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

Examples of people on this list include Shinya Yamanaka and Shuji Nakamura.

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

Use this list of renowned Japanese professors to discover some new professors 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. (26 items)
Akira Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors from Japan
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Akira Suzuki is a Japanese chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, who first published the Suzuki reaction, the organic reaction of an aryl- or vinyl-boronic acid with an aryl- or vinyl-halide catalyzed by a palladium complex, in 1979. ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: Mukawa, Japan

Profession: Professor

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Ei-ichi Negishi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from Japan
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Ei-ichi Negishi is a Japanese chemist who has spent most of his career at Purdue University in the United States. He is best known for his discovery of the Negishi coupling. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for palladium catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis" jointly with ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: Manchuria, China

Profession: Chemist, Professor

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Heizō Takenaka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from Japan
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Heizō Takenaka is a Japanese economist and retired politician, last serving as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services in the cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. As of July 2007, he is a professor at Keio University and ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: Wakayama, Japan

Profession: Politician, Professor, Economist

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Hiroshi Aramata is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professors from Japan
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Hiroshi Aramata is a Japanese author, renowned bibliophile, translator and specialist in natural history and cartography. His most popular novel was Teito Monogatari, which has sold over 5 million copies in Japan alone. ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Profession: Actor, Translator, Writer

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