People from Sakai, Osaka

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  1. Reon Kadena

    Reon Kadena


    Reon Kadena (かでな れおん Kadena Reon), also known as Leon Kadena or Minamo Kusano, is a Japanese glamour model and actress

  2. Nana Natsume

    Nana Natsume


    Nana Natsume (夏目ナナ Natsume Nana) is a Japanese film actress, a former AV idol and a well-known celebrity in Japan.

  3. Akiko Yosano

    Akiko Yosano


    Akiko Yosano (与謝野 晶子 Yosano Akiko, Seiji: 與謝野 晶子, 7 December 1878 – 29 May 1942) was the pen-name of a Japanese author, poet, pioneering feminist, pacifist, and social reformer, active in the late Meiji period as well as the Taishō and early Shōwa periods of Japan. Her name at birth was Shō Hō (鳳 志よう Hō Shō). She is one of the most famous, and most controversial, post-classical woman poets of Japan.

  4. Rina Aiuchi

    Rina Aiuchi


    Rina Aiuchi (愛内 里菜 Aiuchi Rina) born July 31, 1980 in Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japan is a retired female Japanese popular music singer. She wrote her own lyrics to her songs and self-produced in the last few years before retirement. She was previously affiliated with the Giza Studio recording label.

  5. Kenzo Tange

    Kenzo Tange


    Kenzō Tange (丹下 健三 Tange Kenzō, 4 September 1913 – 22 March 2005) was a Japanese architect, and winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. He was one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, combining traditional Japanese styles with modernism, and designed major buildings on five continents. Tange was also an influential patron of the Metabolist movement. He said: "It was, I believe, around 1959 or at the beginning of the sixties that I began to think about what I was later to call structuralism", (cited in Plan 2/1982, Amsterdam), a reference to the architectural movement known as Dutch Structuralism.

  6. Musashi (kickboxer)

    Musashi (kickboxer)


    Akio Mori (森 昭生 Mori Akio, born October 17, 1972), better known by the name Musashi (武蔵), is a retired professional Japanese Heavyweight karateka and kickboxer. He is a four-time K-1 Japan tournament champion, a former WAKO Heavyweight Muay Thai champion and two-time K-1 World Grand Prix finalist. He announced his retirement and decided to end his 14-year professional career at a press conference in Tokyo on August 26, 2009.

  7. Yasuko Sawaguchi

    Yasuko Sawaguchi


    Yasuko Sawaguchi (沢口 靖子 Sawaguchi Yasuko, born June 11, 1965 in Sakai, Osaka, Japan), is a Japanese actress.

  8. Ayumi Beppu

    Ayumi Beppu


    Ayumi Beppu (別府 あゆみ Beppu Ayumi, born June 14, 1983) is a Japanese actress and tarento from Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. She is chiefly known for her role as Houka Ozu/Magi Pink (小津 芳香/マジピンク Ozu Hōka/Maji Pinku) in Mahou Sentai Magiranger.

  9. Tomoka Kurotani

    Tomoka Kurotani


    Kurotani Tomoka (黒谷友香; born 11 December 1975 in Sakai, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese actress. She starred as the femme fatale female ninja Kagero in Shinobi Heart Under Blade.

  10. Norio Wakamoto

    Norio Wakamoto


    Norio Wakamoto (若本 規夫 Wakamoto Norio, born October 18, 1945) is a Japanese voice actor affiliated with the Sigma Seven Talent Agency. He was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and was raised in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. He graduated from Waseda University.

  11. Peter Tothpal

    Peter Tothpal


    Shinnosuke Ikehata (池畑 慎之介 Ikehata Shinnosuke) (born August 8, 1952 in Sakai, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese singer, dancer and actor who has appeared in Akira Kurosawa's Ran and Toshio Matsumoto's Bara no Sōretsu. Ikehata also uses his stage name of Peter (ピーター Pītā) when he appears on TV variety shows and musical revues. Always seen dancing with tight shirts and pants at dancing clubs, he adopted the stage name when he was 16 after his style of dress and dance which was said to resemble Peter Pan. One of Japan's most famous gay entertainers, Peter's androgynous appearance has enabled him to often play transvestite characters and he often appears on stage in women's clothing.

  12. Yutaka Fukushima

    Yutaka Fukushima


    Yutaka Fukushima (福島 豊 Fukushima Yutaka, born January 4, 1958) is a Japanese politician of the New Komeito Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He was born in Sakai, Osaka but grew up in Saitama Prefecture. A graduate of Kyoto University, he worked as a doctor in Kyoto for ten years. In 1993 he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time.

  13. Mori Chack

    Mori Chack


    Mori Chack (森チャック Mori Chakku, born on March 23, 1973) is the artist name of a Japanese graphic designer, who was born in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. He is famous for his Chax product line, and especially the character Gloomy Bear, a 2 m tall, violent, pink bear that eats humans. The design is an antithesis to the excessively cute products produced by Disney, Sanrio's Hello Kitty, and other companies. Mori Chack believes that humans and animals are incompatible, and an animal is wild by nature. This is expressed most pronouncedly by the Gloomy Bear, which is often shown blood stained and attacking humans. Gloomy Bear is also available in different colors with slightly different designs. There is also a Space Invaders 30th anniversary gloomy bear.

  14. Kantarō Suzuki

    Kantarō Suzuki


    Baron Kantarō Suzuki (鈴木 貫太郎, 18 January 1868 – 17 April 1948) was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, member and final leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association and 42nd Prime Minister of Japan from 7 April-17 August 1945.

  15. Nobuaki Kakuda

    Nobuaki Kakuda


    Nobuaki Kakuda (角田信朗 Kakuda Nobuaki, born April 11, 1961 in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture) is a Japanese Seidokaikan Karateka.

  16. Junji Sakamoto

    Junji Sakamoto


    Junji Sakamoto (阪本 順治 Sakamoto Junji, born October 1, 1958 in Sakai, Osaka) is a Japanese film director.

  17. Biba Sakurai

    Biba Sakurai


    Biba Sakurai (桜井 美馬 Sakurai Biba) (born 1989) is a Japanese short track speed skater. She competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She won a bronze medal in 1500 metres at the 2011 Asian Winter Games.

  18. Hiroki Ioka

    Hiroki Ioka


    Hiroki Ioka (井岡 弘樹, born January 8, 1969, in Sakai, Osaka, Japan) is a former WBC Minimumweight and WBA Lightweight champion. He was the first ever WBC Minimumweight champion, winning the title immediately after the minimumweight division was created.

  19. Nobuhiko Oshima

    Nobuhiko Oshima


    Nobuhiko Oshima (大島 伸彦 Ōshima Nobuhiko), (born November 15, 1977) better known by his ring name Cima (stylized in all capital letters and pronounced Shīma), is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for Dragon Gate.

  20. Yasuo Nishiguchi

    Yasuo Nishiguchi


    Yasuo Nishiguchi (西口 泰夫 Nishiguchi Yasuo, born 9 October 1943) is a Japanese businessman and former CEO of Kyocera Corporation.

  21. Kazunari Okayama

    Kazunari Okayama


    Kazunari Okayama (岡山 一成, born 24 April 1978 in Sakai, Osaka) or Kang Il-Sung (Korean: 강일성, Hanja: 康一成) is a Japanese football defender of Korean descent who plays for Nara Club in the Kansai Soccer League.

  22. Ekai Kawaguchi

    Ekai Kawaguchi


    Ekai Kawaguchi (河口慧海 Kawaguchi Ekai) (February 26, 1866 – February 24, 1945) was a Japanese Buddhist monk, famed for his four journeys to Nepal (in 1899, 1903, 1905 and 1913), and two to Tibet (July 4, 1900–June 15, 1902, 1913–1915), being the first recorded Japanese citizen to travel in either country.

  23. Akira Nagata

    Akira Nagata


    Akira Nagata (永田 彬 Nagata Akira, born January 22, 1985) is a Japanese vocalist and actor currently part of the J-pop group Run&Gun. He was born in Sakai, Osaka. He was part of the casts of Musical Air Gear with his fellow band members, a voice actor for Lovely Complex, and he also portrays Seigi Ozaki in the tokusatsu franchise Kamen Rider Den-O.

  24. Tosa Mitsuoki

    Tosa Mitsuoki


    Tosa Mitsuoki , November 21, 1617 – November 14, 1691) was a Japanese painter.

  25. Sen no Rikyū

    Sen no Rikyū


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