Find out more about the greatest Japanese Sportspersons, including Yoshihiro Akiyama, Miyamoto Musashi, Ichiro Suzuki, Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa
Robert Griffin IIIRobert Griffin III
12 February 1990
American Football Player
Yuzuru HanyuYuzuru Hanyu
07 December 1994
Figure Skater

Miyamoto MusashiMiyamoto Musashi
1584 AD
Swordsman & Warrior

Shohei OhtaniShohei Ohtani
05 July 1994
Baseball Player

Ichiro SuzukiIchiro Suzuki
22 October 1973
Baseball Outfielder

Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986
Footballer
Shinji KagawaShinji Kagawa
17 March 1989
Footballer

Shinsuke NakamuraShinsuke Nakamura
24 February 1980
Japanese Pro Wrestler & MMA

Kota IbushiKota Ibushi
21 May 1982
Wrestler

Tenshin NasukawaTenshin Nasukawa
18 August 1998
Kickboxer
Hiroshi TanahashiHiroshi Tanahashi
13 November 1976
Wrestler

Kazuyoshi MiuraKazuyoshi Miura
26 February 1967
Footballer
Yoshihiro TajiriYoshihiro Tajiri
29 September 1970
Professional Wrestler

Morihei UeshibaMorihei Ueshiba
14 December 1883
Martial Artist

Mari OsakaMari Osaka
03 April 1996
Tennis Player
Jushin Thunder LigerJushin Thunder Liger
30 November 1964
Japanese Professional Wrestler & MMA

Sky BrownSky Brown
12 July 2008
Skateboarder
Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka
16 October 1997
Tennis Player

Takumi MinaminoTakumi Minamino
16 January 1995
Association football player

Mark DacascosMark Dacascos
26 February 1964
Actor
Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
07 October 1988
Rugby union player

Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
27 September 1950
Actor, Film producer, Film actor, Television
Shizo KanakuriShizo Kanakuri
20 August 1891
Marathon runner, Athletics competitor

Kazushi SakurabaKazushi Sakuraba
14 July 1969
Mixed Martial Artist

Shinji OkazakiShinji Okazaki
16 April 1986
Association football player

Masahiro TanakaMasahiro Tanaka
01 November 1988
Professional baseball player, Baseball player
Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
20 February 1943
Politician, Professional wrestler, Writer, Actor
Kazuchika OkadaKazuchika Okada
08 November 1987
Wrestler

Hidetoshi NakataHidetoshi Nakata
22 January 1977
Association football player

Yu DarvishYu Darvish
16 August 1986
Baseball player

Shunsuke NakamuraShunsuke Nakamura
24 June 1978
Association football player
Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki
07 January 1943
 

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Takuma AsanoTakuma Asano
10 November 1994
Footballer

Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
29 July 1975
Mixed martial artist, Judoka

Keiichi TsuchiyaKeiichi Tsuchiya
30 January 1956
Racecar driver

Maya YoshidaMaya Yoshida
24 August 1988
Association football player
Hideki MatsuiHideki Matsui
12 June 1974
baseball player

Yuto NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
12 September 1986
Association football player
Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
29 December 1989
Tennis player

Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
16 April 1993
Figure skater

Kenta KobayashiKenta Kobayashi
12 March 1981
Professional wrestler, Kickboxer
Takuma SatoTakuma Sato
28 January 1977
Racecar driver

Mas OyamaMas Oyama
27 July 1923
Karateka, Mixed martial artist
Gaku ShibasakiGaku Shibasaki
28 May 1992
Japanese footballer

Satoshi IshiiSatoshi Ishii
09 December 1986
judoka, mixed martial artist

Sho KosugiSho Kosugi
17 June 1948
Actor, Karateka

Kamui KobayashiKamui Kobayashi
13 September 1986
Racecar driver

Kenta MaedaKenta Maeda
11 April 1988
Baseball player
Yushin OkamiYushin Okami
21 July 1981
Mixed martial artist

Masakatsu FunakiMasakatsu Funaki
13 March 1969
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist, Actor

Mao AsadaMao Asada
25 September 1990
Figure skater

Masahiko KimuraMasahiko Kimura
10 September 1917
Wrestler
Gichin FunakoshiGichin Funakoshi
10 November 1868
Karateka

Fumiaki TanakaFumiaki Tanaka
03 January 1985
Rugby union player
Hideo NomoHideo Nomo
31 August 1968
Baseball player

Makoto HasebeMakoto Hasebe
18 January 1984
Association football player

Sadaharu OhSadaharu Oh
20 May 1940
Baseball player
Ryo MiyaichiRyo Miyaichi
14 December 1992
Footballer

Giant BabaGiant Baba
23 January 1938
Baseball player, Professional wrestler
Hiroki SakaiHiroki Sakai
12 April 1990
Japanese footballer

Daisuke MatsuzakaDaisuke Matsuzaka
13 September 1980
Baseball player

Tatsumi FujinamiTatsumi Fujinami
28 December 1953
Professional wrestler
Isao InokumaIsao Inokuma
04 February 1938
Judoka

Kōhei UchimuraKōhei Uchimura
03 January 1989
Artistic gymnast
Daisuke OhataDaisuke Ohata
11 November 1975
Rugby union player

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

Shoichi FunakiShoichi Funaki
24 August 1968
Professional wrestler

Nozomi OkuharaNozomi Okuhara
13 March 1995
badminton player
Takashi InuiTakashi Inui
02 June 1988
Association football player
Hideki IrabuHideki Irabu
05 May 1969
Baseball player

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

Satoru SayamaSatoru Sayama
27 November 1957
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist

Eiji KawashimaEiji Kawashima
20 March 1983
Association football player
Yujiro TakahashiYujiro Takahashi
13 January 1981
Professional wrestler

Kunishige KamamotoKunishige Kamamoto
15 April 1944
Association football player, Association football

Akane YamaguchiAkane Yamaguchi
06 June 1997
badminton player

Daijiro KatoDaijiro Kato
04 July 1976
Motorcycle racer

Masaaki HatsumiMasaaki Hatsumi
02 December 1931
Painter
Yuta TabuseYuta Tabuse
05 October 1980
Basketball player

Yasuaki KurataYasuaki Kurata
20 March 1946
Judoka, Putita, Aikidoka, Karateka
Noriaki KasaiNoriaki Kasai
06 June 1972
Ski jumper

Koji UeharaKoji Uehara
03 April 1975
Baseball player

Munenori KawasakiMunenori Kawasaki
03 June 1981
Baseball player
Yuki NakaiYuki Nakai
18 August 1970
judoka, mixed martial artist

Kazuki NakajimaKazuki Nakajima
11 January 1985
Racecar driver
Killer KhanKiller Khan
06 March 1947
Rikishi, Singer, Professional wrestler

Genki HaraguchiGenki Haraguchi
09 May 1991
Association football player

Junichi InamotoJunichi Inamoto
18 September 1979
Association football player

Shinji OnoShinji Ono
27 September 1979
Association football player
Tsuyoshi KohsakaTsuyoshi Kohsaka
06 March 1970
Judoka, Mixed martial artist, Professional

Miki AndoMiki Ando
18 December 1987
Figure skater
The Great SasukeThe Great Sasuke
18 July 1969
Professional wrestler, Politician, Actor

Miyoko WataiMiyoko Watai
08 January 1945
Chess player, Pharmacist
Jigoro KanoJigoro Kano
10 December 1860
Educator, Athlete

Hajime HosogaiHajime Hosogai
10 June 1986
Association football player
Mike HavenaarMike Havenaar
20 May 1987
Association football player