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Sakura Miyawaki
(Pop Singer Best Known as the Former Member of the Japanese Girl Groups 'HKT48' and 'AKB48')
Sakura Miyawaki
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces

Japanese singer-actor Sakura Miyawaki initially gained fame as part of groups such as HKT48 and Iz*One. The J-pop and K-pop icon apparently signed a deal with BTS’s agency HYBE in 2021. She was also the runner-up on the reality show Produce 48 and has a popular YouTube video gaming channel, too.

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Saigo Takamori
(Samurai, Poet)
Saigo Takamori
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 24, 1877

Saigo Takamori was a samurai and he is considered as one of the most influential samurais in Japanese history. He was one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration. Saigo Takamori lived during the late Edo and early Meiji periods and led the imperial forces at the Battle of Toba–Fushimi. He was dubbed "the true last Samurai" after his death. 

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Mitsuru Ushijima
(Japanese General Who Commanded 'The 32nd Army' in the 'Battle of Okinawa')
Mitsuru Ushijima
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 22, 1945

Mitsuru Ushijima was a Japanese general best remembered for his service in the Second World War. He commanded the 32nd Army in the Battle of Okinawa, an important battle of the Pacific War. Mitsuru Ushijima lost the battle and committed suicide before getting caught by the enemies.

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Tōgō Heihachirō
(One of The Greatest Naval Heroes of Japan)
Tōgō Heihachirō
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 30, 1934

Tōgō Heihachirō was a Japanese naval officer who served as the fleet admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Nicknamed The Nelson of the East, Tōgō is considered one of the greatest naval heroes of Japan. He served as a Commander-in-Chief during the Russo-Japanese War of the early 1900s where he was victorius. Tōgō is considered a national hero in Japan

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Hikari Mitsushima
(Actress)
Hikari Mitsushima
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Birthdate: November 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Kuroda Seiki
(Painter)
Kuroda Seiki
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Birthdate: August 9, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 15, 1924
An aristocrat, Kuroda Seiki was sent to Paris by his father to study law but began studying painting soon after. His nudes Sentiment, Impression, and Wisdom mingled Japanese and Western art. His best-known painting, Lakeside, depicts his wife, Teruko, dressed in a kimono and sitting by a lake in Hakone.
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Kazuo Inamori
(entrepreneur)
Kazuo Inamori
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Isamu Akasaki
(Japanese Physicist and Engineer Who Won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Isamu Akasaki
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 30, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 1, 2021

Isamu Akasaki was a Japanese physicist and engineer. Isamu, who specializes in semiconductor technology, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 along with Shuji Nakamura and Hiroshi Amano. Isamu Akasaki also won other prestigious awards like the Kyoto Prize, IEEE Edison Medal, Charles Stark Draper Prize, and Asia Game Changer Award.

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Junichi Inamoto
(Japanese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Junichi Inamoto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mori Arinori
(Japanese Statesman, Diplomat, and Founder of Japan’s Modern Educational System)
Mori Arinori
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 12, 1889

Mori Arinori became one of the first Japanese to get a foreign education when he went to the University of London. Following the Meiji Restoration, he went back to Japan and formed the Meirokusha, to popularize Western ideas in the country. He was also Japan’s first minister of education.

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Yamamoto Gonnohyōe
(Prime minister)
Yamamoto Gonnohyōe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 26, 1852
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 8, 1933
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Katsunori Kikuno
(Japanese Mixed Martial Artist)
Katsunori Kikuno
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Ayami Sato
(Japanese Professional Baseball Pitcher)
Ayami Sato
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Kuroda Kiyotaka
(Former Prime Minister of Japan)
Kuroda Kiyotaka
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 9, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 23, 1900

Kuroda Kiyotaka, also known as Kuroda Ryōsuke, played a significant role in the Meiji Restoration. Apart from being president of the Privy Council, he had been the prime minister of Japan, too. He introduced Western agricultural methods in Hokkaido but reigned in the wake of controversies related to unequal treaties.

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Matsukata Masayoshi
(Prime Minister of Japan from 1891 to 1892 and from 1896 to 1898)
Matsukata Masayoshi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 2, 1924

Born into a samurai family, Matsukata Masayoshi grew up to become the prime minister of Japan. His strategic financial reforms, which included cutting down on government expenditure and establishing the Bank of Japan, helped the country stabilize itself. He had also been the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan.

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Shimazu Hisamitsu
(Samurai)
Shimazu Hisamitsu
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Birthdate: November 28, 1817
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 6, 1887
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Rosa Kato
(Actress and Commercial Model)
Rosa Kato
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Birthdate: June 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Kōhei Miyauchi
(Actor, Seiyū)
Kōhei Miyauchi
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Birthdate: August 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 2, 1995
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Chōgorō Kaionji
(Japanese Novelist and Screenwriter)
Chōgorō Kaionji
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 1, 1977

Chōgorō Kaionji was the pen name of a Japanese author known for his historical novels. Born as Tōsaku Suetomi, he was active during the Shōwa period of Japan. He studied at Kokugakuin University and became a teacher. He eventually began writing and found great success in his literary career. In 1968, he won the 16th Kikuchi Kan Prize. 

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Shimazu Shigehide
(Feudal lord)
Shimazu Shigehide
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Birthdate: November 29, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 22, 1833