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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
Yuko Kavaguti age 36

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Wong Pei Tty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Wong Pei Tty age 36

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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
Ryoko Tani age 42

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Saori Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Saori Yoshida age 35

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Madoka Harada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Madoka Harada age 32

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Maki Tabata is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Maki Tabata age 43

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Tae Satoya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Tae Satoya age 41

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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
Fumie Suguri age 37

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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
Miki Ando age 30

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Mao Asada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Mao Asada age 27

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Eri Yanetani is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Eri Yanetani age 33

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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
Masako Ishida age 37

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Chiharu Icho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Chiharu Icho age 36

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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
Yuka Fujimori age 31

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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
Nobuko Fukuda age 37

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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
Ai Sugiyama age 42

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Aiko Uemura is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Aiko Uemura age 38

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Mai Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Mai Nakamura age 38

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Homare Sawa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Homare Sawa age 39

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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
Kaori Icho age 33

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Maki Tsukada is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Maki Tsukada age 35

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Ayumi Morita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Ayumi Morita age 27

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Ai Fukuhara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Ai Fukuhara age 29

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Ayako Tsubaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Ayako Tsubaki age 48

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

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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
Midori Ito age 48

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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
Sayuri Osuga age 37

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

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Ai Shibata is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Ai Shibata age 35

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Kyoko Hamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Kyoko Hamaguchi age 39

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

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

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Masae Ueno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Masae Ueno age 38

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Akiko Kawase is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Japan
Akiko Kawase age 37

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