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Junko Tabei

1939 - 2016

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Junko Tabei (田部井 淳子, Tabei Junko, née Ishibashi; 22 September 1939 – 20 October 2016) was a Japanese mountaineer, author and a teacher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Junko Tabei has received more than 1,420,909 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Junko Tabei is the 7th most popular mountaineer, the 134th most popular biography from Japan (up from 142nd in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Mountaineer.

Junko Tabei is most famous for her work on the manga "Kimi ni Todoke" which was later adapted into an anime series.

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Among mountaineers, Junko Tabei ranks 7 out of 45Before her are Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner, Tenzing Norgay, Heinrich Harrer, George Mallory, and Jerzy Kukuczka. After her are Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Hermann Buhl, Edward Whymper, Wanda Rutkiewicz, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, and Jacques Balmat.

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Among people born in 1939, Junko Tabei ranks 47Before her are Michael Cimino, Henry Mintzberg, Claude François, Michèle Mercier, Phil Spector, and Jean-Marie Lehn. After her are Marie Laforêt, Ali MacGraw, Scott Glenn, Joel Schumacher, Ratko Janev, and Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela. Among people deceased in 2016, Junko Tabei ranks 49Before her are René Angélil, Robert Vaughn, Reinhard Selten, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Kennedy, and Ray Tomlinson. After her are Michel Galabru, Vera Rubin, Ettore Scola, George Martin, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, and Michèle Morgan.

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Among people born in Japan, Junko Tabei ranks 134 out of 6,048Before her are Shoichi Yokoi (1915), Momofuku Ando (1910), Yamagata Aritomo (1838), Issei Sagawa (1949), Sakichi Toyoda (1867), and Emperor Suinin (-69). After her are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (1906), Taira no Kiyomori (1118), Kunishige Kamamoto (1944), Emperor Go-Daigo (1288), Emperor Kōgen (-272), and Emperor Sakuramachi (1720).


Among mountaineers born in Japan, Junko Tabei ranks 1