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Japan ranks 3rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind United States and United Kingdom. Memorable people born in present day Japan include Hirohito, Hokusai, and Hayao Miyazaki. Memorable people who died in Japan include Hirohito, Hokusai, and Akira Kurosawa. 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, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Part of the Ring of Fire, Japan spans an archipelago of 6852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan's capital and largest city; other major cities include Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 711 BC and 2006, present day Japan was the birth place of 5,560 globally memorable people, including Hirohito, Hokusai, and Hayao Miyazaki. Additionaly, 653 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Japan including Hirohito, Hokusai, and Akira Kurosawa.

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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 Hisataka Okamoto, Kunishige Kamamoto, and Akira Kitaguchi. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Japan, including Hisataka Okamoto, Kunishige Kamamoto, 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.