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

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

This list below has everything from Takeshi Kitano to Ben Nighthorse Campbell.

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

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Osamu Mukai is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Osamu Mukai Actor Osamu Mukai is a Japanese actor. He was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He graduated from Meiji University.

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Takeshi Kitano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Takeshi Kitano Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Takeshi Kitano is a Japanese director, comedian, singer, actor, show host, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical ...more

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Tomohisa Yamashita is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Tomohisa Yamashita Singer-songwriter, Japanese idol, Tarento Tomohisa Yamashita, also widely known as Yamapi, is a Japanese idol, actor, singer, and TV host. Yamashita joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates as a trainee in 1996 and made ...more

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Showtaro Morikubo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Showtaro Morikubo Actor, Voice acting, Singer Showtaro Morikubo is a Japanese voice actor and singer who has voiced characters in anime, drama CDs, and video games. According to the Anime News Network and as of July 8, 2006, Morikubo has ...more

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Mao Inoue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Mao Inoue Actor Mao Inoue is an award-winning Japanese actress. She debuted as a U-15 idol in 1999. She is best known to Japanese television drama audiences as Akane Imai in Kids War and as Makino Tsukushi in ...more

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Keiko Kitagawa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Keiko Kitagawa Model, Actor Keiko Kitagawa is a Japanese actress and former model. She was an exclusive model for the Japanese Seventeen magazine from late 2003 to mid-2006, and left modeling when she left the magazine. ...more

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Yūji Mitsuya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Yūji Mitsuya Director of audiography, Tarento, Actor Yūji Mitsuya is a Japanese actor, voice actor, and sound supervisor from Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture who is affiliated with Bring Up. He graduated from Meiji University. He is best known for his ...more

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Ben Nighthorse Campbell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Ben Nighthorse Campbell Ben Nighthorse Campbell is an American politician. He was a U.S. Senator from Colorado from 1993 until 2005. Campbell was a three-term U.S. Representative from 1987 to 1993, when he was sworn ...more

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Ken Takakura is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Ken Takakura Actor Ken Takakura, born Goichi Oda, was a Japanese actor best known for his brooding style and the stoic presence he brought to his roles. He won the Japan Academy Prize four times, more than any ...more

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Noboru Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Noboru Tanaka Screenwriter, Film Director Noboru Tanaka was a Japanese film director known for his Roman Porno films, including three critically respected films known as the Showa trilogy: A Woman Called Sada Abe, Watcher in the Attic, ...more

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Yoshihide Otomo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Yoshihide Otomo Film Score Composer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist Yoshihide Ohtomo is a film score composer.

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Masaaki Hatsumi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Masaaki Hatsumi Actor Masaaki Hatsumi, formerly Yoshiaki Hatsumi, is the founder of the Bujinkan Organization and claims to be the current Togakure-ryū Soke. He currently resides and teaches in Noda, Chiba, Japan.

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Keiichiro Koyama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Keiichiro Koyama Actor, Singer Keiichiro Koyama is a Japanese musician and leader of the Johnny's Entertainment group NEWS.

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Ren Osugi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Ren Osugi Actor Ren Osugi, born Takashi Osugi, is a Japanese actor. For his work in Cure, Hana-bi and other films, Osugi was given the Best Supporting Actor award at the 1999 Yokohama Film Festival. He often ...more

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Mamoru Shinozaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Mamoru Shinozaki Author Mamoru Shinozaki, a former Japanese diplomat was convicted and jailed by the British for spying for Japan before the Second World War. He was later credited as the "Japanese Schindler" ...more

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Tomiichi Murayama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Tomiichi Murayama Tomiichi Murayama is a retired Japanese politician who served as the 81st Prime Minister of Japan from 30 June 1994 to 11 January 1996. He was the head of the Social Democratic Party of Japan ...more

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Yūzō Kawashima is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Yūzō Kawashima Screenwriter, Film Director Yūzō Kawashima was a Japanese film director, most famous for making tragi-comic films and satires.

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Senichi Hoshino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Senichi Hoshino Baseball player, Baseball Coach, Sports commentator Senichi Hoshino is a former Japanese professional baseball player and current manager.

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Sohn Kee-chung is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Sohn Kee-chung Athlete Sohn Kee-Chung became the first medal-winning Korean Olympian, when he won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a member of the Japanese delegation. He competed under ...more

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Takeo Miki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Takeo Miki Politician Takeo Miki was a Japanese politician who served as the 41st Prime Minister of Japan from 1974 until 1976.

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Yōhei Sasakawa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Yōhei Sasakawa Yōhei Sasakawa is chairman of The Nippon Foundation, the World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, and Japan's Ambassador for the Human Rights of People Affected by ...more

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Yoshihiro Yonezawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Yoshihiro Yonezawa Critic Yoshihiro Yonezawa was a Japanese manga critic and author. He is also known for being Comiket's co-founder and president. He died of lung cancer at 53. He won the 2007 Seiun Award in the special ...more

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Takehide Nakatani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Takehide Nakatani Takehide Nakatani is a retired judoka who won the first gold medal ever awarded in judo at the Summer Olympics as the Japanese competitor in the lightweight division.

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Yumiko Kurahashi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Yumiko Kurahashi Yumiko Kurahashi was a Japanese writer. Her married name was Yumiko Kumagai, but she wrote under her birth name. Her work was experimental and antirealist, questioning prevailing societal norms ...more

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Seiichi Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Meiji University Alumni
Seiichi Suzuki Seiichi Suzuki is a Japanese figure skater. He is the 1995 World Junior bronze medalist and Japanese national bronze medalist. He graduated from Meiji University. After he retired from ...more