Kenji Nagai

1957 - 2007

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Kenji Nagai (長井 健司, Nagai Kenji, August 27, 1957 – September 27, 2007) was a Japanese photojournalist who took many assignments to conflict zones and dangerous areas around the world. He was shot dead in Myanmar (also known as Burma) during the Saffron Revolution. Nagai continued to take photographs as he lay wounded on the ground, later dying from gunshot injuries to the chest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenji Nagai has received more than 47,244 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Kenji Nagai is the 92nd most popular journalist (down from 74th in 2019), the 1,438th most popular biography from Japan (down from 1,133rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Journalist.

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  • 18

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  • 3.84

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  • 2.42

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Among journalists, Kenji Nagai ranks 92 out of 129Before him are Peter Jennings, Salima Ghezali, Daniel Schneidermann, George Padmore, James Foley, and Homai Vyarawalla. After him are Rosanna Marani, Yvonne Ridley, Pavel Sheremet, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, Anja Niedringhaus, and Arbana Xharra.

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Among people born in 1957, Kenji Nagai ranks 426Before him are Beppe Gabbiani, Bernd Krauss, Viktor Markin, Arnoldo Iguarán, Vladimir Kiselyov, and Milton Cruz. After him are Jon Gries, John Wark, Adolphe Muzito, Wilfried Hannes, Christer Björkman, and Karen Pence. Among people deceased in 2007, Kenji Nagai ranks 307Before him are F. Albert Cotton, Grégory Lemarchal, Tillie Olsen, Ian Wallace, Ruth Graham, and Jack Valenti. After him are Craig L. Thomas, Dan Fogelberg, Charles Lane, Janet Blair, Kitty Carlisle, and Yelena Romanova.

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Among people born in Japan, Kenji Nagai ranks 1,438 out of 5,560Before him are Naomi Osaka (1997), Takashi Sorimachi (1973), Yoshie Kasajima (1975), Kin Endate (1960), Yuji Sakakura (1967), and Takeshi Watanabe (1972). After him are Nobuyuki Kojima (1966), Mayumi Iizuka (1977), Koda Kumi (1982), Noriko Ishibashi (1970), Inesu Emiko Takeoka (1971), and Masanao Sasaki (1962).


Among journalists born in Japan, Kenji Nagai ranks 2Before him are Kenji Goto (1967).