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

List ranges from Akio Morita to Hideaki Anno and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Osaka University?” and “Which celebrities are Osaka University alumni?”
Akio Morita is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Osaka University Alumni
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Akio Morita was a Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony along with Masaru Ibuka. ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1921-1999)

Birthplace: Nagoya, Japan

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Osamu Tezuka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Osaka University Alumni
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Osamu Tezuka was a Japanese cartoonist, animator, film producer, and activist. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of the comics series Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion and Black Jack. His prolific output, pioneering techniques, and innovative redefinitions of genres earned him such titles as "the father of manga", "the god of manga", and "kamisama of manga". Additionally, he is often credited as the "godfather of anime" and is considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during Tezuka's formative years. ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1928-1989)

Birthplace: Japan, Toyonaka

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Heizō Takenaka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Osaka University Alumni
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Heizō Takenaka is a Japanese economist and retired politician, last serving as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services in the cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. As of July 2007, he is a professor at Keio University and an advisor for other academic institutions and companies. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Wakayama, Japan

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Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Osaka University Alumni
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Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda

Masatoşi Gündüz İkeda, was a Turkish mathematician of Japanese ancestry, known for his contributions to the field of algebraic number theory. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1926-2003)

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan