People from Kawasaki (city)

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Akiko Yada

    Akiko Yada


    Akiko Yada (矢田亜希子 Yada Akiko) is a Japanese actress. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 6th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix for Boku no Ikiru Michi.

  2. Riko Narumi

    Riko Narumi


    Riko Narumi (成海 璃子 Narumi Riko, born Riko Tsukamoto (塚本 璃子 Tsukamoto Riko) on August 18, 1992) is a Japanese actress and model.

  3. Hitomi



    Hitomi Furuya (古谷 仁美 Furuya Hitomi, born January 26, 1976), known mononymously as hitomi, is a Japanese singer-songwriter. She began her career as model, but after meeting Tetsuya Komuro he began managing her career as a pop singer. In 1998 she left the "Komuro Family" and started working with other musicians and producers, oriented to other musical genres such as pop rock, and more recently to electropop.

  4. Ayumi Shibata

    Ayumi Shibata


    Ayumi Shibata (柴田 あゆみ Shibata Ayumi) (born February 22, 1984) is a Japanese female singer. She is a former member of Melon Kinenbi, an all-girl J-pop group which is part of the Hello! Project. She joined the group Tanpopo with Morning Musume members Asami Konno and Risa Niigaki in 2002 until the group went into an indefinite hiatus after releasing one single. Shibata has been an active member of Hello! Project since 2000, participating in Hello! Project's futsal club Gatas Brilhantes H.P., many shuffle groups, concerts, and special events.

  5. Toshiyuki Morikawa

    Toshiyuki Morikawa


    Toshiyuki Morikawa (森川 智之 Morikawa Toshiyuki, born January 26, 1967 in Yokohama, Kanagawa) is a Japanese voice actor who is the head of Axlone, a voice acting company he founded in April 2011. His name is also sometimes mistranslated as Tomoyuki. He has dubbed-over many actors in Japanese such as: Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Ewan McGregor and Mark Wahlberg's roles. In 2003, he and Fumihiko Tachiki to form the band "2Hearts", Tachiki was previously in another band under the name of "Takada Band" along with Ami Mimatsu, one of their works being the opening theme of Blue Seed. He attended Katsuta Voice Actor's Academy with Kotono Mitsuishi, Chisa Yokoyama, Wataru Takagi, Sachiko Sugawara, and Michiko Neya. Because of his deep voice, he is often cast as imposing characters.

  6. Masato Furuoya

    Masato Furuoya


    Masato Furuoya (古尾谷雅人 Furuoya Masato, May 14, 1957 – March 25, 2003) was a Japanese actor. He won the award for best actor at the 2nd Yokohama Film Festival and at the 5th Hochi Film Award for Disciples of Hippocrates and at the 12th Yokohama Film Festival for Uchū no hōsoku. He committed suicide on March 25, 2003 by hanging himself.

  7. Yûji Oda

    Yûji Oda


    Yūji Oda (織田 裕二 Oda Yūji, born December 13, 1967 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa) is a Japanese actor and singer. He is one of Japan's 11 most popular male entertainers, according to an NHK survey taken in 2004.

  8. Osamu Kido

    Osamu Kido


    Osamu Kido (木戸 修 Kido Osamu) is a Japanese professional wrestler who wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling. He participated in the foundation of New Japan of 1972 and the foundation of UWF in 1984. In 2005, after four years in retirement, Kido returned to the ring.

  9. Mayumi Narita

    Mayumi Narita


    Mayumi Narita (成田 真由美 Narita Mayumi, born August 27, 1970 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa) is a Japanese swimmer, described as "one of the world’s best Paralympic athletes" by the International Paralympic Committee. Japan Today has described her as a "swimming sensation perhaps as great as the Thorpedo but whose name few know". She has won 15 gold medals at the Paralympics, and 20 total.

  10. Hiro Saito

    Hiro Saito


    Hiroyuki Saito (斎藤 弘幸) (born May 25, 1961 in Kawasaki, Japan) is a professional wrestler best known by the shortened name of Hiro Saito (ヒロ 斉藤).

  11. Kunihiko Tanaka

    Kunihiko Tanaka


    Kunihiko Tanaka (田中 久仁彦 Tanaka Kunihiko, born August 12, 1970) is a Japanese artist, manga artist, and character designer. He designed the characters for Xenogears and Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht, and Xenoblade Chronicles X, as well as character concept design for the anime Key the Metal Idol. He wrote the manga adaptation of Ruin Explorers. Tanaka also designed Mail in the 1994 game, Popful Mail.

  12. Miki Sumiyoshi

    Miki Sumiyoshi


    Miki Sumiyoshi (住吉美紀 Sumiyoshi Miki, born 1973) is a freelance Japanese announcer. She worked for the public broadcaster NHK. Miki was born in Kawasaki, and moved with her family to Seattle, Washington in the United States. She returned to Japan while in elementary school, and completed junior high school in Kobe. She then moved to Vancouver in Canada, graduating from high school, and again to Japan, where she attended and graduated from International Christian University.

  13. Takayuki Morimoto

    Takayuki Morimoto


    Takayuki Morimoto (森本 貴幸 Morimoto Takayuki, born 7 May 1988) is a Japanese footballer who plays for Kawasaki Frontale in the J1 League.

  14. Harumi Tsuyuzaki

    Harumi Tsuyuzaki


    Harumi Tsuyuzaki (露崎春女, aka Lyrico; born April 11, 1974 in Kawasaki[1], Kanagawa, Japan) is a female Japanese pop, R&B, soul singer and songwriter. Shortly after her debut in 1995, she achieved a fame as an extraordinarily talented singer. With her astonishing vocal skills and unique songwriting talent, Harumi has captivated her fans for more than a decade.

  15. Noriyuki Higashiyama

    Noriyuki Higashiyama


    Noriyuki Higashiyama (東山 紀之 Higashiyama Noriyuki, born September 30, 1966 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan) is a singer, actor, and member of the Japanese pop idol group Shonentai. On October 24, 2010, he married to actress Yoshino Kimura.

  16. Shigefumi Matsuzawa

    Shigefumi Matsuzawa


    Shigefumi Matsuzawa (松沢 成文 Matsuzawa Shigefumi, born April 2, 1958) is the governor of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. A native of Kawasaki, Kanagawa and graduate of Keio University, he had served in the assembly of Kanagawa Prefecture for two terms since 1987 and in the House of Representatives in the Diet of Japan for three terms since 1993. He was first elected governor of Kanagawa prefecture in 2003. During his time as a graduate student at the Matsushita School of Government, Matsuzawa lived in Frederick, Maryland for a year and worked in the office of then-U. S. Congresswoman Beverly Byron (D-MD), studying the 1984 U.S. presidential election, which became the subject of a book he wrote and published in Japan in 1985.

  17. Takamisugi Takakatsu

    Takamisugi Takakatsu


    Takamisugi Takakatsu (born 1 March 1961 as Takashi Kanao) is a former sumo wrestler from Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. His highest rank was komusubi. He is now a coach at Takanohana stable.

  18. Seiji Oko

    Seiji Oko


    Seiji Oko (大古 誠司 Ōko Seiji , born 15 February 1948) is a former volleyball player from Japan, who was a member of the Japan Men's National Team that won the gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

  19. Kazunori Kubota

    Kazunori Kubota


    Kazunori Kubota (窪田 和則 Kubota Kazunori, born 13 December 1975) is a Japanese judoka.

  20. Norifumi Yamamoto

    Norifumi Yamamoto


    Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto (山本徳郁 Yamamoto Norifumi, born March 15, 1977) is a Japanese mixed martial artist and kickboxer who competes in the Bantamweight division of the UFC. He quickly gained popularity in the Shooto organization due to his aggressive, well-rounded style and controversial persona. He moved on to K-1 HERO'S, where he became the K-1 HERO's 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion in December, 2005 after defeating Genki Sudo via a controversial TKO due to punches.

  21. Eri Yoshida

    Eri Yoshida


    Eri Yoshida (吉田 えり Yoshida Eri, born January 17, 1992, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese professional baseball player. She plays as a sidearm knuckleball pitcher for the Ishikawa Million Stars of the independent Baseball Challenge League. In 2008, at the age of 16, she became the first female drafted by a Japanese men's professional baseball team.

  22. Noriko Tsukase

    Noriko Tsukase


    Noriko Tsukase (つかせのりこ, December 23, 1945 – May 15, 1989) was a Japanese voice actress and chanson singer active during the 1970s and 1980s.

  23. Takayuki Ohira

    Takayuki Ohira


    Takayuki Ohira (大平 貴之 Ōhira Takayuki, born March 11, 1970) is a Japanese engineer and the creator of the Megastar, a planetarium projector which was recorded in Guinness World Records as the planetarium projector that can project the highest number of stars in the world.

  24. Hirokazu Ibata

    Hirokazu Ibata


    Hirokazu Ibata (Japanese:井端 弘和, born May 12, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese professional baseball player in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He plays second base for the Yomiuri Giants but is able to play at other positions.

  25. Kaoru Abe

    Kaoru Abe


    Kaoru Abe (阿部 薫 Abe Kaoru) was an influential Japanese avant-garde alto saxophonist, who is often regarded as having the greatest abrasive saxophone sound. Self-taught at a young age, Abe performed with notables such as Motoharu Yoshizawa, Takehisa Kosugi, Yosuke Yamashita, Derek Bailey, and Milford Graves, although he generally performed solo. He was married to the author Izumi Suzuki, and a cousin to singer Kyu Sakamoto. He was depicted in the film Endless Waltz by Kōji Wakamatsu. He is not to be confused with the Japanese actor Kaoru Abe.

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