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

List ranges from Koichi Wakata to Chiaki Mukai, plus much more.

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

Use this list of renowned Japanese astronauts to discover some new astronauts 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. (10 items)
Akihiko Hoshide is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Astronauts from Japan
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Akihiko Hoshide is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. On August 30, 2012, Hoshide became the third Japanese astronaut to walk in space. ...more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Setagaya, Japan

Profession: Astronaut, Engineer

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Chiaki Mukai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Astronauts from Japan
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Chiaki Mukai is a Japanese doctor, and JAXA astronaut. She was the first Japanese woman in space, and was the first Japanese citizen to have two spaceflights. Both were Space Shuttle missions; her first was STS-65 aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in July 1994, which was a Spacelab mission. Her second ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Tatebayashi, Japan

Profession: Astronaut

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Koichi Wakata is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Astronauts from Japan
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Koichi Wakata is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. Wakata is a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle missions, a Russian Soyuz mission and a long-duration stay on the International Space Station. During a nearly two decade career in spaceflight he has logged more than eleven months in space. ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Ōmiya, Saitama

Profession: Pilot, Flight engineer, Astronaut

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Mamoru Mohri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Astronauts from Japan
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Mamoru "Mark" Mohri, AM is a Japanese scientist, a former NASDA astronaut, and a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions. ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Yoichi, Japan

Profession: Astronaut, Engineer

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