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List of the most popular, renowned or famous politicians from Japan. List includes the most notable politicians from Japan, along with photos when available. This list of Japanese politicians is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous politicians are from Japan?" You can click on the names of the famous politicians of Japan in order to get more information about each one. List ranges from Chikage Oogi to Akira Nagatsuma, plus much more. You can use the politicians in this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. (521 items)

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Abe Isoo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Died at 84 (1865-1949)
Abe Isoo was a Japanese Christian socialist, parliamentarian and pacifist.

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Abe Masahiro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Abe Masahiro Died at 38 (1819-1857)
Abe Masahiro was the chief senior councillor in the Japanese government at the time of the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry. Against the shogun's wishes, and the wishes of many other ...more

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Abe Tadaaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Died at 69 (1602-1671)
Abe Tadaaki was a high-ranking government official in Japan under Tokugawa Iemitsu and Ietsuna, the third and fourth Tokugawa Shogun. Daimyo of the Oshi Domain in modern-day Saitama prefecture, ...more

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Akie Abe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 56
Akie Abe is the wife of Shinzō Abe, the current Prime Minister of Japan.

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Akihiro Ohata is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Akihiro Ohata age 71
Akihiro Ohata is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. A native of Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, he attended the ...more

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Akihiro Ota is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 73
Akihiro Ota is a Japanese politician of the New Komeito Party. He was a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. In 2006 Ota became the president of Komeito Party, replacing Takenori ...more

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Akihito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 85
Akihito English pronunciation is the reigning Emperor of Japan, the 125th emperor of his line according to Japan's traditional order of succession. He acceded to the Chrysanthemum Throne in ...more

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Akiko Dōmoto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 86
Akiko Dōmoto was the governor of Chiba Prefecture in Japan from 2001 to 2009. She was the first female governor of Chiba and the third in Japanese history. She was first elected in 2001.

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Akimoto Hirotomo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Died at 35 (1848-1883)
Akimoto Hirotomo was a Japanese samurai of the late Edo period who served as the lord of Tatebayashi han. Succeeding to family headship in 1864, he ruled the domain during the closing stages of ...more

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Akira Amari is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Akira Amari age 70
Akira Amari is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the lower house. He was the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2006 to 2008. He also served as ...more

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Akira Koike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 58
Akira Koike is a Japanese politician and member of the House of Councillors for the Japanese Communist Party. He is a physician, specialized in gastroenterology, and a member of the Japanese ...more

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Akira Nagatsuma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 58
Akira Nagatsuma is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of House of Representatives in the Diet. He came to prominence when he reported missing records of public ...more

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Akira Shimada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Akira Shimada Died at 44 (1901-1945)
Akira Shimada was the last governor of Okinawa Prefecture before Japan's defeat in 1945. He died during the Battle of Okinawa.

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Akita Sanesue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Died at 84 (1576-1660)
Akita Sanesue was a Japanese daimyo who lived during the Azuchi-Momoyama and early Edo periods. He was son of Andō Chikasue, a powerful figure in Dewa Province. Sanesue pledged loyalty to ...more

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Akiyuki Nosaka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 88
Akiyuki Nosaka is a Japanese novelist, singer, lyricist, and former member of the House of Councillors. As a broadcasting writer he uses the name Yukio Aki and his alias as a chanson singer is ...more

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Akizuki Tanenaga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Died at 47 (1567-1614)
Akizuki Tanenaga was a Japanese samurai warrior and daimyo of the late Sengoku and early Edo periods.

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Alberto Fujimori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 80
Alberto Fujimori Fujimori is a former Peruvian politician. He was President of Peru from 28 July 1990 to 17 November 2000. A controversial figure, Fujimori ended his presidency by fleeing Peru ...more

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Antonio Inoki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
age 75
Muhammad Hussain Inoki is a Japanese professional wrestling promoter, politician, retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist best known by the ring name Antonio Inoki. Also known as ...more

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Aoyama Tadanaga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Aoyama Tadanaga Died at 58 (1806-1864)
Aoyama Tadanaga was a Japanese daimyo of the late Edo period, who ruled the Sasayama Domain. He served as a rōjū in the Tokugawa shogunate.

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Arai Hakuseki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Died at 68 (1657-1725)
Arai Hakuseki was a Confucianist, scholar-bureaucrat, academic, administrator, writer and politician in Japan during the middle of the Edo Period, who advised the Shogun Tokugawa Ienobu. His ...more

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Arima Harunobu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Arima Harunobu Died at 45 (1567-1612)
Arima Harunobu was the second son and successor of Japanese daimyo Arima Yoshisada.

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Arima Naozumi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Arima Naozumi Died at 55 (1586-1641)
Arima Naozumi was the first son of the Kirishitan daimyo Arima Harunobu. He was baptized as a child with the name Miguel. He was born in Hinoe Castle in Shimabara but was sent by his father to ...more

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Asano Nagaakira is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Asano Nagaakira Died at 46 (1586-1632)
Asano Nagaakira was a Japanese samurai of the early Edo period who served as daimyō of the Wakayama domain, and was later transferred to the Hiroshima Domain.

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Asano Nagakoto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Asano Nagakoto Died at 95 (1842-1937)
Asano Nagakoto was a daimyō of Hiroshima Domain for a short time after the Meiji Restoration. For the rest of the Meiji period, he was a politician and diplomat, and was one of the last ...more

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Asano Tsunaakira is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Japan
Asano Tsunaakira Died at 36 (1637-1673)
Asano Tsunaakira was a Japanese daimyo of the Edo period, who ruled the Hiroshima Domain. Two of his consorts were daughters of the court noble Kujō Michifusa.