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
Kazuyoshi MiuraKazuyoshi Miura
26 February 1967
Footballer

Yuzuru HanyuYuzuru Hanyu
07 December 1994
Figure Skater

Miyamoto MusashiMiyamoto Musashi
1584 AD
Swordsman & Warrior

Shinji KagawaShinji Kagawa
17 March 1989
Footballer

Shohei OhtaniShohei Ohtani
05 July 1994
Baseball Player
Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986
Footballer

Shinsuke NakamuraShinsuke Nakamura
24 February 1980
Japanese Pro Wrestler & MMA

Ichiro SuzukiIchiro Suzuki
22 October 1973
Baseball Outfielder
Kota IbushiKota Ibushi
21 May 1982
Wrestler

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

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

Takumi MinaminoTakumi Minamino
16 January 1995
Association football player

Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka
16 October 1997
Tennis Player

Mark DacascosMark Dacascos
26 February 1964
Actor
Kairi SaneKairi Sane
23 September 1988
Professional Wrestler

Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
27 September 1950
Actor, Film producer, Film actor, Television
Io ShiraiIo Shirai
08 May 1990
Professional Wrestler

Kazushi SakurabaKazushi Sakuraba
14 July 1969
Mixed Martial Artist

Shinji OkazakiShinji Okazaki
16 April 1986
Association football player
Kazuchika OkadaKazuchika Okada
08 November 1987
Wrestler

Hidetoshi NakataHidetoshi Nakata
22 January 1977
Association football player
Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
20 February 1943
Politician, Professional wrestler, Writer, Actor

Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
29 July 1975
Mixed martial artist

Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
29 December 1989
Tennis player
Shunsuke NakamuraShunsuke Nakamura
24 June 1978
Association football player

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Yu DarvishYu Darvish
16 August 1986
Baseball player
Maya YoshidaMaya Yoshida
24 August 1988
Association football player

Kenta KobayashiKenta Kobayashi
12 March 1981
Professional wrestler, Kickboxer

Keiichi TsuchiyaKeiichi Tsuchiya
30 January 1956
Racecar driver

Takuma AsanoTakuma Asano
10 November 1994
Footballer
Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki
07 January 1943
 
Kenta MaedaKenta Maeda
11 April 1988
Baseball player

Yuto NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
12 September 1986
Association football player

Mas OyamaMas Oyama
27 July 1923
Karateka, Mixed martial artist

Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
16 April 1993
Figure skater
Gaku ShibasakiGaku Shibasaki
28 May 1992
Japanese footballer

Sho KosugiSho Kosugi
17 June 1948
Actor, Karateka

Kamui KobayashiKamui Kobayashi
13 September 1986
Racecar driver

Mao AsadaMao Asada
25 September 1990
Figure skater

Tatsumi FujinamiTatsumi Fujinami
28 December 1953
Professional wrestler
Hideki MatsuiHideki Matsui
12 June 1974
baseball player

Masahiko KimuraMasahiko Kimura
10 September 1917
Wrestler
Katsuyori ShibataKatsuyori Shibata
17 November 1979
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist,

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

Giant BabaGiant Baba
23 January 1938
Baseball player, Professional wrestler
Satoshi IshiiSatoshi Ishii
09 December 1986
judoka, mixed martial artist

Masahiro TanakaMasahiro Tanaka
01 November 1988
Professional baseball player, Baseball player
Ryo MiyaichiRyo Miyaichi
14 December 1992
Footballer

Takuma SatoTakuma Sato
28 January 1977
Racecar driver

Sadaharu OhSadaharu Oh
20 May 1940
Baseball player

Hiroki SakaiHiroki Sakai
12 April 1990
Japanese footballer

Norifumi YamamotoNorifumi Yamamoto
15 March 1977
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Amateur wrestler
Makoto HasebeMakoto Hasebe
18 January 1984
Association football player

Yushin OkamiYushin Okami
21 July 1981
Mixed martial artist

Isao InokumaIsao Inokuma
04 February 1938
Judoka

Gichin FunakoshiGichin Funakoshi
10 November 1868
Karateka
Yujiro TakahashiYujiro Takahashi
13 January 1981
Professional wrestler

Hideo NomoHideo Nomo
31 August 1968
Baseball player
Noriaki KasaiNoriaki Kasai
06 June 1972
Ski jumper

Takashi InuiTakashi Inui
02 June 1988
Association football player

Daisuke MatsuzakaDaisuke Matsuzaka
13 September 1980
Baseball player
Satoru SayamaSatoru Sayama
27 November 1957
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist

Shoichi FunakiShoichi Funaki
24 August 1968
Professional wrestler
Nozomi OkuharaNozomi Okuhara
13 March 1995
badminton player

Hideki IrabuHideki Irabu
05 May 1969
Baseball player

Yuta TabuseYuta Tabuse
05 October 1980
Basketball player
Aja KongAja Kong
25 September 1970
Professional Wrestler

Kazuki NakajimaKazuki Nakajima
11 January 1985
Racecar driver
Akane YamaguchiAkane Yamaguchi
06 June 1997
badminton player

Eiji KawashimaEiji Kawashima
20 March 1983
Association football player

Yasuaki KurataYasuaki Kurata
20 March 1946
Judoka, Putita, Aikidoka, Karateka

Killer KhanKiller Khan
06 March 1947
Rikishi, Singer, Professional wrestler
Masaaki HatsumiMasaaki Hatsumi
02 December 1931
Painter
Bull NakanoBull Nakano
08 January 1968
Professional Golfer

Junichi InamotoJunichi Inamoto
18 September 1979
Association football player

Shizo KanakuriShizo Kanakuri
20 August 1891
Marathon runner, Athletics competitor

Kunishige KamamotoKunishige Kamamoto
15 April 1944
Association football player, Association football
Daisuke TakahashiDaisuke Takahashi
16 March 1986
Figure skater

Yuki NakaiYuki Nakai
18 August 1970
judoka, mixed martial artist

Kōhei UchimuraKōhei Uchimura
03 January 1989
Artistic gymnast

Mike HavenaarMike Havenaar
20 May 1987
Association football player

Tsuyoshi KohsakaTsuyoshi Kohsaka
06 March 1970
Judoka, Mixed martial artist, Professional
Genki HaraguchiGenki Haraguchi
09 May 1991
Association football player

Hajime HosogaiHajime Hosogai
10 June 1986
Association football player
Shinji OnoShinji Ono
27 September 1979
Association football player

Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
07 October 1988
Rugby union player
The Great SasukeThe Great Sasuke
18 July 1969
Professional wrestler, Politician, Actor
Miki AndoMiki Ando
18 December 1987
Figure skater