2016), the 2014–15 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and a two-time Japan Junior national champion (2015, 2016). She won a bronze medal in team event representing Japan at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  27. Yu Tamura

    Yu Tamura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Yu Tamura is a Japanese rugby union player. He mostly plays fly-half.

  28. Yusuke Nomura

    Yusuke Nomura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Yusuke Nomura is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

  29. Koki Niwa

    Koki Niwa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    table tennis player
    Biography

    Koki Niwa is a Japanese male table tennis player. He is the gold medalist at the 2010 Youth Olympics and he won the World Junior Table Tennis Championships in 2010 (doubles) and 2011 (singles).

  30. Naoya Ogawa

    Naoya Ogawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    judokamixed martial arts fighterprofessional wrestler
    Biography

    Naoya Ogawa is a Japanese Olympic and world champion judoka, retired professional wrestler, and mixed martial artist. He won a total of seven medals at the All-Japan Judo Championships (second only behind Yasuhiro Yamashita), and set a record of seven medals at the World Judo Championships. Ogawa won the silver medal in the +95 kg judo weight class at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

  31. Tatekawa Shinosuke

    Tatekawa Shinosuke
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    rakugokacomedian
    Biography

    Shinosuke Tatekawa is a rakugo performer. His real name is Teruo Takeuchi (竹内 照雄, Takeuchi Teruo). With his comic group, Rokunin-no-Kai (Group of Six), formed in 2003, he has helped to popularise rakugo among young Japanese people. He is also well known as a TV presenter, and has presented the primetime NHK General show Tameshite Gatten (ためしてガッテン) since it started in 1995.

  32. Katsunori Nomura

    Katsunori Nomura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Katsunori Nomura is currently a Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) coach for the Hanshin Tigers. Before coaching, he played in NPB from 1996 to 2006, primarily as a second or third-string catcher. Nomura was drafted in 1995 by the Yakult Swallows, the team managed by his father, catching-great and long-time manager Katsuya Nomura. Over the course of his playing career, his father managed him for five seasons with three different teams—two with the Swallows, two with the Hanshin Tigers and one with the Golden Eagles.

  33. Jūrō Kara

    Jūrō Kara
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    novelistwriterscreenwriterplaywrightsinger
    Biography

    Jūrō Kara is a Japanese avant-garde playwright, theatre director, author, actor, and songwriter. He was at the forefront of the Angura ("underground") theatre movement in Japan.

  34. Kan Kikuchi

    Kan Kikuchi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1888-1948 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    writerbusinesspersonnovelistplaywrightpolitician
    Biography

    Hiroshi Kikuchi, known by his pen name Kan Kikuchi (which uses the same kanji as his real name), was a Japanese author born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. He established the publishing company Bungeishunjū, the monthly magazine of the same name, the Japan Writer's Association and both the Akutagawa and Naoki Prize for popular literature. He came to prominence for the plays "Madame Pearl" and "Father Returns", but his ample support for the Imperial Japanese war effort led to his marginalization in the postwar period. He was also the head of Daiei Motion Picture Company (currently Kadokawa Pictures). He is known to have been an avid player of Mahjong.

  35. Masa Saito

    Masa Saito
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1942-2018 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    amateur wrestlerprofessional wrestler
    Biography

    Masanori Saito was a Japanese professional wrestler better known as Mr. Saito or Masa Saito (マサ斎藤), who wrestled for 33 years around the world. He had success as a singles wrestler, winning the AWA World Heavyweight Championship in 1990, and as a tag team wrestler with multiple partners in various National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) territories.

  36. Takeo Miki

    Takeo Miki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1907-1988 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Takeo Miki was a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1974 until 1976.

  37. Eijirō Tōno

    Eijirō Tōno
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1907-1994 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    actorseiyū
    Biography

    Eijirō Tōno was a Japanese actor who, in a career lasting more than 50 years, appeared in over 400 television shows, nearly 250 films and numerous stage productions. He is best known in the West for his roles in films by Akira Kurosawa, such as Seven Samurai (1954) and Yojimbo (1961), and films by Yasujirō Ozu, such as Tokyo Story (1953) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). He also appeared in Kill! by Kihachi Okamoto and Tora! Tora! Tora!, a depiction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His final film was Juzo Itami's A-ge-man (Tales of a Golden Geisha) in 1990. Tōno also starred as the title character in the long-running television jidaigeki series Mito Kōmon from 1969 to 1983. In the early years of his career he acted under the name of Katsuji Honjo (本庄克二).

  38. Kento Itohara

    Kento Itohara
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Kento Itohara is a Japanese professional baseball infielder for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

  39. Masao Koga

    Masao Koga
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1904-1978 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    composerguitaristclassical guitarist
    Biography

    Koga Masao was a Japanese composer, mandolinist, and guitarist of the Shōwa era who was dubbed "Japan's Irving Berlin" by Universal Press Syndicate. His melancholy style, based upon Nakayama Shimpei's yonanuki scale, was popularly known in Japan as "Koga melody" (古賀メロディー, Koga merodī). He was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure (Fourth Class) and the People's Honor Award for his contributions to Japanese music.

  40. Nozomi Nishida

    Nozomi Nishida
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    seiyūsinger
    Biography

    Nozomi Nishida is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Gifu Prefecture. She began her voice acting career in 2014 and played her first major role in 2016 as the character Makina Nakajima in the anime series Macross Delta. She became part of the music group Walküre, which performs songs for the Macross franchise. She is also known for her roles as Satori Tamaba in Armed Girl's Machiavellism and Tsubasa Arihara in Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine.

  41. Miki Watanabe

    Miki Watanabe
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    businesspersonpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    Miki Watanabe is a Japanese entrepreneur and politician. He founded the Watami chain of izakaya restaurants and headed the company until 2011, when he resigned to run in the 2011 Tokyo gubernatorial election. Watanabe's run for the governorship of Tokyo was inspired by Michael Bloomberg's mayorship of New York City. Watanabe came in third with 16.8%, losing to incumbent governor Shintaro Ishihara.

  42. Hidehiko Yoshida

    Hidehiko Yoshida
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    judokamixed martial arts fighter
    Biography

    Hidehiko Yoshida is a Japanese gold-medalist judoka and retired mixed martial artist. He is a longtime veteran of Japan's PRIDE Fighting Championships, competing in the Middleweight (93kg) and Heavyweight divisions. He won gold at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games at 78 kg. Yoshida also had two famous fights with MMA pioneer Royce Gracie that resulted in a no-contest and a time-limit draw.

  43. Masatoshi Koshiba

    Masatoshi Koshiba
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1926-2020 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    physicistprofessor
    Biography

    Masatoshi Koshiba was a Japanese physicist and one of the founders of neutrino astronomy. His work with the neutrino detectors Kamiokande and Super-Kamiokande was instrumental in detecting solar neutrinos, providing experimental evidence for the solar neutrino problem.

  44. Keita Sano

    Keita Sano
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Keita Sano is a Japanese professional baseball infielder for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

  45. Yōhei Sasakawa

    Yōhei Sasakawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Yōhei Sasakawa is chairman of The Nippon Foundation, the World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, and Japan's Ambassador for the Human Rights of People Affected by leprosy. His global fight against leprosy and its accompanying stigma and social discrimination is an issue to which he has remained highly committed for more than 40 years. As chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Japan's largest charitable foundation, he is seen as a pioneer in guiding public-interest activities by the private in modern Japan. Sasakawa received his degree from Meiji University’s School of Political Science and Economics. Sasakawa's father was businessman, politician, and philanthropist Ryōichi Sasakawa.

  46. Hiromi Oka

    Hiromi Oka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Hiromi Oka is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays outfielder for the Chiba Lotte Marines. Oka is known as person that he has the same name as heroine of Aim for the Ace!, Japanese animation. Oka is outfielder but he had worn No. 18, it is known as uniform number that great pitcher wear in Japanese professional baseball, from 2017 to 2018.

  47. Kenzo Suzuki

    Kenzo Suzuki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerrugby union player
    Biography

    Kenzo Suzuki is a Japanese professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his appearances with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and in the United States with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion in the latter company. He currently performs for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) under the ring name Kenso, where he is a one-time World Tag Team Champion and a one-time Gaora TV Champion.

  48. Yōsuke Natsuki

    Yōsuke Natsuki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1936-2018 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    actorracing automobile driver
    Biography

    Yosuke Natsuki was a Japanese actor. He had participated twice in the Dakar Rally as a racing driver.

  49. Yuya Yanagi

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

    Yūya Yanagi is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Chunichi Dragons.

  50. Sei Muroya

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

    Sei Muroya is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a right back for Hannover 96 in the 2. Bundesliga and for the Japanese national team.

  51. Takashi Uemoto

    Takashi Uemoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Takashi Uemoto is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays infielder for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

  52. Sohn Kee-chung

    Sohn Kee-chung
    Born in
    North Korea Flag North Korea
    Years
    1914-2002 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    marathon runnerlong-distance runnerathletics competitor
    Biography

    Sohn Kee-chung was an Olympic athlete and long-distance runner. He became the first ethnic Korean to win a medal at the Olympic Games, winning gold in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He was a Korean national, but he had to compete as a member of the Japanese delegation because Korea was under Japanese colonization at the time. Sohn set an Olympic record of 2 hours 29 minutes 19.2 seconds.

  53. Shigeru Sugishita

    Shigeru Sugishita
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1925-.. (age 97)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Shigeru Sugishita is a former Japanese professional baseball pitcher and coach. Renowned for his forkball, Sugishita dominated the Central League from 1950–1955, winning more than 30 games twice (winning at least 23 games each season), and garnering three Eiji Sawamura Awards. Sugishita usually split his time between starting games and pitching in relief. He played 11 seasons, ten of them for the Chunichi/Nagoya Dragons.

  54. Shigeru Takada

    Shigeru Takada
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Shigeru Takada is a former general manager of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, and former manager of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He was previously an outfielder for the Yomiuri Giants and won the 1968 Central League Rookie of the Year award.

  55. Kihachi Okamoto

    Kihachi Okamoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1924-2005 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Kihachi Okamoto was a Japanese film director who worked in several different genres.

  56. Yoshitaka Shindō

    Yoshitaka Shindō
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Yoshitaka Shindō is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).

  57. Shogo Hama

    Shogo Hama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Shogo Hama is a Japanese actor.

  58. Seishirō Sakamoto

    Seishirō Sakamoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Seishirō Sakamoto is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays catcher for the Hanshin Tigers.

  59. Hiroaki Shimauchi

    Hiroaki Shimauchi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Hiroaki Shimauchi is a Japanese professional baseball outfielder for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

  60. Ben Nighthorse Campbell

    Ben Nighthorse Campbell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Enrolled in Meiji University
    Studied in 1960-1964
    Occupations
    politicianjudokarancher
    Biography

    Ben Nighthorse Campbell is an American Cheyenne politician who represented Colorado's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993, and as a United States Senator from Colorado from 1993 to 2005. He serves as one of forty-four members of the Council of Chiefs of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Tribe. During his time in office, he was the only Native American serving in the U.S. Congress. As of 2022, he remains the last Native American elected to the U.S. Senate.

  61. Yusuke Torigoe

    Yusuke Torigoe
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Yusuke Torigoe, nicknamed "Usuki", is a former Nippon Professional Baseball infielder.

  62. Norio Sasaki

    Norio Sasaki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Norio Sasaki is a Japanese football coach and former player who is currently the general manager of Omiya Ardija Ventus. He is best known for leading the Japan women's national team to their first and only FIFA Women's World Cup win in 2011 over the United States on penalty kicks. He retired as head coach in March 2016 after eight years. Sasaki also coached the Japan women's U-20 national team starting in 2007.

  63. Otomo Yoshihide

    Otomo Yoshihide
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musicianguitaristmusicianperformance artist
    Biography

    Otomo Yoshihide is a Japanese composer and multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, turntables, and electronics.

  64. Morio Agata

    Morio Agata
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    actorsongwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Agata Morio is a Japanese folk rock singer-songwriter and actor. He also directed three films.

  65. Hiroshi Ohshita

    Hiroshi Ohshita
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1922-1979 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Hiroshi Ohshita, also spelled Oshita, was a Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder who began his career after World War II. Known for his trademark blue bat, he hit a record 20 home runs in a season and was home run king and leading hitter three times for the Toei Flyers. Ohshita was also a heavy hitter with the Nishitetsu Lions of the Pacific League during the 1950s.

  66. Hideo Fujimoto

    Hideo Fujimoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1918-1997 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Hideo Fujimoto was a Japanese baseball pitcher. He holds the Japanese records for lowest career ERA (1.90) and seasonal ERA (0.73), as well as best all-time winning percentage (.697). During his career, which spanned the one-league and two-league era, he played for the Tokyo Kyojin/Yomiuri Giants and the Chunichi Dragons. He was the player-manager of the Giants in 1944 and part of 1946 (the league cancelled all games in 1945 because of the Pacific War).

  67. Hiroko Suzuki

    Hiroko Suzuki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    announcerpoliticianprofessional wrestlerpromotermanager
    Biography

    Hiroko Suzuki, née Mizuno (水野, Mizuno), (born 1974) is a Japanese politician, professional wrestling valet, occasional professional wrestler and professional wrestling promoter best known in the United States for her work with World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand under the ring name Hiroko. She graduated from Meiji University, and became an announcer of Fukushima Central Television. She is married to professional wrestler Kenzo Suzuki.

  68. Ryohei Michibuchi

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

    Ryohei Michibuchi is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Serbian club Radnički Niš.

  69. Tatsumi Yoda

    Tatsumi Yoda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Tatsumi Yoda is a Japanese businessman.

  70. Kenta Uehara

    Kenta Uehara
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Kenta Uehara is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.

  71. Daisuke Ban

    Daisuke Ban
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Daisuke Ban, born Kiyonori Saito (斎藤 清憲, Saitō Kiyonori), is a Japanese actor. He was born on May 5, 1947 in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo. He is best known for his role as Jiro in Android Kikaider.

  72. Fumiaki Matsumoto

    Fumiaki Matsumoto
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Fumiaki Matsumoto is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). Matsumoto served as a vice minister for the Cabinet Office between August 2017 and January 2018. He resigned from his post after recorded in the Diet mocking the gravity of US military helicopter accidents in Okinawa.

  73. Kenoh

    Kenoh
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Daisuke Nakae is a Japanese professional wrestler and martial artist, better known by the ring name Kenoh (拳王, Ken'ō). He currently wrestles in Pro Wrestling Noah, where he is a former GHC Heavyweight Champion and current GHC National Champion.

  74. Takahiro Imanami

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

    Takahiro Imanami is a Japanese professional baseball player. He debuted in 2008. He had 11 runs.

  75. Masahiro Andoh

    Masahiro Andoh
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    composerguitaristmusician
    Biography

    Masahiro Andoh is a Japanese composer, guitarist and T-Square's leader from Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He was also one-third of Ottottrio, a supergroup led by three Japanese guitarists: himself, Hirokuni Korekata of KORENOS and Issei Noro of Casiopea.

  76. Hiroki Yamada

    Hiroki Yamada
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Hiroki Yamada is a Japanese footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Júbilo Iwata.

  77. Yuzo Kawashima

    Yuzo Kawashima
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1918-1963 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Yūzō Kawashima was a Japanese film director, most famous for making tragi-comic films and satires.

  78. Morizono Masataka

    Morizono Masataka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    table tennis player
    Biography

    Masataka Morizono is a Japanese table tennis player. With doubles partner Yuya Oshima, he won the gold medal in the men's doubles event at both the 2015 and 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, as well as winning a silver medal in men's doubles at the 2017 World Championships.

  79. Cho Man-sik

    Cho Man-sik
    Born in
    North Korea Flag North Korea
    Years
    1883-1950 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cho Man-sik was a nationalist activist in Korea's independence movement. He became involved in the power struggle that enveloped North Korea in the months following the Japanese surrender after World War II. Originally, Cho was supported by the Soviet Union for the eventual rule of North Korea. However, due to his opposition to trusteeship, Cho lost Soviet support and was forced from power by the Soviet-backed and pro Soviet communists in the north (a predecessor of the Workers' Party of Korea). Placed under house arrest in January 1946, he later disappeared into the North Korean prison system, where confirmed reports of him end. He is generally believed to have been executed soon after the start of the Korean War, possibly in October 1950.

  80. Shun Ishikawa

    Shun Ishikawa
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    professional baseball player
    Biography

    Shun Ishikawa is a Japanese former professional baseball infielder. He has played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Chunichi Dragons.

  81. Yukio Kasaya

    Yukio Kasaya
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    ski jumper
    Biography

    Yukio Kasaya is a Japanese former ski jumper. At the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo he became the first Japanese athlete to win a gold medal and the second Japanese (after Chiharu Igaya) to win any medal at the Winter Olympics. Previously he placed second at the 1970 World Championships and won the first three jumping events at the 1971/72 Four Hills Tournament. He also took part in the 1964, 1968 and 1976 Olympics and served as the Olympics flag bearer for Japan in 1976 and 1998.

  82. Yuichi Maruyama

    Yuichi Maruyama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Yuichi Maruyama is a Japanese football player.

  83. Kiyoshi Sasabe

    Kiyoshi Sasabe
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1958-2020 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Kiyoshi Sasabe was a Japanese film director.

  84. Fumiya Araki

    Fumiya Araki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Fumiya Araki is a Japanese professional baseball infielder who currently plays for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball.

  85. Noboru Akiyama

    Noboru Akiyama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1934-2000 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Noboru Akiyama was a Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher, originally from Okayama, Okayama. He played with the Taiyo Whales. He is a member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.

  86. Shun Takayama

    Shun Takayama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

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

  87. Kosuke Kanamaru

    Kosuke Kanamaru
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kosuke Kanamaru is a Japanese professional basketball player who plays for the Shimane Susanoo Magic of the B.League in Japan. He might be the B.League's best current 3-point shooter.

  88. Masaaki Akaike

    Masaaki Akaike
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Masaaki Akaike is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).

  89. Yoshizumi Ogawa

    Yoshizumi Ogawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Yoshizumi Ogawa is a Japanese retired footballer and current head coach of TIAMO Hirakata.

  90. Hirotaka Mita

    Hirotaka Mita
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Hirotaka Mita is a Japanese football player who currently plays for FC Tokyo.

  91. Itō Sachio

    Itō Sachio
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1864-1913 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    poetnovelistwritertanka poetliterary critic
    Biography

    Itō Sachio was the pen-name of Itō Kōjirō (伊藤 幸次郎), a Japanese tanka poet and novelist active during the Meiji period of Japan.

  92. Masaji Matsuyama

    Masaji Matsuyama
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Masaji Matsuyama is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature).

  93. Atsushi Kizuka

    Atsushi Kizuka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Atsushi Kizuka is a former Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher.

  94. Shinji Iwata

    Shinji Iwata
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Shinji Iwata was a professional Japanese right-handed pitcher. He played for the Chunichi Dragons.

  95. Naoki Matoba

    Naoki Matoba
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Naoki Matoba, nicknamed "Matton", is a Japanese former professional baseball catcher in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He played for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks/Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in 2000, and from 2003 to 2008 and with the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2010 and 2011.

  96. Akio Kaminaga

    Akio Kaminaga
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1936-1993 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    judoka
    Biography

    Akio Kaminaga was a Japanese judoka who won a silver medal in the open weight category at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

  97. Sachiya Yamasaki

    Sachiya Yamasaki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Sachiya Yamasaki is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Orix Buffaloes.

  98. Seiichi Shima

    Seiichi Shima
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1920-1945 (aged 25)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Seiichi Shima was a baseball player who pitched for Kaisou Central High School and Meiji University of the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League. He never got to play professionally, as he was drafted into the Imperial Japanese Army in 1945. He died during World War II, on March 29, 1945, off the coast of Indochina. He was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

  99. Tomoya Hoshi

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

    Tomoya Hoshi is a professional Japanese baseball player. He plays pitcher for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

  100. Yoshiyuki Tsuruta

    Yoshiyuki Tsuruta
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1903-1986 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Yoshiyuki Tsuruta was a Japanese swimmer. He won a gold medal in the Amsterdam Olympics and the Los Angeles Olympics.