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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Keio University and be of some renown.

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

Everything from Sho Sakurai to Tsuyoshi Inukai is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Keio University?” and “Which celebrities are Keio University alumni?”

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Tsuyoshi Inukai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Politician Inukai Tsuyoshi was a Japanese politician, cabinet minister, and Prime Minister of Japan from 13 December 1931 to 15 May 1932.

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Akihiko Hoshide is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Akihiko Hoshide is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. On August 30, 2012, Hoshide became the third Japanese astronaut to walk in space.

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Katsuaki Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Katsuaki Watanabe is senior advisor at Toyota Motor Corporation. He was president and CEO of the company before Akio Toyoda assumed those positions on June 23, 2009. Watanabe, who earned a ...more

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Yohji Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Fashion designer, Costume Designer Yōji Yamamoto is an award winning and influential Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. He is considered to be a master tailor, alongside those such as Madeleine Vionnet and is ...more

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Sho Sakurai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Spokesperson, Master of Ceremonies, Songwriter Sho Sakurai is a Japanese idol, singer, songwriter, actor, newscaster, host and former radio host. He is a member of Japanese boy band Arashi. Sakurai began his career in the entertainment ...more

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Toshio Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Editor, Businessperson, Film Producer Toshio Suzuki is a film producer of anime and a long-time colleague of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the former president of Studio Ghibli. Suzuki is renowned as one of Japan's most successful ...more

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Akio Toyoda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Businessperson Akio Toyoda is the president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. He received his MBA from Babson College.

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Ryutaro Hashimoto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Ryutaro Hashimoto Politician Ryutaro Hashimoto was a Japanese politician who served as the 82nd and 83rd Prime Minister of Japan from 11 January 1996 to 30 July 1998. He was the leader of one of the largest factions within ...more

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Junichiro Koizumi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Politician Junichiro Koizumi is a Japanese politician who was the 87th Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. He retired from politics when his term in parliament ended in 2009, and was the fifth ...more

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Tatsuji Nomura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Tatsuji Nomura Scientist 'Tatsuji Nomura M.D., Ph.D. was a pioneer in the development of laboratory animals with the aim of assuring reproducibility of experimental results in medical research. He was Director of the ...more

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Koichi Tohei is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Martial artist, Sensei Koichi Tohei was a 10th Dan aikidoka and founder of the Ki Society and its style of aikido, officially Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, but commonly known as Ki-Aikido.

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Rei Kawakubo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garçons.

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Isao Tomita is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Composer Isao Tomita, often known simply as Tomita, is a Japanese music composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music, and as one of the most famous producers of analog ...more

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Ted Nelson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Sociologist, Philosopher Theodor Holm Nelson is an American pioneer of information technology, philosopher, and sociologist. He coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia" in 1963, and published ...more

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Nishiwaki Junzaburo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Writer Junzaburō Nishiwaki was a contemporary Japanese poet and literary critic, active in Shōwa period Japan, specializing in modernism, Dadaism and surrealism. He was also a noted painter of

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Yoshio Taniguchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Architect Yoshio Taniguchi is a Japanese architect best known for his redesign of the Museum of Modern Art in New York which was reopened November 20, 2004.

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Shūsaku Endō is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Shūsaku Endō was a Japanese author who wrote from the rare perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic. Together with Junnosuke Yoshiyuki, Shōtarō Yasuoka, Junzo Shono, Hiroyuki Agawa, Ayako Sono, ...more

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Shigefumi Matsuzawa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Shigefumi Matsuzawa Politician Shigefumi Matsuzawa is the governor of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. A native of Kawasaki, Kanagawa and graduate of Keio University, he had served in the assembly of Kanagawa Prefecture for two ...more

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Hiroaki Aoki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Actor Hiroaki Aoki, known in the United States by the Anglicized name Rocky Aoki, was a Japanese-born American wrestler and restaurateur.

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Hiro Mizushima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Model, Actor, Writer Hiro Mizushima, is a Japanese actor, producer, writer, and creative director. He appeared in a number of Japanese TV dramas, including Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e and Zettai ...more

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Yōjirō Ishizaka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Yōjirō Ishizaka was an influential and popular novelist of post-World War II Japan.

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Kengo Kuma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Architect Kengo Kuma is a much acclaimed Japanese architect.

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Ichirō Ozawa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Politician, Strategist Ichirō Ozawa is a Japanese politician and has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1969, representing the Iwate 4th district. He is often dubbed the "Shadow Shogun" due ...more

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Shigeru Ishiba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Shigeru Ishiba Politician Shigeru Ishiba is a Japanese politician. Ishiba is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party and of Heisei-Kenkyukai until 2011. He was Minister of Defense from 2007 to 2008 and was also Minister ...more

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Sho-Chieh Tsiang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Sho-Chieh Tsiang is a Chinese-American economist. He was born in China but resided primarily in the United States from 1949 until his death. He also resided in Taiwan in 1948 and in the 1980s. ...more

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Takeo Hiranuma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Takeo Hiranuma Politician Takeo Hiranuma is a Japanese politician and chairperson of the Party for Future Generations.

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Akihiko Noro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Akihiko Noro Politician Akihiko Noro is the governor of Mie Prefecture in Japan. A native of Iitaka, Mie, he attended Keio University for undergraduate study and received a master's degree from it. Before elected ...more

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Koji Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer Koji Suzuki is a Japanese writer, who was born in Hamamatsu and currently lives in Tokyo. Suzuki is the author of the Ring novels, which has been adapted into a manga series. He has written ...more

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Tamisuke Watanuki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Tamisuke Watanuki Politician Tamisuke Watanuki is a Japanese politician from the Toyama Prefecture. He started his own export-import company at age 28. He graduated from the Department of Economics at Keio University and ...more

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Mariya Takeuchi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Lyricist, Composer, Singer Mariya Takeuchi is a Japanese singer and songwriter from Taisha, Shimane, Japan.

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Minoru Shibuya is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Minoru Shibuya Screenwriter, Film Director Minoru Shibuya was a Japanese film director.

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Yujiro Ishihara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Yujiro Ishihara was a Japanese actor and singer born in Kobe. His elder brother is Shintaro Ishihara, an author, politician, and the Governor of Tokyo between 1999 and 2012. Yujiro's film debut ...more

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Sanzo Nosaka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Politician Sanzo Nosaka was a founder of the Japanese Communist Party who worked for periods as a writer, editor, labor organizer, communist agent, politician, and university professor. He was the son of a ...more

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Takitarō Minakami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Novelist, Writer Takitarō Minakami was the pen-name of Abe Shōzō, a Japanese novelist and literary critic active during the Shōwa period of Japan.

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Kyuzo Mifune is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Kyuzo Mifune Kyuzo Mifune has been categorized as one of the greatest exponents of the art of judo after the founder, Kanō Jigorō. He is considered by many to be the greatest judo technician ever, after

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Jun Murai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Jun Murai Computer scientist Jun Murai is a Japanese computer scientist, known as "the father of Japan's Internet". A professor at Keio University, Murai is the founder of JUNET and founder of the WIDE Project. ...more

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Ichizō Kobayashi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Ichizō Kobayashi Ichizō Kobayashi, occasionally referred to by his pseudonym Itsuō, was a Japanese industrialist. He is best known as the founder of Hankyu Railway, Takarazuka Revue, and Toho. He was a supporter ...more

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Nobuhide Minorikawa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Nobuhide Minorikawa Politician Nobuhide Minorikawa is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. A native of Ōmagari, Akita, he attended Keio University and ...more

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Shintaro Ito is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Shintaro Ito Politician Shintaro Ito is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. A native of Tokyo and graduate of Keio University, he received his ...more

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Naoki Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Naoki Tanaka Politician Naoki Tanaka is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet, from Niigata Prefectural electorate. He is a native of Kanazawa, ...more

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Tigarah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Master of Ceremonies Tigarah, is a Japanese rapper whose music contains elements of Grime, Crunk, Baltimore Club, Miami Base, Ghetto Tech, Glitch Hop, Old school hip-hop and pop. and she raps and sings in English, ...more

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Akihiko Miyoshi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni

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Fiona Graham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Anthropologist, Geisha, Film Director Fiona Caroline Graham is an Australian anthropologist who works as a geisha in Japan. She made her formal debut as a geisha in 2007 in the Asakusa district of Tokyo under the name Sayuki. She ...more

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Shoji Kawamori is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Designer Shōji Kawamori is a Japanese anime creator, screenwriter and mecha designer.

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Ken Sakamura is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Professor Ken Sakamura is a Japanese professor in Information science at the University of Tokyo. He is the creator of the real-time operating system architecture TRON. In 2001, he shared the Takeda Award ...more

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Tarisa Watanagase is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Tarisa Watanagase Tarisa Watanagase is a former governor of the Bank of Thailand. She succeeded Pridiyathorn Devakula, who was appointed finance minister in the interim government. Tarisa was an assistant ...more

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Haruhiko Mikimoto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Mangaka, Illustrator, Animator Haruhiko Mikimoto is a Japanese anime character designer, illustrator and manga artist. Mostly active during the 1980s, during that decade he rose to prominence and is considered one of the top ...more

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Ryo Fukawa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Musician, Actor Ryō Fukawa is a Japanese comedian and Musician. He belongs to Watanabe Entertainment. On television he generally takes minor roles and is characterized by his childlike temperament and boyish ...more

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Yotaro Kobayashi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Yotaro Kobayashi Yotaro Kobayashi, born April 1933 in England, is former chairman of the Fuji Xerox company, a joint venture between Fujifilm and Xerox. He serves Pacific Asia chairman of the Trilateral ...more

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Joji Obara is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Keio University Alumni
Joji Obara Joji Obara is a Korean-Japanese man who has been convicted of committing multiple rapes in Japan. Most notoriously, he was accused, but not convicted, of raping and murdering Australian national ...more