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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