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

Alumni range from Dries van Agt to Rikiya Koyama.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ritsumeikan University?” and “Which celebrities are Ritsumeikan University alumni?”
Dries van Agt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ritsumeikan University Alumni
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Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 19 December 1977, until 4 November 1982. Van Agt a lawyer, jurist and civil servant by occupation, he worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Justice from 1958 until 1968. Van Agt became a professor of Criminal procedure at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 1968. Van Agt was asked to become Minister of Justice after the Dutch general election of 1971 in the Cabinet Biesheuvel I under Prime Minister Barend Biesheuvel of the Anti-Revolutionary Party, he resigned as a professor the same day he took office ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 87

Birthplace: Geldrop, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Masaya Matsuura is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ritsumeikan University Alumni
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Masaya Matsuura

Masaya Matsuura is a video game designer and musician based in Tokyo, Japan. He was born in Osaka on June 16, 1961, and majored in Industrial Society at Ritsumeikan University. He has worked extensively with music and images, and has been active with the J-Pop band, PSY • S. Matsuura been credited with popularizing the modern rhythm-based music video game at his studio NanaOn-Sha. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Japan

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Mai Kuraki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ritsumeikan University Alumni
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Mai Kuraki, born October 28, 1982 as Mai Aono, is a Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter and producer from Funabashi, Chiba. Kuraki debuted in 1999 with the single, "Love, Day After Tomorrow". In 2000, she released her debut album, Delicious Way, which debuted at number-one and sold over 2,210,000 copies in its first week. Kuraki is one of a few female artists in Japan to have their first four studio albums to debut at top of the Oricon album chart. In 2009, Kuraki saw a revival in her popularity. Her eighth studio album, Touch Me!, debuted atop the Oricon album charts; becoming her first number-one album in five years. Kuraki holds the record for being the only female artist to have all ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Funabashi, Japan

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Momofuku Ando is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ritsumeikan University Alumni
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Momofuku Ando

Momofuku Ando, ORS, was a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman who founded Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. He is known as one of the inventors of instant noodles, instant ramen, and Cup Noodles. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 97 (1910-2007)

Birthplace: Puzi, Taiwan