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

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

This list below has a variety of graduates in it, from George Takei to Carrie Ann Inaba.

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

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George Takei is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Author, Actor, Voice acting George Hosato Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist, probably most widely known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star ...more

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Carrie Ann Inaba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Game Show Host, Film Producer, Choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known ...more

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Crystal Kay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Radio personality, Actor Crystal Kay Williams,simply known as Crystal Kay, is a Japanese American recording artist and radio host and actress. She debuted at the age of 13. After releasing her debut single "Eternal ...more

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Taro Ishida is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Sangha, Actor, Voice acting Taro Ishida is an actor.

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Kōichi Mashimo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Television director, Screenwriter Kōichi Mashimo is a well-known Japanese anime director and the founder of the animation studio Bee Train. Since the creation of the studio, Mashimo directed or otherwise participated in all its ...more

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Hisashi Inoue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright Inoue Hisashi was a leading Japanese playwright and writer of comic fiction. From 1961 to 1986, he used the pen name of Uchiyama Hisashi.

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Richard Wiley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Richard Wiley Novelist, Writer Richard Wiley is an American novelist and short story writer whose first novel, Soldiers in Hiding won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He has published five other novels and a number of ...more

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Armand Mauss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Armand Mauss Armand Lind Mauss is an American sociologist specializing in the sociology of religion. He is professor emeritus of Sociology and Religious Studies at Washington State University, is the most ...more

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Kurara Chibana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Model Kurara Chibana is a Japanese actress, model and is a native of Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. She competed in the Miss Universe 2006 contest and finished as the 1st Runner-up.

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Kōichirō Genba is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Politician Kōichirō Genba is a Japanese politician and the former Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2012. He belongs to the Democratic Party of Japan and is a member of the House of Representatives ...more

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Adolfo Nicolás is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Adolfo Nicolás Very Rev. Adolfo Nicolás Pachón, S.J., S.T.D. is a Spanish priest of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the thirtieth and current Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the ...more

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Morihiro Hosokawa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Politician Morihiro Hosokawa is a Japanese politician who was the 79th Prime Minister of Japan from 9 August 1993 to 28 April 1994. His coalition was the first non-Liberal Democratic Party government since ...more

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Peer Schneider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Peer Schneider Journalist Peer Schneider is one of the founders of the video game and entertainment website IGN. He is currently General Manager at IGN Entertainment. He previously oversaw all of the network's editorial ...more

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Yū Hayami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Yū Hayami Actor, Singer Yū Hayami is a J-pop singer and TV actress in Japan.

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Bruce Frantzis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Bruce Frantzis Bruce Kumar Frantzis is a Taoist educator who studied Taoism in China.

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Benjamin Fulford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Benjamin Fulford

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Jake Adelstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Jake Adelstein Journalist, Author Jake Adelstein is an American journalist, crime writer and blogger who has spent most of his career in Japan.

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Maiko Itai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Maiko Itai Maiko Itai is a Japanese beauty pageant contestant who won Miss Universe Japan 2010 on 9 March 2010. Itai, the 13th Miss Universe Japan, accepted the crown from Emiri Miyasaka, Miss Universe ...more

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Dominique Turpin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Dominique Turpin Dominique V. Turpin was born in Tours on 12 January 1957. He spent his childhood and adolescence in France and obtained his baccalaureate of Sciences with distinction in 1976. He studied at ...more

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Mukhriz Mahathir is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Mukhriz Mahathir Businessperson, Politician Dato' Seri Mukhriz Mahathir is a Malaysian politician who has been Menteri Besar of the State of Kedah since 2013. From 2009 to 2013 he was the federal Deputy Minister of International Trade and ...more

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Tadashi Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Tadashi Yamamoto Tadashi Yamamoto was one of Japan's leading internationalists and a pioneering proponent of efforts to strengthen nongovernmental ties between Japan and the United States as well as between ...more

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Robert Whiting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Robert Whiting Author Robert Whiting is a best-selling author and journalist who has written several successful books on contemporary Japanese culture - which include topics such as baseball and American gangsters ...more

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Anna C. Little is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Anna C. Little Lawyer Anna Campbell Little is an American Republican Party politician who served as mayor of Highlands, New Jersey from 2008 through 2010, and who has previously served on the Monmouth County Board of ...more

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Tomoyo Nonaka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
Tomoyo Nonaka Journalist Tomoyo Nonaka is a television personality and businesswoman from Japan. She was the CEO of Sanyo Electric from 2005 to 2007.

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Beni is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sophia University Alumni
MiyaKobayashi added Beni Record producer, Musician, Disc jockey Beni is an Australian musician, DJ, producer, and remix engineer. He is a part of the Riot In Belgium duo with Joel Dickson. Beni has released music through the French Kitsuné and the ...more