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Sports[]

Male Athletes[]

  • Keisuke Honda is a Japanese soccer player playing for AC Milan.
  • Yu Darvish is a right-handed pitcher playing for the Texas Rangers.
  • Yuzuru Hanyu is a figure skater that is well known for receiving a gold medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
  • Ichiro Suzuki is a little dated, but still very popular.

Female Athletes[]

  • Homare Sawa currently plays in the United States, and led the Japanese Women's Team to a World Championship and Olympic Silver Medal.
  • Mao Asada is figure skater.

Talent (Talento)[]

  • Sanma is a comedian known for his protruding front teeth.
  • Beat Takeshi is a ubiquitous Japanese personality, successful comedian, screenwriter, film director, singer, actor. His face can be seen everywhere.
  • Tamori is a popular television host known for his dark sunglasses.

Historic[]

Music[]

Pop Groups[]

Rock[]

Male Pop Singers[]

Female Pop Singers[]

Literature[]

Manga & Anime[]

    • Naruto
    • Sasuke
    • Sakura

Novels[]

Passed away but well-known:

Film & TV[]

Series[]

Animated[]

Games[]

Mascots[]

Misc[]

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