Japanese People Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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List of popular female athletes from Japan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Japan has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Japanese female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Japan in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Japan in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

With athletes ranging from Akemi Matsuno to Mayumi Aoki, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Japan?" and "Who are the greatest female Japanese athletes?"

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Yuko Kavaguti is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 37

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Wong Pei Tty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 37

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Lena Frier Kristiansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Ryoko Tani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 43

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Saori Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 36

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Madoka Harada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 33

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Maki Tabata is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 44

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Tae Satoya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 42

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Miyuki Hatanaka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Fumie Suguri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 38

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Madoka Natsumi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Miki Ando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 31

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Mao Asada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 28

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Eri Yanetani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 34

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Tomoka Takeuchi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Shizuka Arakawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Masako Ishida is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 38

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Chiharu Icho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 37

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Chikako Fushimi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Yuka Fujimori is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 32

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Tomomi Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Nobuko Fukuda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 38

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Shiho Nakashima is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Kimiko Date-Krumm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Ai Sugiyama is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 43

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Aiko Uemura is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 39

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Mai Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 39

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Homare Sawa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
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Reiko Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Chikage Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Kaori Icho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 34

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Maki Tsukada is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 36

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Ayumi Morita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 28

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Ai Fukuhara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 30

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Ayako Tsubaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 49

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Mika Ozawa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 33

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Akiko Morigami is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Midori Ito is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
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Ayumi Tanimoto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Mizuki Noguchi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Naoko Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan

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Sayuri Osuga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
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Soko Yamaoka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 44

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Ai Shibata is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 36

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Kyoko Hamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Kyoko Hamaguchi age 40

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Hideko Maehata is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Died at 81 (1914-1995)

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Eiko Nakayama is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
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Masae Ueno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 39

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Akiko Kawase is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
age 38

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Ingrid Tørlen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan