Famous Japanese Inventors & Discoverers

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Masamune
(Swordsmith)
Masamune
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Birthdate: 1264 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1343 AD
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Momofuku Ando
(Inventor)
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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Shuji Nakamura
(Electronic engineer and prolific inventor specializing in the field of semiconductor technology)
Shuji Nakamura
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Birthdate: May 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ikata, Ehime, Japan
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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
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Mikimoto Kōkichi
(The Pioneer of the Cultured Pearl Industry and 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
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Izumo no Okuni
(Inventor)
Izumo no Okuni
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Birthdate: 1572 AD
Birthplace: Izumo Province, Japan
Died: November 30, 1613
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Amano Hiroshi
(Physicist)
Amano Hiroshi
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Birthdate: September 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
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Jokichi Takamine
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Birthdate: November 3, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Takaoka, Toyama, Japan
Died: July 22, 1922
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Shiga Kiyoshi
(Physician)
Shiga Kiyoshi
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Birthdate: February 7, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miyagi, Japan
Died: January 25, 1957