Famous Japanese Businessmen

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Find out more about the greatest Japanese Businessmen, including Shigeru Miyamoto, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Masayoshi Son, Akio Morita and Fusajiro Yamauchi.
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Shigeru Miyamoto
(Video Game Designer, Artist)
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Birthdate: November 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sonobe
Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto is the man behind games such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. He has been the general manager and senior MD at Nintendo and now serves as its representative director and creative fellow. He avoids appearing on TV or giving autographs.
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Satoru Iwata
(Former President & CEO of Nintendo)
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Birthdate: December 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sapporo
Died: July 11, 2015
Former Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata had started developing games while in school. He was the first Nintendo president not related to the Yamauchi family and revolutionized the gaming industry by focusing on a blue ocean strategy and introducing products such as the DS dual-screen console and targeting non-gamers.
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Carlos Ghosn
(Former Chairman and CEO of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance)
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Birthdate: March 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil

Carlos Ghosn is a French–Lebanese–Brazilian businessman who served as the CEO of Michelin North America. He also served as the chairman and CEO of Nissan and Renault. In 1999, he saved Nissan from near bankruptcy and turned around its fortune. In 2018, he was arrested in Japan for misusing Nissan's assets. He dramatically escaped from the custody is currently an internationally wanted fugitive.

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Masayoshi Son
(Founder, Chairman and CEO of Japanese Holding Company 'SoftBank')
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Birthdate: August 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tosu, Saga, Japan

Masayoshi Son is a Japanese technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor. He is credited with founding SoftBank, a popular Japanese holding company, for which he also serves as the chief executive officer. One of the richest men in Japan, Son has pledged to donate $120 million to support the victims affected by the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku.

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Yusaku Maezawa
(Entrepreneur)
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Birthdate: November 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture

Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese art collector and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding Japan's largest online fashion store, Zozotown. He is also credited with founding Contemporary Art Foundation, which aims at supporting young artists. Yusaku Maezawa is one of the richest men in Japan.

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Nobu Matsuhisa
(Japanese Restaurateur and Celebrity Chef)
Nobu Matsuhisa
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Birthdate: March 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan

Nobu Matsuhisa is a Japanese restaurateur and celebrity chef best known for his fusion cuisine; he often blends Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients, creating a new style of cuisine. Matsuhisa owns restaurants in several countries and has also authored many cookbooks.

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Soichiro Honda
(Japanese Industrialist, Engineer and Founder of the Renowned Automobile Manufacturer, 'Honda Motor Co., Ltd')
Soichiro Honda
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Birthdate: November 17, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: August 5, 1991

Soichiro Honda was a Japanese industrialist and engineer. He is credited with establishing the world-renowned automobile manufacturer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. He is also credited with overseeing the company's growth from a wooden shack manufacturing unit to a multinational conglomerate manufacturer of motorcycle and automobile. Soichiro Honda was made an inductee of the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Momofuku Ando
(Inventor of Instant Noodles and the Creator of the Brands 'Top Ramen' and 'Cup Noodles')
Momofuku Ando
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Birthdate: March 5, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Puzi City, Taiwan
Died: January 5, 2007

Momofuku Ando was a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman and inventor. He is credited with founding the popular Japanese food company, Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. Credited with creating brands like Cup Noodles and Top Ramen, Momofuku Ando is widely regarded as the inventor of instant noodles. During his lifetime, Ando was honored with medals, such as the Order of the Rising Sun.

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Tadashi Yanai
(Founder and President of 'Fast Retailing')
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Birthdate: February 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan

Tadashi Yanai is a Japanese businessman best known as the founder of Fast Retailing, Uniqlo's parent company. Yanai also serves as the president of Fast Retailing. One of the wealthiest businessmen in the world, Tadashi Yanai was also included in Bloomberg Markets Magazine's 50 Most Influential People list in 2012. Yanai is also known for his philanthropic efforts.

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Fusajiro Yamauchi
(Japanese Entrepreneur Best Remembered as the Founder of 'Nintendo')
Fusajiro Yamauchi
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Birthdate: November 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: January 1, 1940

Fusajiro Yamauchi was a Japanese entrepreneur best remembered for founding Nintendo. He also served as the first president of the company. Yamauchi started the company as a hanafuda card-making unit. Nintendo Koppai cards were the only exception in a time when the Japanese government had banned other playing cards due to their association with gambling.  

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Hiroyuki Nishimura
(Japanese Internet Entrepreneur & Founder of the Internet Forum, '2channel')
Hiroyuki Nishimura
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Birthdate: November 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sagamihara

Hiroyuki Nishimura is a Japanese internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder of 2channel, the most accessed Japanese internet forum. In 2015, Nishimura bought 4chan from Christopher Poole and currently serves as the administrator of 4chan.

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Kiichiro Toyoda
(Japanese Businessman and Founder of 'Toyota Motor Corporation')
Kiichiro Toyoda
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Birthdate: June 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Japan
Died: March 27, 1952

Kiichiro Toyoda was a Japanese businessman and the creator of Toyota Motor Corporation. The son of Sakichi Toyoda, who founded Toyoda Loom Works, Kiichiro Toyoda is credited with changing the focus of his father's company from loom manufacture to an automobile manufacturing unit. Kiichiro Toyoda is also credited with overseeing Toyota's growth in its initial years.

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Hiroshi Yamauchi
(Japanese Businessman and President of 'Nintendo')
Hiroshi Yamauchi
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Birthdate: November 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyōto, Japan
Died: September 19, 2013

Hiroshi Yamauchi was a Japanese businessman best remembered for his service as the president of the popular multinational video game company, Nintendo. Yamauchi joined the company in 1949 and stepped down as the president on 24 May 2002. Hiroshi Yamauchi is credited with transforming Nintendo from a card-making company to a multibillion-dollar global conglomerate.

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Masaru Ibuka
(Japanese Industrialist & Co-Founder of 'Sony')
Masaru Ibuka
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Birthdate: April 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nikkō City, Japan
Died: December 19, 1997

Masaru Ibuka was a Japanese industrialist best remembered for co-founding Sony Group Corporation along with Akio Morita. From 1950 to 1971, Ibuka served as the company's president. When he retired in 1976, Morita was named chairman of Sony. Ibuka was the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the IEEE Founders Medal and the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon.

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Hiroshi Mikitani
(Japanese Businessman & Founder of 'Rakuten')
Hiroshi Mikitani
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Birthdate: March 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kobe

Hiroshi Mikitani is a Japanese writer and businessman. He is best known as the founder of the popular online retailing and electronic commerce company, Rakuten Group, Inc., where he also serves as the CEO. Hiroshi Mikitani also serves as the president of Crimson Group.

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Akio Morita
(Japanese Businessman & Co-Founder of 'Sony')
Akio Morita
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Birthdate: January 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Died: October 3, 1999

Akio Morita was a Japanese businessman best remembered as the co-founder of Sony Group Corporation along with Masaru Ibuka. He also served as the president of Sony from 1971 and later served as its chairman. Akio Morita was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Albert Medal.

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Toshio Suzuki
(Japanese Film Producer & Co-Founder of 'Studio Ghibli' Animation Studio)
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Birthdate: August 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nagoya

Toshio Suzuki is a Japanese film producer best known for producing anime. He is also credited with co-founding an animation film studio named Studio Ghibli, where he also served as the president. The enormous box office success of many Ghibli films has established Toshio Suzuki as one of the most successful producers in Japan.

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Joi Ito
(Activist, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist)
Joi Ito
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Birthdate: June 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyoto

Joi Ito is a Japanese venture capitalist and entrepreneur best known for his association with Internet and technology companies. He is credited with founding several companies like Infoseek Japan, Digital Garage, and PSINet Japan. Over the years, Joi Ito has been honored with several prestigious awards like the Golden Plate Award and the IRI Medal. 

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Ken Kutaragi
(Japanese Businessman, Engineering Technologist and Developer of 'PlayStation')
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Birthdate: August 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo

Ken Kutaragi is a Japanese businessman and engineering technologist. He is best known as the former CEO and chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIEI). He is currently serving as the CEO and president of Cyber AI Entertainment. Nicknamed the Father of the PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi is credited with overseeing the development of PlayStation and its successors and spinoffs.

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Taiichi Ohno
(Japanese Industrial Engineer and Businessman)
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Birthdate: February 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dalian, China
Died: May 28, 1990

Japanese businessman and industrial engineer Ohno Taiichi is remembered for his efforts toward the reduction of muda, or waste, and the implementation of the kanban, or just-in-time system in Toyota. His popular books on manufacturing include Toyota Production System and Just-in-Time for Today and Tomorrow.

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Kazushige Nojima
(Japanese Video Game Writer)
Kazushige Nojima
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Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sapporo

Kazushige Nojima is a Japanese video game writer best known for writing some of the installments of the Final Fantasy franchise, such as Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy X. Kazushige Nojima is also credited with founding a freelance scenario company called Stellavista Ltd.

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Kōnosuke Matsushita
(Founder of the Japan's Leading Consumer Electronics Company 'Panasonic')
Kōnosuke Matsushita
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Birthdate: November 27, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wakayama, Japan
Died: April 27, 1989

Widely known as the God of Management in Japan, Kōnosuke Matsushita began his career as an errand boy and gradually set up his own consumer electric appliances manufacturing company, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. He later founded the brand Panasonic. He had also penned several books on management.

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Shoichiro Toyoda
(Former Chairman of 'Toyota Motor Corporation')
Shoichiro Toyoda
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Birthdate: February 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Shoichiro Toyoda is a Japanese former business executive best known for his service as the chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation. He is also known for working as the chairman of Japan Business Federation. Shoichiro Toyoda is credited with approving the development of Toyota's Prius hybrid and the Lexus brand.

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Iwasaki Yatarō
(The Founder of 'Mitsubishi' Multinational Company)
Iwasaki Yatarō
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Birthdate: January 9, 1835
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tosa, Japan
Died: February 7, 1885

Born into a samurai noble family of Japan, industrialist Iwasaki Yatarō started his career working for the Yamauchi clan. He later joined a shipping company and later transformed it into Mitsubishi, which formed strong ties with the Japanese government and prospered, branching out to other industrial ventures.

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Mikimoto Kōkichi
(The Founder of the 'Mikimoto Pearl Company')
Mikimoto Kōkichi
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Birthdate: January 25, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toba, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Died: September 21, 1954

Japanese pearl farmer and entrepreneur Mikimoto Kōkichi pioneered the cultured pearl industry. He later monopolized the industry, organizing exhibitions and launching sales offices worldwide. A crown manufactured by the Mikimoto Pearl Company was later used by Ms. Universe winners, while the company also designed for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants.

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Shu Uemura
(Founder of the Cosmetics Line Which Bears His Name)
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Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 29, 2007

Make-up artist and entrepreneur Shu Uemura was once Hollywood’s most sought-after artist and soared to fame after transforming actor Shirley MacLaine into a geisha. He later launched the Shu Uemura brand of cosmetics and make-up school. He later sold the controlling rights of his brand to L'Oréal.

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Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi
(Japanese Industrialist Who Spearheaded the Introduction of Western Capitalism to Japan)
Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi
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Birthdate: March 16, 1840
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Musashi, Japan
Died: November 11, 1931

Industrialist Shishaku Shibusawa Eiichi is remembered as one of the pioneers of capitalism in Japan. Born into a peasant family, he grew up to become a government official and brought about major reforms in the Meiji period. He founded the First National Bank and also invested in industries such as paper and mining.

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Akihiro Hino
(The Founder and CEO of Video Games Developing Company 'Level-5')
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Birthdate: July 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ōmuta

The founder of Level-5, video game designer Akihiro Hino began his career as a programmer and later designed popular games such as the Dark Cloud series and the Professor Layton series. He has designed for major console brands such as PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable.

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Shin Kyuk-ho
(South Korean Entrepreneur and Founder of 'Lotte Corporation')
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Birthdate: October 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
Died: January 19, 2020

The founder of Korean candy giant Lotte, Shin Kyuk-ho started as a chewing gum maker but later expanded the Lotte Group to include industries such as hotels, fast food outlets, and department stores, and even 2 baseball teams. One of South Korea’s richest people, he was also convicted of embezzlement later.

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Taikichiro Mori
(The Founder of 'Mori Building Company' and Richest Man in the World During 1991-92)
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Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 30, 1993

Initially an economics professor, Taikichiro Mori later became a billionaire real-estate developer. After quitting academics, he built a real-estate empire in Tokyo, named the Mori Building Company. He surpassed Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world, with a fortune worth $16 billion, in 1992.

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Den Fujita
(Japanese Entrepreneur Who Launched the First McDonald's Franchise in Japan)
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Birthdate: March 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Osaka,Osaka, Japan
Died: April 21, 2004

Den Fujita set up the first McDonald's franchise in Japan and was hugely successful owing to its signature dish, the Japanese-styled Teriyaki McBurger. He also headed companies such as Toys 'R' Us and Softbank, and penned several books on business strategy, too, including the bestseller The Jewish Way of Doing Business.

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Norio Ohga
(Former President and Chairman of 'Sony Corporation' Who Developed the CD as an Audio Format)
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Birthdate: January 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died: April 23, 2011

Former president and chairman of the Japanese technology conglomerate Sony Corporation, Norio Ohga was also the man who launched the CD. Initially an opera singer, he complained about the quality of the tape recorders of Tokyo Tsushin, which was later renamed Sony, and was soon hired by its owners.

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Shin Dong-bin
(Korean-Japanese Businessman & CEO of 'Lotte Corporation')
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Birthdate: February 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Shin Dong-bin is a Korean-Japanese businessman best known as the CEO of Lotte Corporation, which was founded by his father Shin Kyuk-ho. After a long legal battle with his brother Shin Dong-ju, Shin Dong-bin gained control over the company. He also serves as the Chairman of Lotte Korea and CEO of the Chiba Lotte Marines baseball team. 

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Nobuyuki Idei
(Former CEO and Chairman of 'Sony Corporation')
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Birthdate: November 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Japan

Former chairman and chief executive of Sony, Nobuyuki Idei also served on the board of companies such as General Motors, Accenture, and Nestlé. He switched Sony’s focus from stand-alone electronic devices to interconnected devices that used the internet or could be connected to mobile phones. He later helmed a management consultancy.

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Isao Okawa
(Japanese Businessman, Former Chairman of 'Sega Enterprises' and Founder of 'CSK Holdings')
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Birthdate: May 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Died: March 16, 2001
 36 
Genichi Kawakami
(Former President of 'Yamaha Corporation')
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Birthdate: January 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamakita, Japan
Died: May 25, 2002

Genichi Kawakami was the first son of Kaichi Kawakami, former president of his family company, Nippon Gakki, which later became Yamaha. Genichi later headed Yamaha as its president and diversified its product range, including not just musical instruments, but motor cycles, auto parts, and sewing machines, too.

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Masaaki Shirakawa
(The 30th Governor of the Bank of Japan (2008 - 2013))
Masaaki Shirakawa
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Birthdate: September 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan
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Z.Y. Fu
(Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Known for Establishing the ‘Sansaio Trading Corporation’ of Japan)
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Birthdate: 1919 AD
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: August 26, 2011
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Koki Ando
(President and CEO of Japanese Food Company ‘Nissin Foods Holdings Co. Ltd’.)
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Birthdate: October 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ikeda, Osaka, Japan
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Seiji Yamamoto
(Japanese Chef Known for His Seven Michelin-Star Rated Tokyo Restaurant 'Nihonryori RyuGin')
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Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Kagawa, Japan

Japanese celebrity chef Seiji Yamamoto is best known for his Michelin-star Tokyo restaurant Nihonryori RyuGin, which is considered one of the world’s 50 best restaurants. Considered a pioneer of avant-garde Japanese cuisine, he is known for his own version of the hamo eel soup, his signature dish.

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Yasuda Zenjirō
(Japanese Entrepreneur Who Established the Banking and Financial Conglomerate 'Yasuda Zaibatsu')
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Birthdate: October 9, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toyama, Japan
Died: September 28, 1921

The founder of the Japanese financial conglomerate Yasuda zaibatsu, Yasuda Zenjirō was born into a poor samurai family and ran away from home in his early days to start his exchange brokerage in Tokyo. He set up a banking empire in the Meiji era and branched out to shipping, railways, and other industries.

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Dan Takuma
(Former Director-General of 'Mitsui Group' Who was Assassinated by Right-Wing Nationalist Gorō Hishinuma)
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Birthdate: September 7, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Died: March 5, 1932

Japanese business tycoon Dan Takuma served as the director-general of the Mitsui conglomerate. An MIT alumnus, he was later also instrumental in improving economic ties between Japan and the US and other Western powers. He was eventually assassinated by right-wing nationalist Gorō Hishinuma for undervaluing Japan in favor of Britain.

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Delfo Zorzi
(Italian-Born Japanese Fashion Entrepreneur Accused of Tax Evasion)
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Birthdate: July 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arzignano, Italy

Italian-born entrepreneur Delfo Zorzi was fascinated by Asian languages and studied the same, before moving to Japan. He later changed his name to Roi Hagen and headed several luxury fashion stores. He was accused of dealing in fur using a fake name and was also named in the Pandora Papers for tax evasion.

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Okura Kihachiro
(Founder of ‘Ōkura-gumi’ and ‘Ōkura Shōgyō Gakkō’, Predecessors of 'Taisei Corporation' and ‘Tokyo University of Economics’)
Okura Kihachiro
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Birthdate: October 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shibata, Niigata, Japan
Died: April 5, 1928
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Yoshiaki Murakami
(Japanese Investor)
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Birthdate: August 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan

Yoshiaki Murakami is a Japanese investor and former bureaucrat of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). He is credited with founding the Murakami Family Foundation and co-founding the Murakami Fund.

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Asano Sōichirō
(Japanese Businessman and Founder of 'Sapporo Breweries', 'Oki Electric Industry' and 'JFE Group')
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Birthdate: April 13, 1848
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Etchu Province, Japan
Died: November 9, 1930

Starting his career as a coal merchant, Japanese entrepreneur Asano Sōichirō later came to be known as the cement king for founding Asano Cement. His conglomerate diversified into industries such as beer brewing, construction, mining, shipping, and communications technology. He is also known as the father of Keihin industrial area.

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Yukio Okamoto
(Japanese Diplomat Who Oversaw American and Japanese Relations Throughout the 1980s)
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Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
Died: April 24, 2020

Yukio Okamoto was a Japanese diplomatic analyst, diplomat, and supporter of strong political and economic Japan–United States relations. He is best remembered for overseeing the American and Japanese diplomatic relations throughout the 1980s. Yukio Okamoto is also remembered for serving as a diplomatic advisor to several prime ministers, including Junichiro Koizumi and Ryutaro Hashimoto.

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Batara Eto
(Japanese Businessman & Co-Founder of Japanese Social Networking Site 'Mixi')
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Birthdate: July 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Medan, Indonesia

Batara Eto is a Japanese businessman best known as the co-founder of a Japanese social networking site called mixi. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer of mixi. Batara Eto is also credited with co-founding a venture capital firm called East Ventures.

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Toshihiko Fukui
(Japanese Economist and 29th Governor of the Bank of Japan (2003 - 2008))
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Birthdate: September 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Toshihiko Fukui is a Japanese central banker and economist. He is best known for his service as the Governor of the Bank of Japan from 20 March 2003 to 19 March 2008. A respected banker, Toshihiko Fukui also served as the director of the Bank for International Settlements.   

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Isao Nakauchi
(Founder of 'Daiei' Supermarket Chain)
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Birthdate: August 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denpo-cho, Japan
Died: September 19, 2005

Isao Nakauchi was a Japanese businessman who is credited with founding Daiei, one of Japan's largest supermarket chains. Nakauchi is also credited with founding the University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences, which is situated in Kobe, the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture.