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
Ichiro SuzukiIchiro Suzuki
22 October 1973
Baseball Outfielder

Miyamoto MusashiMiyamoto Musashi
1584 AD
Swordsman & Warrior

Keisuke HondaKeisuke Honda
13 June 1986
Footballer

Shohei OhtaniShohei Ohtani
05 July 1994
Baseball Player

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

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

Mark DacascosMark Dacascos
26 February 1964
Actor

Shizo KanakuriShizo Kanakuri
20 August 1891
Marathon runner, Athletics competitor
Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
07 October 1988
Rugby union player

Yu DarvishYu Darvish
16 August 1986
Baseball player
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
27 September 1950
Actor, Film producer, Film actor, Television

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

Kei NishikoriKei Nishikori
29 December 1989
Tennis player

Shinji OkazakiShinji Okazaki
16 April 1986
Association football player
Kazushi SakurabaKazushi Sakuraba
14 July 1969
Mixed Martial Artist
Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
20 February 1943
Politician, Professional wrestler, Writer, Actor

Kazuchika OkadaKazuchika Okada
08 November 1987
Wrestler

Shunsuke NakamuraShunsuke Nakamura
24 June 1978
Association football player

Hidetoshi NakataHidetoshi Nakata
22 January 1977
Association football player
Sadako SasakiSadako Sasaki
07 January 1943
 

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Yoshihiro AkiyamaYoshihiro Akiyama
29 July 1975
Mixed martial artist, Judoka

Takuma AsanoTakuma Asano
10 November 1994
Footballer

Yuto NagatomoYuto Nagatomo
12 September 1986
Association football player

Katsuyori ShibataKatsuyori Shibata
17 November 1979
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist,
Takuma SatoTakuma Sato
28 January 1977
Racecar driver

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

Keiichi TsuchiyaKeiichi Tsuchiya
30 January 1956
Racecar driver

Mirai NagasuMirai Nagasu
16 April 1993
Figure skater
Takumi MinaminoTakumi Minamino
16 January 1995
Association football player

Hideo NomoHideo Nomo
31 August 1968
Baseball player
Sho KosugiSho Kosugi
17 June 1948
Actor, Karateka

Kenta MaedaKenta Maeda
11 April 1988
Baseball player

Yushin OkamiYushin Okami
21 July 1981
Mixed martial artist

Takashi InuiTakashi Inui
02 June 1988
Association football player

Kenta KobayashiKenta Kobayashi
12 March 1981
Professional wrestler, Kickboxer
Daisuke MatsuzakaDaisuke Matsuzaka
13 September 1980
Baseball player

Gaku ShibasakiGaku Shibasaki
28 May 1992
Japanese footballer

Mas OyamaMas Oyama
27 July 1923
Karateka, Mixed martial artist

Norifumi YamamotoNorifumi Yamamoto
15 March 1977
Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Amateur wrestler
Homare SawaHomare Sawa
06 September 1978
Association football player

Kamui KobayashiKamui Kobayashi
13 September 1986
Racecar driver
Satoshi IshiiSatoshi Ishii
09 December 1986
judoka, mixed martial artist

Masahiko KimuraMasahiko Kimura
10 September 1917
Wrestler

Giant BabaGiant Baba
23 January 1938
Baseball player, Professional wrestler
Sadaharu OhSadaharu Oh
20 May 1940
Baseball player

Masakatsu FunakiMasakatsu Funaki
13 March 1969
Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist, Actor
Ryo MiyaichiRyo Miyaichi
14 December 1992
Footballer

Makoto HasebeMakoto Hasebe
18 January 1984
Association football player

Hiroki SakaiHiroki Sakai
12 April 1990
Japanese footballer
Kōhei UchimuraKōhei Uchimura
03 January 1989
Artistic gymnast

Yujiro TakahashiYujiro Takahashi
13 January 1981
Professional wrestler
Isao InokumaIsao Inokuma
04 February 1938
Judoka

Mao AsadaMao Asada
25 September 1990
Figure skater

Eiji KawashimaEiji Kawashima
20 March 1983
Association football player

Gichin FunakoshiGichin Funakoshi
10 November 1868
Karateka
Shoichi FunakiShoichi Funaki
24 August 1968
Professional wrestler
Yuta TabuseYuta Tabuse
05 October 1980
Basketball player

Tatsumi FujinamiTatsumi Fujinami
28 December 1953
Professional wrestler

Nozomi OkuharaNozomi Okuhara
13 March 1995
badminton player

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

Akane YamaguchiAkane Yamaguchi
06 June 1997
badminton player

Fumiaki TanakaFumiaki Tanaka
03 January 1985
Rugby union player

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

Yuki NakaiYuki Nakai
18 August 1970
judoka, mixed martial artist
Yasuaki KurataYasuaki Kurata
20 March 1946
Judoka, Putita, Aikidoka, Karateka

Masaaki HatsumiMasaaki Hatsumi
02 December 1931
Painter
Daijiro KatoDaijiro Kato
04 July 1976
Motorcycle racer

Shinji OnoShinji Ono
27 September 1979
Association football player

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

Mike HavenaarMike Havenaar
20 May 1987
Association football player
Munenori KawasakiMunenori Kawasaki
03 June 1981
Baseball player

Junichi InamotoJunichi Inamoto
18 September 1979
Association football player

Koji UeharaKoji Uehara
03 April 1975
Baseball player

Genki HaraguchiGenki Haraguchi
09 May 1991
Association football player
Daisuke OhataDaisuke Ohata
11 November 1975
Rugby union player

The Great SasukeThe Great Sasuke
18 July 1969
Professional wrestler, Politician, Actor
Jigoro KanoJigoro Kano
10 December 1860
Educator, Athlete

Miyoko WataiMiyoko Watai
08 January 1945
Chess player, Pharmacist
Hajime HosogaiHajime Hosogai
10 June 1986
Association football player

Takashi UsamiTakashi Usami
06 May 1992
Association football player
Yoshihiro SatoYoshihiro Sato
25 January 1981
Kickboxer, Boxer, Thai boxer