Famous People Born In Kanagawa

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Kyu Sakamoto
(Singer)
Kyu Sakamoto
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 12, 1985

With his Billboard number one track Sukiyaki, Kyu Sakamoto became the first to score a pop number one with a song entirely sung in Japanese. Born to a restaurateur, he had started his career singing in jazz clubs. He died in a 1985 plane crash that killed over 500 people.

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Takanori Gomi
(Japanese Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Takanori Gomi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Yushin Okami
(Japanese Mixed Martial Artist)
Yushin Okami
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer

Japanese MMA fighter Yushin Okami, known by his fans as Thunder, came under the limelight by defeating UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. He is equipped with a black belt in judo and, apart from UFC, has been part of many championships, such as ONE Championship, PRIDE, and Pancrase.

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Yukio Ozaki
(Former Japanese Minister of Justice (1914 - 1916))
Yukio Ozaki
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 6, 1954

Considered the Father of Parliamentary Politics in Japan, Yukio Ozaki was a revered member of the House of Representatives, who served as Education Minister, Minister of Justice and also as the Mayor of Tokyo. Today, he is best remembered for his struggles to establish universal manhood suffrage and a governmental system responsible to the majority party in the Diet.

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Sumire Morohoshi
(Actress)
Sumire Morohoshi
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Birthdate: April 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus

Though born with right-body paralysis, Sumire Morohoshi recovered within the first few months. Starting her career as a child voice actor, she gained fame with her performances in projects such as Red Garden and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. She has also dubbed for movies such as Spider-Man 3 and Interstellar.

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Shiho Yoshimura
(Former Japanese Volleyball Player)
Shiho Yoshimura
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Syuri
(Japanese Professional Wrestler)
Syuri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Syuri is a Japanese kickboxer, shoot boxer, professional wrestler, and mixed martial artist. Syuri, who has competed in popular promotions like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is currently working for a Japanese women's wrestling promotion called World Wonder Ring Stardom. Over the course of her career, Syuri has won many championships at various promotions.

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Ninomiya Sontoku
(Philosopher)
Ninomiya Sontoku
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Birthdate: September 4, 1787
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 17, 1856
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Yoshimi Ozaki
(Japanese Long-Distance Runner)
Yoshimi Ozaki
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Tomoya Nagase
(Japanese Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Model)
Tomoya Nagase
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Tomoya Nagase is a Japanese retired actor and singer. He is best known for his association with Tokio, a musical group formed by the popular talent agency Johnny & Associates, where he was the primary vocalist. Apart from appearing in movies and contributing to music, Tomoya Nagase has also endorsed several brands and products like Xbox 360. 

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Takasuke Goto
(Japanese Former Football Midfielder and Beach Soccer Player)
Takasuke Goto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Christopher Bland
(Businessman)
Christopher Bland
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 28, 2017

Apart from being a politician, Christopher Bland was also a successful entrepreneur and headed various organizations, such as the Independent Television Authority, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and British Telecommunications. Once an Olympic fencer for Ireland, the Oxford alumnus later also owned a vineyard and penned a novel.

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Yuu Kashii
(Actress, Model)
Yuu Kashii
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Birthdate: February 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Yui Hatano
(Actress)
Yui Hatano
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Birthdate: May 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Toshiro Mayuzumi
(Composer)
Toshiro Mayuzumi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 10, 1997
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Yoshimitsu Morita
(Film Director)
Yoshimitsu Morita
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Birthdate: January 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 20, 2011
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Hōjō Tokimune
(Japanese 8th Shikken)
Hōjō Tokimune
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1251
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 20, 1284

Hōjō Tokimune served as the regent to the shogun of Japan during the Kamakura shogunate. He is remembered for his resilience in the fight against the Mongol invaders of Kublai Khan, which ended in a typhoon killing thousands of invaders. He also promoted Zen Buddhism in Japan.

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Miyu Nagasaki
(Japanese Table Tennis Player)
Miyu Nagasaki
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 2002
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Yukio Okamoto
(Japanese Diplomat Who Oversaw American and Japanese Relations Throughout the 1980s)
Yukio Okamoto
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 24, 2020

Yukio Okamoto was a Japanese diplomatic analyst, diplomat, and supporter of strong political and economic Japan–United States relations. He is best remembered for overseeing the American and Japanese diplomatic relations throughout the 1980s. Yukio Okamoto is also remembered for serving as a diplomatic advisor to several prime ministers, including Junichiro Koizumi and Ryutaro Hashimoto.