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

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
Joi ItoJoi Ito
19 June 1966
Activist, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist

Nobu MatsuhisaNobu Matsuhisa
10 March 1949
Chefs

Soichiro HondaSoichiro Honda
17 November 1906
Businessperson

Kiichiro ToyodaKiichiro Toyoda
11 June 1894
Entrepreneur
Hiroshi MikitaniHiroshi Mikitani
11 March 1963
entrepreneur

Rei KawakuboRei Kawakubo
11 October 1942
Fashion designer
Akio MoritaAkio Morita
26 January 1921
Businessperson, Engineer

Hiroshi YamauchiHiroshi Yamauchi
07 November 1927
Business person

Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
22 November 1859
Entrepreneur
Ken KutaragiKen Kutaragi
02 August 1950
computer scientist, inventor, engineer,

Masaru IbukaMasaru Ibuka
11 April 1908
Businessman
Hiroyuki NishimuraHiroyuki Nishimura
16 November 1976
Businessperson

Shoichiro ToyodaShoichiro Toyoda
17 February 1925
businessperson, engineer

Iwasaki YatarōIwasaki Yatarō
09 January 1835
Industrialist
Shu UemuraShu Uemura
19 June 1928
Make-up artist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Mikimoto KōkichiMikimoto Kōkichi
25 January 1858
Entrepreneur
Kazushige NojimaKazushige Nojima
20 January 1964
Screenwriter, Writer

Akihiro HinoAkihiro Hino
20 July 1968
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Konosuke MatsushitaKonosuke Matsushita
27 November 1894
 

Toshio SuzukiToshio Suzuki
19 August 1948
film producer, animator, animator
Ohno TaiichiOhno Taiichi
29 February 1912
Engineer