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List of notable or famous entrepreneurs from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top entrepreneurs born in Japan and even some popular entrepreneurs who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese entrepreneurs then this list is the perfect resource for you. These entrepreneurs are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known entrepreneur from Japan is included when available.

Victoria Principal and Joi Ito are included on this list along with many more.

This historic entrepreneurs from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese entrepreneurs of note?" and "Who are the most famous entrepreneurs from Japan?" These prominent entrepreneurs of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese entrepreneurs.

Use this list of renowned Japanese entrepreneurs to discover some new entrepreneurs that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (16 items)
Daisuke Enomoto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Japan
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Daisuke Enomoto


Daisuke Enomoto is a Japanese businessman and former livedoor executive who hoped to become the fourth space tourist. He had trained at Star City, Moscow in Russia to fly with two members of Expedition 14 on board Soyuz TMA-9, which was launched on September 18, 2006. However, on August 21, 2006, a ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Matsudo, Japan

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Fusajiro Yamauchi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Japan
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Fusajiro Yamauchi was a Japanese entrepreneur who founded the company that is now known as Nintendo Company Limited. Yamauchi lived in Kyoto, Japan and had a daughter, Tei Yamauchi. ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1859-1940)

Birthplace: Kyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

Profession: Entrepreneur

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Isao Okawa


Isao Okawa was a Japanese businessman and the former Chairman of Sega. ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1926-2001)

Birthplace: Osaka, Japan

Profession: Entrepreneur

Joi Ito is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from Japan
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Joichi Ito is in charge of international and mobility development for Technorati. He is founder and CEO of Neoteny, a venture capital firm which is the lead investor in Six Apart, and is on the board of Creative Commons. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Kyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

Profession: Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist

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