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Japan ranks 4th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. Memorable people born in present day Japan include Hirohito, Hokusai, and Akihito. 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. It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, and Taiwan in the south. Japan is a part of the Ring of Fire, and 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 the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 711 BC and 2008, present day Japan was the birth place of 6,047 globally memorable people, including Hirohito, Hokusai, and Akihito. Additionaly, 754 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 Kazuyoshi Miura, Kakuichi Mimura, and Kunishige Kamamoto. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Japan, including Kazuyoshi Miura, Kakuichi Mimura, and Kunishige Kamamoto.

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