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Japan ranks 6th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind France, Germany, and Italy. Memorable people born in present day Japan include Hirohito, Akihito, and Matsuo Bashō. Memorable people who died in Japan include Hirohito, Matsuo Bashō, and Hokusai. Japan has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and soccer players.

Japan is an island country in East Asia. It borders the Sea of Japan to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the east, and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of nearly 7,000 islands and covers 375,000 square kilometers (145,000 sq mi); its five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the country's capital and most populous city; other major cities include Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 711 BC and 2006, present day Japan was the birth place of 3,115 globally memorable people, including Hirohito, Akihito, and Matsuo Bashō. Additionaly, 511 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Japan including Hirohito, Matsuo Bashō, and Hokusai.

People Born in Present Day Japan

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Japan, including Kunishige Kamamoto, Akira Kitaguchi, and Tsukasa Hosaka. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Japan, including Kunishige Kamamoto, Takeshi Kamo, and Akira Kitaguchi.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Japan since 1700.