Japanese Female Sportspersons

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 1 Asuka

Asuka
19
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka, Japan

 2 Sky Brown

Sky Brown
8
Famous As: Skateboarder
Birthdate: July 12, 2008
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miyazaki
Born to a Japanese mother and a British father, Sky Brown is a self-taught skateboarder who learned the art from YouTube videos. At age 10, she became the world’s youngest professional skateboarder. The Dancing with the Stars: Juniors winner had a near-death experience after a skateboarding accident in 2020.
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 3 Mao Asada

Mao Asada
156
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: September 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Meito Ward, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

 4 Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka
43
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: October 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka made history by being the first player of Asian origin to hold the world number one rank in singles. Osaka made headlines when in 2021, she withdrew from the French Open after refusing to be part of a press conference to protect her mental health.

 5 Kairi Sane

Kairi Sane
22
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hikari, Yamaguchi, Japan

 6 Mari Osaka

Mari Osaka
4
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: April 3, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Mari Osaka is a Japanese tennis player. In 2014, she made her WTA Tour debut at the Bank of the West Classic, partnering with Marina Shamayko in the doubles event. A few years later, she made her WTA Tour singles debut at the 2019 Miami Open. Her sister, Naomi Osaka, is also a tennis player.

 7 Nozomi Okuhara

Nozomi Okuhara
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ōmachi, Nagano, Japan
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 8 Io Shirai

Io Shirai
19
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan

 9 Sadako Sasaki

Sadako Sasaki
4
Birthdate: January 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kusunoki, Yamaguchi, Japan
Died: October 25, 1955

 10 Shinya Aoki

Shinya Aoki
3
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: May 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adriano Martins

 11 Aja Kong

Aja Kong
4
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

 12 Mirai Nagasu

Mirai Nagasu
26
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montebello, California

 13 Bull Nakano

Bull Nakano
3
Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: January 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kawaguchi, Japan

 14 Mayu Ishikawa

Mayu Ishikawa
3
Famous As: Volleyball player
Birthdate: May 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Okazaki, Aichi, Japan

 15 Miki Ando

Miki Ando
3
Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nagoya

 16 Mima Ito

Mima Ito
2
Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: October 21, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iwata, Shizuoka, Japan

 17 Ai Fukuhara

Ai Fukuhara
2
Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: November 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sendai, Japan

 18 Misaki Matsutomo

Misaki Matsutomo
2
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: February 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan

 19 Akane Yamaguchi

Akane Yamaguchi
3
Famous As: badminton player
Birthdate: June 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fukui Prefecture, Japan

 20 Homare Sawa

Homare Sawa
3
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fuchu

 21 Sumie Sakai

Sumie Sakai
2
Famous As: Wrestler, Mixed martial artists
Birthdate: November 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suzuka, Mie, Japan

 22 Manami Toyota

Manami Toyota
2
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: March 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Masuda, Shimane, Japan
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 23 Saori Kimura

Saori Kimura
2
Famous As: Volleyball player
Birthdate: August 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yashio, Saitama, Japan

 24 Misaki Doi

Misaki Doi
2
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yokohama

 25 Ayaka Hamasaki

Ayaka Hamasaki
2
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yamaguchi, Japan

 26 Yuki Fukushima

Yuki Fukushima
2
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: May 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kumamoto Prefecture Kumamoto, Japan

 27 Kasumi Ishikawa

Kasumi Ishikawa
2
Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: February 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yamaguchi, Japan

 28 Shoko Takahashi

Shoko Takahashi
2
Famous As: Table Tennis Player
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Japan

 29 Sara Takanashi

Sara Takanashi
2
Famous As: Ski jumper
Birthdate: October 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kamikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

 30 Ayaka Takahashi

Ayaka Takahashi
2
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: April 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kashihara, Nara, Japan

 31 Lioness Asuka

Lioness Asuka
2
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: July 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

 32 Miyoko Watai

Miyoko Watai
2
Famous As: Chess player, Pharmacist
Birthdate: January 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture

 33 Uta Abe

Uta Abe
2
Famous As: Judoka
Birthdate: July 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

 34 Ai Sugiyama

Ai Sugiyama
2
Famous As: Japanese tennis player
Birthdate: July 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

 35 Keiko Fukuda

Keiko Fukuda
2
Famous As: Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: February 9, 2013

 36 Megumi Fujii

Megumi Fujii
2
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: April 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Okayama, Japan

 37 Aya Ohori

Aya Ohori
2
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: October 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan

 38 Kimiko Date

Kimiko Date
2
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: September 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

 39 Nao Hibino

Nao Hibino
2
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: November 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ichinomiya, Aichi, Japan

 40 Shinobu Kandori

Shinobu Kandori
2
Famous As: Professional wrestler, Politician
Birthdate: October 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan

 41 Shiho Yoshimura

Shiho Yoshimura
2
Famous As: Volleyball Player
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan

 42 Ryoko Tani

Ryoko Tani
2
Famous As: Judoka
Birthdate: September 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan

 43 Miu Hirano

Miu Hirano
2
Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: April 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

 44 Mai Murakami

Mai Murakami
2
Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: August 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan

 45 Chigusa Nagayo

Chigusa Nagayo
3
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: December 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ōmura, Nagasaki, Japan

 46 Mayu Matsumoto

Mayu Matsumoto
2
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

 47 Sayaka Takahashi

Sayaka Takahashi
2
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: July 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kashihara, Nara, Japan

 48 Megumi Yabushita

Megumi Yabushita
3
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

 49 Arisa Higashino

Arisa Higashino
3
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Iwamizawa, Hokkaido, Japan

 50 Sarina Koga

Sarina Koga
2
Famous As: Volleyball Player
Birthdate: May 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanzaki District, Saga, Japan