Famous People From Japan
Find out more about the greatest Japanese Businessmen, including Shigeru Miyamoto, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Masayoshi Son, Akio Morita and Fusajiro Yamauchi.
Shigeru MiyamotoShigeru Miyamoto
16 November 1952
Video Game Designer, Artist
Masayoshi SonMasayoshi Son
11 August 1957
Founder of SoftBank

Satoru IwataSatoru Iwata
06 December 1959
Former President & CEO of Nintendo

Yusaku MaezawaYusaku Maezawa
22 November 1975
Entrepreneur

Momofuku AndoMomofuku Ando
05 March 1910
Inventor of instant noodles

Robert Charles ChienRobert Charles Chien
 
Entrepreneur, Lea Salonga’s Husband
Hiroyuki NishimuraHiroyuki Nishimura
16 November 1976
Businessperson

Soichiro HondaSoichiro Honda
17 November 1906
Businessperson

Kiichiro ToyodaKiichiro Toyoda
11 June 1894
Entrepreneur
Toshio SuzukiToshio Suzuki
19 August 1948
film producer, animator, animator

Nobu MatsuhisaNobu Matsuhisa
10 March 1949
Chefs
Akio MoritaAkio Morita
26 January 1921
Businessman

Hiroshi YamauchiHiroshi Yamauchi
07 November 1927
Business person

Rei KawakuboRei Kawakubo
11 October 1942
Fashion designer

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
22 November 1859
Entrepreneur

Ken KutaragiKen Kutaragi
02 August 1950
computer scientist, inventor, engineer,
Masaru IbukaMasaru Ibuka
11 April 1908
Businessman

Kazushige NojimaKazushige Nojima
20 January 1964
Screenwriter, Writer

Hiroshi MikitaniHiroshi Mikitani
11 March 1963
entrepreneur

Konosuke MatsushitaKōnosuke Matsushita
27 November 1894
Industrialist
Ohno TaiichiOhno Taiichi
29 February 1912
Engineer

Taikichiro MoriTaikichiro Mori
01 March 1904
Founder
Shoichiro ToyodaShoichiro Toyoda
17 February 1925
businessperson, engineer

Akihiro HinoAkihiro Hino
20 July 1968
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Joi ItoJoi Ito
19 June 1966
Activist, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist
Iwasaki YatarōIwasaki Yatarō
09 January 1835
Industrialist

Shishaku Shibusawa EiichiShishaku Shibusawa Eiichi
16 March 1840
Industrialist
Mikimoto KōkichiMikimoto Kōkichi
25 January 1858
Entrepreneur

Den FujitaDen Fujita
13 March 1926
Businessman

Shu UemuraShu Uemura
19 June 1928
Make-up artist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Sakuma ShōzanSakuma Shōzan
22 March 1811
Politician

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Norio OhgaNorio Ohga
29 January 1930
Business Executive
Ryōichi SasakawaRyōichi Sasakawa
04 May 1899
Businessman

Isao OkawaIsao Okawa
19 May 1926
Businessman

Yasuda ZenjirōYasuda Zenjirō
09 October 1838
Entrepreneur

Genichi KawakamiGenichi Kawakami
30 January 1912
Businessman
Nobuyuki IdeiNobuyuki Idei
22 November 1937
Businessman
Isao NakauchiIsao Nakauchi
02 August 1922
Businessman

Dan TakumaDan Takuma
07 September 1858
Businessman

Masaaki ShirakawaMasaaki Shirakawa
27 September 1949
Economist

Okura KihachiroOkura Kihachiro
23 October 1837
Entrepreneur
Yukio OkamotoYukio Okamoto
23 November 1945
Diplomat

Asano SōichirōAsano Sōichirō
13 April 1848
Businessman

Toshihiko FukuiToshihiko Fukui
07 September 1935
Economist

Yasuo TakeiYasuo Takei
04 January 1930
Founder

Masaru HayamiMasaru Hayami
24 March 1925
Businessman
Keizo SajiKeizo Saji
01 November 1919
Businessman

Tachikawa KeijiTachikawa Keiji
27 May 1939
Business executive
Hajime MitaraiHajime Mitarai
05 October 1938
Industrialist

Kadoya ShichirobeiKadoya Shichirobei
29 February 1610
Trader

Kohei MatsudaKohei Matsuda
28 January 1922
Businessman
Koji KobayashiKoji Kobayashi
17 February 1907
Japanese industrialist

Masaya HanaiMasaya Hanai
01 August 1912
Businessman
Minomura RizaemonMinomura Rizaemon
04 December 1821
Japanese industrialist

Naoharu YamashinaNaoharu Yamashina
1918 AD
Executive

Takashi IshiharaTakashi Ishihara
03 March 1912
Business executive