Famous People From Japanese Fashion Industry

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 1 Maria Ozawa

Maria Ozawa
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, AV idol, Stripper, Actor, Glamour model, Model
Birthdate: January 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hokkaidō

Born to a Japanese mother and a French-Canadian father, Maria Ozawa was raised in Japan and began her career in adult films at age 19. Also known as Miyabi, she has worked on Japanese TV shows and has also worked as a model. She is also known as an AV Idol.

 2 Suzuka Nakamoto

Suzuka Nakamoto
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

Japanese kawaii metal sensation Suzuka Nakamoto is best known for being part of the band Babymetal. Also known as Su-metal, she entered the world of showbiz with Jewel Drop commercials and later won a kids’ audition. She has also been part of the idol girl group Sakura Gakuin.

 3 Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano
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Famous As: Actor, Guitarist, Musician, Singer, Film director, Model
Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yokohama

Japanese actor Tadanobu Satō, better known as Tadanobu Asano, had begun his acting career at 16, with the show Kimpachi Sensei, at his father’s insistence. He later gained critical acclaim with roles in films such as Maborosi and Fried Dragon Fish. He has also sung for the band Mach 1.67.

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 4 Kiko Mizuhara

Kiko Mizuhara
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: October 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Born to a Korean-Japanese mother and an American father, Kiko Mizuhara plunged into modeling after winning a Seventeen Japan contest. After winning hearts in the Japanese modeling circuit, she became a Chanel ambassador. Her designs, made in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, have been worn by artists such as Beyoncé.

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 5 Rina Sawayama

Rina Sawayama
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
Rina Sawayama is known for her unusual blends of pop with R&B, club music, nu-metal, and other genres. Born in Japan, the singer/model moved with her family to the UK at age 5. She is also a Cambridge graduate and a queer icon who identifies as pansexual and bisexual. 

 6 Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

 7 Rei Kawakubo

Rei Kawakubo
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: October 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo
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 8 Tao Okamoto

Tao Okamoto
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chiba, Japan

 9 Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki
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Famous As: Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Poet, Record producer
Birthdate: October 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fukuoka

Japanese pop icon Ayumi Hamasaki had started a TV career after moving to Tokyo at 14. She later gained fame with her dance hits and ballads. Also known for her dramatic costumes and videos, The Empress of J-pop has been rendered totally deaf in one ear, owing to a ear infection.

 10 Koyuki

Koyuki
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: December 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Koyuki is a Japanese actress and model best known for her portrayal of Hiromi Ishizaki in the 2005 film Always: Sunset on Third Street, for which she received a nomination for Best Actress at the 29th Japan Academy Film Prize in 2006. Over the course of her career, Koyuki has also won awards, such as the Nikkan Sports Film Award.

 11 Rila Fukushima

Rila Fukushima
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo

Tokyo-born Rila Fukushima initially wished to be a model agent but ended up being one of Japan’s most popular models, walking the ramp for Louis Vuitton and gracing magazines such as Vogue Japan. She later appeared in The Wolverine and the series Arrow and Gunshi Kanbei.

 12 Chiaki Kuriyama

Chiaki Kuriyama
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Seiyū, Fashion model
Birthdate: October 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tsuchiura

Though Chiaki Kuriyama gained immense fame as a child model, especially for her photos in the bestselling book Shinwa-Shojo, the book was banned for child pornography later. Now an actor-singer, too, she is known for her roles in films such as Battle Royale and Kill Bill: Volume 1.

 13 Yui Hatano

Yui Hatano
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyoto, Japan

 14 Marica Hase

Marica Hase
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Famous As: Adult Film Stars
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

 15 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Japanese cultural icon and J-pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu soared to fame with singles such as PonPonPon and Candy Candy. She now promotes everything from soft drinks to fashion and make-up. Also dubbed as the Harajuku Girl, she is also known for her love for blonde wigs.

 16 Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: April 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan

 17 Namie Amuro

Namie Amuro
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: September 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Naha, Japan

J-pop icon Namie Amuro has started her career as an adolescent, with the group Super Monkey’s. Her singing and dancing talent soon made her go solo, with hit tracks such as Body Feels EXIT. She later experimented by mingling pop and hip-hop, and also collaborated with many American artists.

 18 Riyo Mori

Riyo Mori
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shizuoka

 19 Haruka Ayase

Haruka Ayase
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima

Haruka Ayase is a Japanese actress, singer, and model. After starting out as a gravure idol, Ayase went on to become a much sought-after model, appearing in commercials for brands like KFC, Coca-Cola, and SK-II. She then went on to become a prominent actress, winning several prestigious awards for her work in film as well as Japanese TV.

 20 Yuma Asami

Yuma Asami
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Famous As: Actor, Adult Film Star, Model, Singer, AV idol, Musician, Tarento
Birthdate: March 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Takasaki

One of Japan’s most well-known adult stars, Yuma Asami had begun her career at age 18. She mostly worked with studios that specialized in soft porn. The Grand Prix award-winning actor was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Post-recovery, she ditched the adult industry and began working as a singer.

 21 Keiko Kitagawa

Keiko Kitagawa
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Fashion model, Film actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kōbe

 22 Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: October 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

 23 Yū Aoi

Yū Aoi
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Famous As: Actor, Fashion model, Model
Birthdate: August 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kasuga

 24 Kyoko Fukada

Kyoko Fukada
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Singer, Seiyū, Musician
Birthdate: November 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kita-ku

Kyoko Fukada, also known as Fukakyon, is best known for her award-winning lead role of Momoko Ryugasaki in Kamikaze Girls. She has also appeared in countless series and experimented with J-pop, too. In 2021, she went on an indefinite hiatus after being diagnosed with adjustment disorder.

 25 Hotaru Akane

Hotaru Akane
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Model, AV idol, Actor, Tarento, Lyricist, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ōsaka
Died: August 15, 2016

 26 Aoi Miyazaki

Aoi Miyazaki
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Fashion model, Child actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suginami-ku

 27 Hiro Mizushima

Hiro Mizushima
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Famous As: Actor, Writer, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: April 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo

 28 Masako Natsume

Masako Natsume
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Poet
Birthdate: December 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo
Died: September 11, 1985

Masako Natsume was a Japanese actress who achieved worldwide fame after playing Tripitaka in the popular Japanese television series Monkey. Throughout her brief career, Natsume won several awards like the Elan d'or Awards. Masako Natsume remains a household name in Japan; calendars and picture books featuring pictures of Masako Natsume are still popular today.

 29 Yōsuke Kubozuka

Yōsuke Kubozuka
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: May 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yokosuka

Yōsuke Kubozuka is a Japanese musician and actor who worked as a model for TV commercials and magazines before starting his career as an actor. He then went on to establish himself as a reggae musician. Over the years, Kubozuka has been honored with many prestigious awards like the Japan Academy Film Prize, Television Academy Award, and Kinema Junpo Award.

 30 Yuko Oshima

Yuko Oshima
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Seiyū, Child actor, Model
Birthdate: October 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mibu

Yuko Oshima is a Japanese actress and singer best known for her association with the popular idol girl group AKB48 where she captained Team K. Her contribution to the Japanese film and music industry since 1996 has earned her several prestigious awards like the Television Drama Academy Award, Japan Academy Prize, and Hochi Film Award.

 31 Hiroshi Tamaki

Hiroshi Tamaki
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Famous As: Actor, Seiyū, Singer, Model
Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nagoya

Hiroshi Tamaki is a Japanese actor, model, and singer. He is best known for his portrayal of Sato in the 2001 Japanese comedy film Waterboys. Tamaki is also known for his contribution to video games and TV shows.

 32 Haruna Kojima

Haruna Kojima
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Famous As: Japanese idol, Singer, Actor, Model
Birthdate: April 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Urawa-ku

 33 Rino Sashihara

Rino Sashihara
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Famous As: Singer, Seiyū, Actor, Tarento, Model
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ōita

Rino Sashihara is a Japanese actress, singer, and producer best known for her association with the popular idol group HKT48 where she was an important member. Sashihara was also part of AKB48's sub-group Not Yet. Over the years, Rino Sashihara has contributed immensely to several Japanese TV dramas and films. 

 34 Hiroki Narimiya

Hiroki Narimiya
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: September 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tokyo

 35 Eihi Shiina

Eihi Shiina
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Fashion model
Birthdate: February 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fukuoka

 36 Rie Miyazawa

Rie Miyazawa
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Fashion model
Birthdate: April 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nerima-ku

 37 Ryoma Takeuchi

Ryoma Takeuchi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

 38 Aki Maeda

Aki Maeda
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Child actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo City

 39 Haruka Shimazaki

Haruka Shimazaki
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Model
Birthdate: March 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture

 40 Gō Ayano

Gō Ayano
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: January 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gifu

 41 Rena Matsui

Rena Matsui
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Famous As: Singer, Seiyū, Actor, Tarento, Model
Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toyohashi

 42 Misaki Ito

Misaki Ito
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: May 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iwaki

 43 Nicole Fujita

Nicole Fujita
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milford, Auckland, New Zealand

 44 Yōko Mihara

Yōko Mihara
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Famous As: Actor, Glamour model, Model
Birthdate: January 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Morioka
Died: July 1, 2013

 45 Ai Kurosawa

Ai Kurosawa
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Famous As: AV idol, Model, Adult Film Star, Glamor model
Birthdate: December 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shiga Prefecture

 46 Mayumi Kai

Mayumi Kai
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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 47 Ai Haneda

Ai Haneda
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Actor, AV idol, Model, Glamor model
Birthdate: September 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tokyo