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List of famous alumni from Hitotsubashi University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Hitotsubashi University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Hitotsubashi University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Hitotsubashi 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 Hitotsubashi University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Shintaro Ishihara and Heizo Takenaka.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hitotsubashi University?” and “Which celebrities are Hitotsubashi University alumni?”
Shintaro Ishihara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hitotsubashi University Alumni
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Shintaro Ishihara is a Japanese politician and author who was Governor of Tokyo from 1999 to 2012. His arts career included a prize-winning novel, best-sellers and work also in theater, film and journalism. His 1989 book, The Japan That Can Say No, co-authored with Sony chairman Akio Morita, called on the authors' countrymen to stand up to the United States. After an early career in the arts, he served for more than 25 years in the Parliament, leaving after the Tokyo subway attack in 1995. He subsequently served as Governor of Tokyo from April 1999 to October 2012, resigning to briefly co-lead the Sunrise Party, and then the Japan Restoration Party. He was elected to the Japanese lower house ...more

Age: 85

Birthplace: Japan, Keihanshin

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Heizō Takenaka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hitotsubashi University Alumni
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Heizō Takenaka is a Japanese economist and retired politician, last serving as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services in the cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. As of July 2007, he is a professor at Keio University and an advisor for other academic institutions and companies. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Wakayama, Japan

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Koji Omi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hitotsubashi University Alumni
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Koji Omi

Kōji Omi is a Japanese politician, served as Minister of Finance in the first Cabinet of Shinzō Abe, from 2006 to 2007. Omi was born in Numata, Gunma Prefecture and graduated with a degree in Commerce from Hitotsubashi University. He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and later served as consul general of Japan in New York City and as Director of the Small Business Administration. He resigned from the bureaucracy in 1982 to run for office, and was elected to the Diet of Japan in 1983. Omi was appointed as Director of the Economic Planning Agency in 1997 and briefly as a state minister under Junichiro Koizumi in 2001. He was on a mission to the United States during the ...more

Age: 85

Birthplace: Gunma Prefecture, Japan

Masayoshi Ōhira is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hitotsubashi University Alumni
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Masayoshi Ōhira was a Japanese politician and the 68th and 69th Prime Minister of Japan from 7 December 1978 to 12 June 1980. Ōhira was the most recent Japanese prime minister to die in office. He was born in present day Kan'onji, Kagawa and attended Hitotsubashi University. ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1910-1980)

Birthplace: Kan'onji, Japan

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