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

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

List features Nagisa Oshima, Fumimaro Konoe and more graduates.

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

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Shirō Ishii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Shirō Ishii Physician

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Fumimaro Konoe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Fumimaro Konoe Politician

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Hideki Yukawa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Hideki Yukawa Physicist

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Hitoshi Motoshima is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Hitoshi Motoshima Politician, Teacher

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Tetsuji Takechi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Tetsuji Takechi Theatre Director, Author, Actor

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Susumu Tonegawa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Susumu Tonegawa Professor, Scientist

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Ryōji Noyori is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Ryōji Noyori Chemist

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Motojirō Kajii is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni

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Frank Hsieh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Frank Hsieh Politician, Lawyer

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Kazumi Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Kazumi Takahashi Novelist

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Heisuke Hironaka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Heisuke Hironaka Mathematician

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Keiji Nishitani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Keiji Nishitani Writer, Philosopher

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Ooka Shohei is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Ooka Shohei Novelist, Writer

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Hirohiko Izumida is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Hirohiko Izumida Politician

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Akimitsu Takagi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Akimitsu Takagi Novelist

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Seiji Maehara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Seiji Maehara Politician

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Motoo Kimura is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Motoo Kimura Scientist

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Sin-Itiro Tomonaga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga Physicist

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Kenichi Fukui is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Kenichi Fukui Chemist

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Issei Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Issei Yamamoto Astronomer

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Naoto Tajima is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni

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Shigefumi Mori is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Shigefumi Mori Mathematician

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Bruno Gollnisch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Bruno Gollnisch Politician, Lawyer

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Akihiro Ota is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Akihiro Ota Politician

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Donald Keene is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Donald Keene Interpreter, Professor, Author

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Nagisa Oshima is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Nagisa Oshima Screenwriter, Film Director

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Kinji Imanishi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Kinji Imanishi Scientist

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Kisho Kurokawa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Kisho Kurokawa Architect, Writer

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Michio Morishima is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Michio Morishima Economist

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Sakyo Komatsu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Sakyo Komatsu Screenwriter, Actor, Writer

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Aida Yūji is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Aida Yūji Writer

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Bunmei Ibuki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Bunmei Ibuki Politician

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Junichiro Itani is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Junichiro Itani Scientist

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Shizuto Masunaga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Shizuto Masunaga Writer

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Masahide Kanzaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Masahide Kanzaki

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Hidekatsu Yoshii is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Hidekatsu Yoshii Politician

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Kōichi Kido is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Kōichi Kido Politician

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Hiroshi Noma is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Hiroshi Noma Writer

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Takeshi Umehara is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Takeshi Umehara Writer, Philosopher

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Hideyuki Sakai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Hideyuki Sakai

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Yasushi Inoue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Yasushi Inoue Poet, Novelist, Essayist

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Keiichiro Hirano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Keiichiro Hirano Novelist

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Masahisa Fujita is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Masahisa Fujita Economist

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Masayoshi Hamada is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Masayoshi Hamada Politician

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Sachio Semmoto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Sachio Semmoto

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Yoshitaka Murata is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Yoshitaka Murata Politician

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Hiroshi Okamura is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Hiroshi Okamura Mathematician

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Satoshi Inoue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Satoshi Inoue Politician

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Isamu Akasaki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Isamu Akasaki Scientist

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Takahisa Zeze is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Kyoto University Alumni
Takahisa Zeze Screenwriter, Film Director