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Tokyo ranks 10th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Chicago, Vienna, and Brooklyn. Memorable people born in Tokyo include Yoko Ono, Olivia de Havilland, and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. Memorable people who died in Tokyo include Hirohito, Richard Sorge, and Gichin Funakoshi. Tokyo has been the birth place of many soccer players and actors and the death place of many politicians and writers. Tokyo is located in Japan.

Tokyo, historically known in the West as Tokio and officially the Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital, the largest city, and the most populous metropolitan area in the Greater Tokyo Area, the Kantō region, and Japan, as well as the most populous metropolitan area in the world and most populous prefecture of Japan. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government. As of 2021, the prefecture has an estimated population of 14.04 million. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with an estimated 37.468 million residents in 2018. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1123 and 2006, Tokyo was the birth place of 374 globally memorable people, including Yoko Ono, Olivia de Havilland, and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. Additionaly, 171 globally memorable people have passed away in Tokyo including Hirohito, Richard Sorge, and Gichin Funakoshi.

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Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Tokyo, including Kakuichi Mimura, Noritaka Hidaka, and Yusuke Omi. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Tokyo, including Yasuo Haruyama, Takashi Kano, and Koichi Oita.

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