Famous People In Japanese History  

Japan, the land of the rising sun has many people who have made significant contributions in different fields like politics, business, sports, science and films. It is regarded as nation which has come a long way and made a mark for itself in the spheres of technology and economy.

Some famous personalities in world history who belong to Japan are:

  • Sakachi Toyoda: Born on 14 February 1867, he was a renowned inventor and an industrialist as well. He invented the first known loom made of wood which increased the productivity by almost 40 to 50%. He later invented the steam powered loom and finally the automated power loom. He was the founder of the Toyota Company. He died on 30 October 1930.
  • Emperor Akihito: Born on 23 December 1933 to Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun, he became Emperor in the year 1989. He married Michiko Shioda, commoner in 1959 and had 3 children. He is known to be a renowned marine biologist and an ichthyological research person. He has written about the history of science in Japan.
  • Fujita Den: Born on 3 March 1926, he was a renowned entrepreneur. During high school, he worked as a translator for English. He started the franchisee of McDonald in Japan in 1971. He died on 21 April 2004.
  • Abe Kobo: Born on 7 March 1924, he was a renowned writer. Some of his works include ‘Kangaroo Notebook’, ‘Women in the Dunes’, ‘The Man who turned into a Stick’, ‘Inter Ice Age-4’, Secret Rendezvous’, ‘The Ruined Map’, and ‘The Box Man’. He died on 22 January 1993.


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