Find out more about the greatest Japanese Scientists, including Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata, Masatoshi Koshiba, Leo Esaki and Shinya Yamanaka.
Shigeru MiyamotoShigeru Miyamoto
16 November 1952
Video Game Designer, Artist
Hideki Yukawa Hideki Yukawa
23 January 1907
Physicist

Susumu TonegawaSusumu Tonegawa
06 September 1939
Immunologist, Molecular Biologist

Kenichi Fukui Kenichi Fukui
04 October 1918
Chemist

Sin'ichirō TomonagaSin-Itiro Tomonaga
31 March 1906
Physicist

Tasuku HonjoTasuku Honjo
27 January 1942
Immunologist
Shinya YamanakaShinya Yamanaka
04 September 1962
Biologist, Physician, Professor

Yukihiro MatsumotoYukihiro Matsumoto
14 April 1965
Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist,

Yoshinori OhsumiYoshinori Ohsumi
09 February 1945
Biologist
Ted FujitaTed Fujita
23 October 1920
Researcher

Shuji NakamuraShuji Nakamura
22 May 1954
Physicist, Engineer, Inventor, Professor
Eugenie ClarkEugenie Clark
04 May 1922
Ichthyologist

Yoichiro NambuYoichiro Nambu
18 January 1921
American-Japanese physicist

Leo EsakiLeo Esaki
12 March 1925
Physicist

Osamu ShimomuraOsamu Shimomura
27 August 1928
Chemist, Biochemist, Professor

Isamu AkasakiIsamu Akasaki
30 January 1929
Engineer
Ei-ichi NegishiEi-ichi Negishi
14 July 1935
Chemist

Koichi TanakaKoichi Tanaka
03 August 1959
Chemist, University teacher

Takaaki KajitaTakaaki Kajita
09 March 1959
Physicist

Satoshi ŌmuraSatoshi Ōmura
12 July 1935
Biochemist
Masatoshi KoshibaMasatoshi Koshiba
19 September 1926
Physicist, University teacher

Shigefumi MoriShigefumi Mori
23 February 1951
Mathematician, University teacher
Heisuke HironakaHeisuke Hironaka
09 April 1931
Mathematician

Yoshiki SasaiYoshiki Sasai
05 March 1962
Biologist, University teacher, Physician

Toshihide MaskawaToshihide Maskawa
07 February 1940
Physicist
Hideki ShirakawaHideki Shirakawa
20 August 1936
Japanese chemist

Seki TakakazuSeki Takakazu
1642 AD
Mathematician
Hiroshi NakajimaHiroshi Nakajima
16 May 1928
Doctor

Kaibara EkkenKaibara Ekken
17 December 1630
Philosopher

Akira FujishimaAkira Fujishima
10 March 1942
Chemist
Yuji HyakutakeYuji Hyakutake
07 July 1950
Astronomer

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Keiiti AkiKeiiti Aki
03 March 1930
Professor
Michiaki TakahashiMichiaki Takahashi
1928 AD
Virologist

Satō NobuhiroSatō Nobuhiro
18 July 1769
Scientist

Ryuzo YanagimachiRyuzo Yanagimachi
27 August 1928
Scientist

Kenichi HondaKenichi Honda
23 August 1925
Chemist
Jokichi TakamineJokichi Takamine
03 November 1854
Chemist
Takebe KenkōTakebe Kenkō
1664 AD
Mathematician

Makoto KobayashiMakoto Kobayashi
07 April 1944
theoretical physicist, physicist

Honda ToshiakiHonda Toshiaki
1744 AD
Mathematician

Ryoji NoyoriRyoji Noyori
03 September 1938
Chemist
Akira SuzukiAkira Suzuki
12 September 1930
chemist, professor

Kitasato ShibasaburoKitasato Shibasaburo
29 January 1853
Physician

Amano HiroshiAmano Hiroshi
11 September 1960
Physicist

Kiyoshi ItoKiyoshi Ito
07 September 1915
Mathematician

Koshiba MasatoshiKoshiba Masatoshi
19 September 1926
Physicist
Shiga KiyoshiShiga Kiyoshi
07 February 1871
Physician

Shirakawa HidekiShirakawa Hideki
20 August 1936
Chemist
Kodaira KunihikoKodaira Kunihiko
16 March 1915
Mathematician

Mohri MamoruMohri Mamoru
29 January 1948
Scientist

Mori ShigefumiMori Shigefumi
23 February 1951
Mathematician
Kobayashi MakotoKobayashi Makoto
07 April 1944
Physicist

Oka AsajirōOka Asajirō
1866 AD
Biologist
Tomio TadaTomio Tada
31 March 1934
Writer

Tomonaga Shin'ichirōTomonaga Shin'ichirō
31 March 1906
Physicist

Toyoichi TanakaToyoichi Tanaka
04 January 1946
Scientist