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List of famous alumni from Gakushuin University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Gakushuin University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Gakushuin University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Gakushuin University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Gakushuin University.

List features graduates like Yoko Ono, Hayao Miyazaki and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Gakushuin University?” and “Which celebrities are Gakushuin University alumni?”
Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gakushuin University Alumni
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Yoko Ono, is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, and peace activist. She is the widow and second wife of John Lennon and is also known for her work in avant-garde art, music, and filmmaking. Ono grew up in Tokyo, and studied at Gakushuin University while her family moved to the US to escape the war. They reunited in 1953, and after some time at Sarah Lawrence College, she became involved in New York City's downtown artists scene, including the Fluxus group. She first met Lennon in 1966 at her own art exhibition in London, and they became a couple in 1968. Ono and Lennon famously used their honeymoon as a stage for public protests against the Vietnam War with their Bed-Ins for Peace in ...more

Age: 85

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Hayao Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gakushuin University Alumni
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Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, and American directors Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles. Born in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Miyazaki began his animation career in 1963, when he joined Toei Animation. From there, Miyazaki worked as an in-between artist for Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon, where he ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Crown Prince Naruhito is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gakushuin University Alumni
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Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan is the eldest son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, which makes him the heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan. ...more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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Tarō Asō is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gakushuin University Alumni
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Tarō Asō is a Japanese politician, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Asō was the 92nd Prime Minister of Japan serving from September 2008 to September 2009, and was defeated in the August 2009 election. He has served in the House of Representatives since 1979. He was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007, and was Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party briefly in 2007 and in 2008. He was President of the LDP from 2008 to 2009. His successor, Sadakazu Tanigaki, was chosen on 28 September 2009. After the LDP's victory in the 2012 general election under Shinzō Abe he was appointed to the cabinet as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and State ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Iizuka, Japan

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