Famous Japanese - Japanese Celebrities

Resilient, hardworking, honest, intelligent, orderly… The list could go on and on if we were to describe the people of Japan! Japan is a country entirely consisting of islands—in facts thousands of them—located in the Pacific Ocean. Japan’s contributions to the world in terms of culture, science and technology, religion and philosophy, fine arts, and literature has been immense. Japan is also a highly developed country and plays a major role in the world economy. The Japanese with their quiet dignity, honesty, and principles are no doubt one of the most respected people in the world. Living in a nation that often finds itself at mercy of natural forces and is prone to earthquakes and tsunamis has made the Japanese very resilient and brave. No matter how grave a situation they face, they manage it with a stoic dignity.

Find out more about the greatest Japanese people, including Yoko Ono, Hirohito, Shinsuke Nakamura, Hayao Miyazaki and Akihito.

The Most Famous Japanese

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Kiko MizuharaOctober 15, 1990Japanese, AmericanKiko Mizuhara (Audrie Kiko Daniel) is an American-Japanese actress, model, and designer
Pat MoritaJune 28, 1932AmericanPat Morita, born as Noriyuki Morita, was an American actor and comedian
Akira ToriyamaApril 5, 1955JapaneseAkira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist
Mutsuhiro WatanabeJanuary 18, 1918JapaneseMutsuhiro Watanabe was an Imperial Japanese Army corporal in the Second World War
Masaki SudaFebruary 21, 1993JapaneseMasaki Suda is a popular Japanese actor and musician
Kazuyoshi MiuraFebruary 26, 1967JapaneseKazuyoshi Miura is a Japanese footballer
KoyukiDecember 18, 1976JapaneseKoyuki is a Japanese model and actress
Erika SawajiriApril 8, 1986JapaneseErika Sawajiri is a popular Japanese actress, singer and model
Ken WatanabeOctober 21, 1959JapaneseKen Watanabe is a Japanese actor, popular for playing tragic hero roles
Hiroyuki SanadaOctober 12, 1960JapaneseHiroyuki Sanada, born as Hiroyuki Shimosawa, is a famous Japanese actor

Yoshiro Mori

Yoshiro Mori is a former Prime minister of Japan

JapaneseJuly 14, 1937126 views

Hiroo Onoda

Hiroo Onoda was an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer

JapaneseMarch 19, 1922300 views

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer and producer

JapaneseNovember 16, 1952161 views

Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki is an accomplished Japanese professional baseball outfielder

JapaneseOctober 22, 1973154 views

Oda Nobunaga

Oda Nobunaga was one of the most controversial and powerful ‘Daimyos’ (feudal lords) of Japan who ruled in the late 16th century

JapaneseJune 23, 1534144 views

Sin-Itiro Tomonaga

Sin'ichirō Tomonaga was a Japanese physicist who received the ‘Nobel Prize in Physics’ in 1965

JapaneseMarch 31, 1906121 views

Kenichi Fukui

Kenichi Fukui was a Japanese theoretical chemist

JapaneseOctober 4, 1918195 views

Susumu Tonegawa

Susumu Tonegawa is a Japanese molecular biologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987

Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son is a Japanese entrepreneur who founded SoftBank, a multinational telecommunications corporation

JapaneseAugust 11, 1957105 views

Hideki Yukawa

Hideki Yukawa was a renowned Japanese theoretical physicist and the first Japanese to be awarded the Nobel Prize

JapaneseJanuary 23, 190786 views