Find out more about the greatest Japanese Sportspersons, including Yoshihiro Akiyama, Miyamoto Musashi, Ichiro Suzuki, Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa
Miyamoto MusashiMiyamoto Musashi
1584 AD
Swordsman & Warrior
Robert Griffin IIIRobert Griffin III
12 February 1990
American Football Player

Kazuyoshi MiuraKazuyoshi Miura
26 February 1967
Footballer

Ichiro SuzukiIchiro Suzuki
22 October 1973
Baseball Outfielder

Shinji KagawaShinji Kagawa
17 March 1989
Footballer

Yuzuru HanyuYuzuru Hanyu
07 December 1994
Figure Skater
Shinsuke NakamuraShinsuke Nakamura
24 February 1980
Japanese Pro Wrestler & MMA

Mari OsakaMari Osaka
03 April 1996
Tennis Player

Sky BrownSky Brown
12 July 2008
Skateboarder
Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986
Footballer

Shohei OhtaniShohei Ohtani
05 July 1994
Baseball Player
Tenshin NasukawaTenshin Nasukawa
18 August 1998
Kickboxer

Kota IbushiKota Ibushi
21 May 1982
Wrestler

Hiroshi TanahashiHiroshi Tanahashi
13 November 1976
Wrestler

Yoshihiro TajiriYoshihiro Tajiri
29 September 1970
Professional Wrestler

Morihei UeshibaMorihei Ueshiba
14 December 1883
Martial Artist
Jushin Thunder LigerJushin Thunder Liger
30 November 1964
Japanese Professional Wrestler & MMA

Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka
16 October 1997
Tennis Player

Takumi MinaminoTakumi Minamino
16 January 1995
Association football player

Mark DacascosMark Dacascos
26 February 1964
Actor
Takuma SatoTakuma Sato
28 January 1977
Racecar driver

Yu DarvishYu Darvish
16 August 1986
Baseball player
Io ShiraiIo Shirai
08 May 1990
Professional Wrestler

Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
27 September 1950
Actor, Film producer, Film actor, Television

Kairi SaneKairi Sane
23 September 1988
Professional Wrestler
EvilEvil
26 January 1987
Professional wrestler

Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
29 December 1989
Tennis player
Sasaki KojirōSasaki Kojirō
1575 AD
Swordsman

Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
29 July 1975
Mixed martial artist

Kazushi SakurabaKazushi Sakuraba
14 July 1969
Mixed Martial Artist
Kenta MaedaKenta Maeda
11 April 1988
Baseball player

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Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
20 February 1943
Politician, Professional wrestler, Writer, Actor
Shinji OkazakiShinji Okazaki
16 April 1986
Association football player

Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki
07 January 1943
 

Hiroki KurodaHiroki Kuroda
10 February 1975
Baseball player

Hidetoshi NakataHidetoshi Nakata
22 January 1977
Association football player
Shunsuke NakamuraShunsuke Nakamura
24 June 1978
Association football player
Yuto NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
12 September 1986
Association football player

Masahiro TanakaMasahiro Tanaka
01 November 1988
Professional baseball player, Baseball player

Akebono TarōAkebono Tarō
08 May 1969
Wrestler

Kazuchika OkadaKazuchika Okada
08 November 1987
Wrestler
Keiichi TsuchiyaKeiichi Tsuchiya
30 January 1956
Racecar driver

Maya YoshidaMaya Yoshida
24 August 1988
Association football player

Kamui KobayashiKamui Kobayashi
13 September 1986
Racecar driver

Hideki MatsuiHideki Matsui
12 June 1974
Baseball player

Tetsuya NaitoTetsuya Naito
22 June 1982
Wrestler
Minoru SuzukiMinoru Suzuki
17 June 1968
Professional wrestler

Mas OyamaMas Oyama
27 July 1923
Karateka, Mixed martial artist
Hiroki SakaiHiroki Sakai
12 April 1990
Japanese footballer

Munenori KawasakiMunenori Kawasaki
03 June 1981
Baseball player

Kenta KobayashiKenta Kobayashi
12 March 1981
Professional wrestler, Kickboxer
Shoya TomizawaShoya Tomizawa
10 December 1990
Motorcycle racer

Sho KosugiSho Kosugi
17 June 1948
Actor, Karateka
Mitsuharu MisawaMitsuharu Misawa
18 June 1962
Wrestler

Ryo MiyaichiRyo Miyaichi
14 December 1992
Footballer

Hideo NomoHideo Nomo
31 August 1968
Baseball player

Yushin OkamiYushin Okami
21 July 1981
Mixed martial artist

Masahiko KimuraMasahiko Kimura
10 September 1917
Wrestler
Kazuki NakajimaKazuki Nakajima
11 January 1985
Racecar driver

Takuma AsanoTakuma Asano
10 November 1994
Footballer

Giant BabaGiant Baba
23 January 1938
Baseball player, Professional wrestler

Satoshi IshiiSatoshi Ishii
09 December 1986
judoka, mixed martial artist
Isao InokumaIsao Inokuma
04 February 1938
Judoka

Daisuke MatsuzakaDaisuke Matsuzaka
13 September 1980
Baseball player
Masakatsu FunakiMasakatsu Funaki
13 March 1969
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist, Actor

Taka MichinokuTaka Michinoku
26 October 1973
Professional wrestler

Gichin FunakoshiGichin Funakoshi
10 November 1868
Karateka
Sadaharu OhSadaharu Oh
20 May 1940
Baseball player

Daijiro KatoDaijiro Kato
04 July 1976
Motorcycle racer
Mao AsadaMao Asada
25 September 1990
Figure skater

Norifumi YamamotoNorifumi Yamamoto
15 March 1977
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Amateur wrestler

Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
16 April 1993
Figure skater
Shingo TakagiShingo Takagi
21 November 1982
Wrestler

Eiji KawashimaEiji Kawashima
20 March 1983
Association football player
Gaku ShibasakiGaku Shibasaki
28 May 1992
Japanese footballer

Makoto HasebeMakoto Hasebe
18 January 1984
Association football player

Misaki DoiMisaki Doi
29 April 1991
Tennis player

Bull NakanoBull Nakano
08 January 1968
Professional Golfer
Junichi InamotoJunichi Inamoto
18 September 1979
Association football player
Toru YanoToru Yano
18 May 1978
Wrestler

Yujiro TakahashiYujiro Takahashi
13 January 1981
Professional wrestler

Tomohiro IshiiTomohiro Ishii
10 December 1975
Wrestler

Hideki IrabuHideki Irabu
05 May 1969
Baseball player
Kunishige KamamotoKunishige Kamamoto
15 April 1944
Association football player, Association football

Katsuyori ShibataKatsuyori Shibata
17 November 1979
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist,

Tatsumi FujinamiTatsumi Fujinami
28 December 1953
Professional wrestler

Atsuto UchidaAtsuto Uchida
27 March 1988
Association football player

Shoichi FunakiShoichi Funaki
24 August 1968
Professional wrestler
Satoru SayamaSatoru Sayama
27 November 1957
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist

Takashi InuiTakashi Inui
02 June 1988
Association football player
Taiji IshimoriTaiji Ishimori
10 February 1983
Wrestler

Masaaki HatsumiMasaaki Hatsumi
02 December 1931
Painter
Hirooki GotoHirooki Goto
25 June 1979
Wrestler
Yoshi-HashiYoshi-Hashi
25 May 1982
Wrestler