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List of famous Japanese inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest Japanese inventors that have helped make our lives easier by inventing things we use in our everyday lives. The inventions invented by each historic Japanese inventor are displayed next to the inventors name when available. These brilliant inventors from Japan can also be sorted by various bits of information, such as what year and where the inventor was born.

List includes Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Shuji Nakamura and more.

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Umetaro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Umetaro Suzuki Died at 69 (1874-1943)

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Yoshiro Nakamatsu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List

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Shuji Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List

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Shintaro Uda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Shintaro Uda Died at 80 (1896-1976)

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Kūkai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Kūkai Died at 61 (774-835)

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Hidetsugu Yagi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Hidetsugu Yagi Died at 90 (1886-1976)

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Momofuku Ando is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Momofuku Ando Died at 97 (1910-2007)

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Taro Takemi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Taro Takemi Died at 79 (1904-1983)

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Kikunae Ikeda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Kikunae Ikeda Died at 72 (1864-1936)

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Mamoru Imura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Mamoru Imura age 69

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Tokushichi Mishima is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Tokushichi Mishima Died at 82 (1893-1975)

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Kotaro Honda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Kotaro Honda Died at 84 (1870-1954)

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Yasujiro Niwa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Japanese Inventors List
Yasujiro Niwa Died at 82 (1893-1975)