Find out more about the greatest Japanese Sportspersons, including Yoshihiro Akiyama, Miyamoto Musashi, Ichiro Suzuki, Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa
Ichiro SuzukiIchiro Suzuki
22 October 1973
Baseball Outfielder
Miyamoto MusashiMiyamoto Musashi
1584 AD
Swordsman & Warrior

Robert Griffin IIIRobert Griffin III
12 February 1990
American Football Player

Yuzuru HanyuYuzuru Hanyu
07 December 1994
Figure Skater

Shinji KagawaShinji Kagawa
17 March 1989
Footballer

Shinsuke NakamuraShinsuke Nakamura
24 February 1980
Japanese Pro Wrestler & MMA
Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986
Footballer

Shohei OhtaniShohei Ohtani
05 July 1994
Baseball Player

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

Tenshin NasukawaTenshin Nasukawa
18 August 1998
Kickboxer
Kota IbushiKota Ibushi
21 May 1982
Wrestler

Hiroshi TanahashiHiroshi Tanahashi
13 November 1976
Wrestler

Sky BrownSky Brown
12 July 2008
Skateboarder

Morihei UeshibaMorihei Ueshiba
14 December 1883
Martial Artist

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

Mark DacascosMark Dacascos
26 February 1964
Actor

Naomi OsakaNaomi Osaka
16 October 1997
Tennis Player

Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
27 September 1950
Actor, Film producer, Film actor, Television
Takumi MinaminoTakumi Minamino
16 January 1995
Association football player

Kairi SaneKairi Sane
23 September 1988
Professional Wrestler
Kazushi SakurabaKazushi Sakuraba
14 July 1969
Mixed Martial Artist

Io ShiraiIo Shirai
08 May 1990
Professional Wrestler

Munenori KawasakiMunenori Kawasaki
03 June 1981
Baseball player
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

Shunsuke NakamuraShunsuke Nakamura
24 June 1978
Association football player

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

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Akebono TarōAkebono Tarō
08 May 1969
Wrestler
Hideki MatsuiHideki Matsui
12 June 1974
baseball player

Keiichi TsuchiyaKeiichi Tsuchiya
30 January 1956
Racecar driver

Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki
07 January 1943
 

Maya YoshidaMaya Yoshida
24 August 1988
Association football player
Mas OyamaMas Oyama
27 July 1923
Karateka, Mixed martial artist
Yu DarvishYu Darvish
16 August 1986
Baseball player

Kamui KobayashiKamui Kobayashi
13 September 1986
Racecar driver

Sho KosugiSho Kosugi
17 June 1948
Actor, Karateka

Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
29 December 1989
Tennis player
Kenta KobayashiKenta Kobayashi
12 March 1981
Professional wrestler, Kickboxer

Hideo NomoHideo Nomo
31 August 1968
Baseball player

Takuma SatoTakuma Sato
28 January 1977
Racecar driver

Masahiko KimuraMasahiko Kimura
10 September 1917
Wrestler

Yuto NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
12 September 1986
Association football player
Sadaharu OhSadaharu Oh
20 May 1940
Baseball player

Yushin OkamiYushin Okami
21 July 1981
Mixed martial artist
Giant BabaGiant Baba
23 January 1938
Baseball player, Professional wrestler

Makoto HasebeMakoto Hasebe
18 January 1984
Association football player

Satoshi IshiiSatoshi Ishii
09 December 1986
judoka, mixed martial artist
Masakatsu FunakiMasakatsu Funaki
13 March 1969
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist, Actor

Mao AsadaMao Asada
25 September 1990
Figure skater
Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
16 April 1993
Figure skater

Ryo MiyaichiRyo Miyaichi
14 December 1992
Footballer

Isao InokumaIsao Inokuma
04 February 1938
Judoka

Takuma AsanoTakuma Asano
10 November 1994
Footballer

Norifumi YamamotoNorifumi Yamamoto
15 March 1977
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Amateur wrestler
Gichin FunakoshiGichin Funakoshi
10 November 1868
Karateka

Daisuke MatsuzakaDaisuke Matsuzaka
13 September 1980
Baseball player

Junichi InamotoJunichi Inamoto
18 September 1979
Association football player

Shoichi FunakiShoichi Funaki
24 August 1968
Professional wrestler
Katsuyori ShibataKatsuyori Shibata
17 November 1979
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist,

Satoru SayamaSatoru Sayama
27 November 1957
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist
Masahiro TanakaMasahiro Tanaka
01 November 1988
Professional baseball player, Baseball player

Bull NakanoBull Nakano
08 January 1968
Professional Golfer

Tatsumi FujinamiTatsumi Fujinami
28 December 1953
Professional wrestler
Kazuki NakajimaKazuki Nakajima
11 January 1985
Racecar driver

Hideki IrabuHideki Irabu
05 May 1969
Baseball player
Hiroki SakaiHiroki Sakai
12 April 1990
Japanese footballer

Koji UeharaKoji Uehara
03 April 1975
Baseball player

Aja KongAja Kong
25 September 1970
Professional Wrestler
Killer KhanKiller Khan
06 March 1947
Rikishi, Singer, Professional wrestler

Takashi InuiTakashi Inui
02 June 1988
Association football player
Shinji OnoShinji Ono
27 September 1979
Association football player

Eiji KawashimaEiji Kawashima
20 March 1983
Association football player

Kenta MaedaKenta Maeda
11 April 1988
Baseball player

Kōhei UchimuraKōhei Uchimura
03 January 1989
Artistic gymnast
Daijiro KatoDaijiro Kato
04 July 1976
Motorcycle racer
Gaku ShibasakiGaku Shibasaki
28 May 1992
Japanese footballer

Yujiro TakahashiYujiro Takahashi
13 January 1981
Professional wrestler

Masaaki HatsumiMasaaki Hatsumi
02 December 1931
Painter

Yuta TabuseYuta Tabuse
05 October 1980
Basketball player
The Great SasukeThe Great Sasuke
18 July 1969
Professional wrestler, Politician, Actor

Shizo KanakuriShizo Kanakuri
20 August 1891
Marathon runner, Athletics competitor

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

Manami ToyotaManami Toyota
02 March 1971
Professional Wrestler

Yuki NakaiYuki Nakai
18 August 1970
judoka, mixed martial artist
Atsuto UchidaAtsuto Uchida
27 March 1988
Association football player

Kunishige KamamotoKunishige Kamamoto
15 April 1944
Association football player, Association football
Tsuyoshi KohsakaTsuyoshi Kohsaka
06 March 1970
Judoka, Mixed martial artist, Professional

Jigoro KanoJigoro Kano
10 December 1860
Educator, Athlete
Genki HaraguchiGenki Haraguchi
09 May 1991
Association football player
Miyoko WataiMiyoko Watai
08 January 1945
Chess player, Pharmacist