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Japan ranks 42nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Amsterdam, Sydney, and Manhattan. Memorable people born in Japan include Emperor Jimmu, Himiko, and Tomoe Gozen. Memorable people who died in Japan include Emperor Jimmu, Morihei Ueshiba, and Abe no Seimei. Japan has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many soccer players and politicians. Japan is located in Japan.

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 2000, Japan was the birth place of 153 globally memorable people, including Emperor Jimmu, Himiko, and Tomoe Gozen. Additionaly, 53 globally memorable people have passed away in Japan including Emperor Jimmu, Morihei Ueshiba, and Abe no Seimei.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Japan, including Hisataka Okamoto, Yozo Aoki, and Yasukazu Tanaka. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Japan, including Hisataka Okamoto, Takashi Kasahara, and Yozo Aoki.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 12 globally memorable people born in Japan since 1700.