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

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

Alumni include Ryōji Noyori, Makoto Kobayashi and many more.

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

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Ryōji Noyori is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Ryōji Noyori Chemist Ryōji Noyori is a Japanese chemist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001. Noyori shared half of the prize with William S. Knowles for the study of chirally catalyzed hydrogenations; the ...more

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Toshihide Maskawa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Toshihide Maskawa Physicist, Professor Toshihide Maskawa is a Japanese theoretical physicist known for his work on CP-violation who was awarded one quarter of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the origin of ...more

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Makoto Kobayashi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Makoto Kobayashi Physicist, Professor Makoto Kobayashi is a Japanese physicist known for his work on CP-violation who was awarded one fourth of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the origin of the broken ...more

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Osamu Shimomura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Osamu Shimomura Professor, Researcher, Scientist Osamu Shimomura is a Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist, and Professor Emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine. ...more

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Goro Azumaya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Goro Azumaya Mathematician Gorō Azumaya was a Japanese mathematician who introduced the notion of Azumaya algebra in 1951. His advisor was Shokichi Iyanaga. At the time of his death he was an emeritus professor at Indiana ...more

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Masayoshi Nagata is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Masayoshi Nagata Mathematician Masayoshi Nagata was a Japanese mathematician, known for his work in the field of commutative algebra. In 1959 he brought forward a counterexample to the general case of Hilbert's fourteenth ...more

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Shoichiro Toyoda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Shoichiro Toyoda Shoichiro Toyoda AC, KBE, GCM, FREng is a Japanese business leader, serving as chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation between 1992–1999 and also serving as chairman of the powerful Japan Business ...more

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Reiji Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Reiji Okazaki Scientist Reiji Okazaki was a pioneer Japanese molecular biologist, known for his pioneer research on DNA replication and especially for describing the role of Okazaki fragments which he discovered ...more

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Tohru Fukuyama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Tohru Fukuyama Chemist Tohru Fukuyama is a Japanese organic chemist and Professor of Chemistry at University of Tokyo in Japan. He discovered the Fukuyama coupling in 1998.

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Koji Nakanishi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Koji Nakanishi Chemist Koji Nakanishi a bioorganic and natural products chemist, is Centennial Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and former Chairman of the Chemistry Department, Columbia University.

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Fumitada Itakura is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Fumitada Itakura Fumitada Itakura is a Japanese scientist who did pioneering work in statistical signal processing and its application to speech analysis and synthesis. Itakura was born in Toyokawa, Aichi ...more

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Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Nagoya University Alumni
Ichiro Suzuki Ichirō Suzuki is a Japanese automotive engineer who was responsible for the design and construction of the first Lexus LS. Born in 1937, he joined Toyota Motor Corporation shortly after ...more