Japanese People Famous Engineers from Japan

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

A list made up of people like Soichi Noguchi and Takao Doi.

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

Use this list of renowned Japanese engineers to discover some new engineers 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. (21 items)
Akihiko Hoshide is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers 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 on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Setagaya, Japan

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Akira Fujimoto

Hideo Itokawa was a pioneer of Japanese rocketry and of the Japanese space program. In Japan, he was popularly known as Dr. Rocket, and he has been described in the media as the father of Japanese space development. The asteroid 25143 Itokawa, named in honor of Itokawa, is notable as the target of the Hayabusa mission. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1912-1999)

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Hidetsugu Yagi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from Japan
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Hidetsugu Yagi

Hidetsugu Yagi was a Japanese electrical engineer from Osaka. When working at Tohoku University, he wrote several articles that introduced a new antenna design by his colleague Shintaro Uda to the English-speaking world. The Yagi antenna, patented in 1926, allows directional communication using electromagnetic waves, and is now installed on millions of houses throughout the world for radio and television reception. He also tried, unsuccessfully, to introduce a wireless power transmission system. He participated in establishing the Chiba Institute of Technology. He was the fourth president of Osaka University from February 1946 to December 1946. In 1942, he became Director of the Industrial ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1886-1976)

Birthplace: Osaka, Japan