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Derrick Deane
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As the fourth largest film industry in the world, Japan is one of the oldest and most prolific countries when it comes to cinema. In 2013, the Japanese box office took in $1.88 billion and continues to grow each year. Part of that on-going growth comes from star actresses that are cast in various Japanese movies.

We've gathered a collection of some of the most popular Japanese actresses as well as some rising stars within the Japanese film industry in this list to see which actresses you like the most. Popular favorites include Keiko Kitagawa, Maki Horikita, Mao Inoue and Satomi Ishihara. Japanese idols turned actresses are also included in this list including former AKB48 members Atsuko Maeda and Yuko Oshima as well as rising stars such as Kasumi Arimura, Mirai Shida and Kiko Mizuhara.

Japanese models such as Erika Sawajiri, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Mizuki Yamamoto also appear in films and TV shows as they look to expand their audience. We've also included veteran actresses such as Rinko Kikuchi, Erika Toda, Haruka Ayase, Miki Nakatani and Chiaki Kuriyama for you to consider for favorite Japanese actress.

Start voting below and if you see one of your favorite Japanese actresses missing from the list, feel free to add her so other can vote.
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Juri Ueno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
uenojurivn added Juri Ueno 1986-05-25 - Swing Girls, Nodame Cantabile, Last Friends

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324 185
Yui Aragaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Yui Aragaki 1988-06-11 - Hanamizuki,Code Blue, Legal High 

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219 117
Maki Horikita is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Maki Horikita 1988-10-06 - Densha Otoko, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Miss Pilot, Shibuya Kaiden, Nobuto wo Produce, Always: Sunset on Third Street, Umechan Sensei

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392 257
Atsuko Maeda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Atsuko Maeda 1991-07-10 - Moshidora, Kuroyuri Danchi, Sayonara Kabukicho, Q10, Kasuka na Kanojo

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342 227
Yūko Ōshima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Yūko Ōshima 1988-10-17 - Teketeke, Pale Moon, Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu

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192 133
Minami Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
BaDuyNguyễn added Minami Takahashi 1991-04-08 - Majisuka Gakuen, Sakura Kara no Tegami

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137 99
Erika Toda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Erika Toda 1988-08-17 - SPEC, Liar Game, Code Blue, Death Note

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93 64
Emi Takei is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Emi Takei 1993-12-25 - Ruroni Kenshin, Otomen, Liar Game 2, Clover

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223 188
Mariko Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Mariko Shinoda 1986-03-11 - Japanese Salaryman NEO, Majisuka Gakuen

10
89 64
Kasumi Arimura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Kasumi Arimura 1993-02-13 - JUDGE, SPEC, Amachan, Shitsuren Chocolatier

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97 76
Haruka Ayase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Haruka Ayase 1985-03-24 - Hotaru no Hikari, Jin, Rookies, Yae no Sakura, Ichi, Oppai Volleyball, REAL

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206 193
Yuki Kashiwagi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Yuki Kashiwagi 1991-07-15 - Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Majisuka Gakuen, Tales of the Abyss

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85 70
Satomi Ishihara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Satomi Ishihara 1986-12-24 - Rich Man Poor Girl, Dear Sister, Shitsuren Chocolatier, Water Boys 2, Sadako 3D, The Incite Mill

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104 90
Mao Inoue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Mao Inoue 1987-01-09 - Kids War, Hana Yori Dango, Anmitsu Hime

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116 107
Keiko Kitagawa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Keiko Kitagawa 1986-08-22 - Paradise Kiss, Akumu-chan, Hero

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81 77
Haruna Kawaguchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Haruna Kawaguchi 1995-02-10 - Tokyo Dogs, Moshidora, GTO, Galileo 2

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23 15
Rena Matsui is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Rena Matsui 1991-07-27

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23 18
Sayaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Sayaka Yamamoto 1993-07-14

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73 80
Erika Sawajiri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Erika Sawajiri 1986-04-08 - Helter Skelter, Ghost Train, 1 Litre of Tears, First Class

20
42 43
Yukie Nakama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Yukie Nakama 1979-10-30 - Gokusen, Trick, Shinobi

21
14 10
Suzu Hirose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Suzu Hirose

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77 91
Yuriko Yoshitaka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Yuriko Yoshitaka 1988-07-22 - Snakes and Earrings, Tokyo Dogs, GANTZ

23
48 54
Meisa Kuroki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Meisa Kuroki 1988-05-28 - Crows Zero, Space Battleship Yamato, Ninkyo Helper

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62 73
Nozomi Sasaki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Nozomi Sasaki 1983-02-19 - Jewelpet, Kimi ni Todoke, Lucky Star

25
14 12
Yuria Kizaki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Yuria Kazaki 1996-02-11

26
46 55
Mayu Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
VidyaDifaAmandaHakim added Mayu Watanabe 1994-03-26 - Majisuka Gakuen, Three Day Boys

27
58 71
Aya Ueto is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Aya Ueto 1985-09-14 - Azumi, 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi-sensei, Ace o Nerae, Thermae Romae, Nagareboshi

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31 37
Yōko Maki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Yōko Maki 1982-10-15 - The Grudge, Infection, Battle Royale II: Requiem, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Like Father Like Son, Ryomaden

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13 13
Asuka Kuramochi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Asuka Kuramochi 1989-09-11

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13 14
Sayaka Akimoto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Sayaka Akimoto 1988-07-26

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9 9
Yumi Yagami is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Yumi Yagami

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30 38
Chiaki Kuriyama is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Chiaki Kuriyama 1984-10-10 - Kill Bill, Battle Royale, Ataru: The Movie

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15 18
Yui Yokoyama is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Yui Yokoyama 1992-12-08

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43 57
Mirei Kiritani is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Mirei Kiritani 1989-12-16 - Kimi ni Todoke, Usagi Drop, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Otomen, Galileo, Hell Teacher Nube

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11 13
Mai Oshima is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Mai Oshima 1987-09-11

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16 20
Mikako Tabe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
pokeyoakey25 added Mikako Tabe 1989-01-25

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22 29
Rie Kitahara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Gotarobin added Rie Kitahara 1991-06-24

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30 41
Kou Shibasaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Kou Shibasaki 1981-08-05 - Nobunaga Concerto, Battle Royale, 47 Ronin, Shaolin Girl

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27 37
Rinko Kikuchi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Rinko Kikuchi 1981-01-06 - Pacific Rim, The Brothers Bloom, Babel, Norwegian Wood, 47 Ronin

40
36 50
Saki Aibu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Saki Aibu 1985-06-20 - Miss Pilot, Rich Man Poor Woman, Kaseifu no Mita, Rebound, Water Boys

41
48 67
Yû Aoi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Yû Aoi 1985-08-17 - Hana and Alice, Otoko-tachi no Yamato, Honey and Clover, Hula Girls, Rainbow Song, Ruroni Kenshin

42
2 2
Mayuko Fukuda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
GangStarr4Life added Mayuko Fukuda 1994-08-04

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10 14
Erena Ono is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Erena Ono 1993-11-26

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22 32
Takako Matsu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Takako Matsu 1977-06-10 - The Hidden Blade, Hero, Confessions, Tokyo Story

45
14 21
Sakura Miyawaki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Sakura Miyawaki 1998-03-19

46
11 17
Jurina Matsui is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Jurina Matsui 1997-03-08

47
26 39
Ai Hashimoto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Ai Hashimoto 1996-01-12 - Confessions, The Kirishima Thing, Sadako 3D, Amachan

48
43 64
Aoi Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Aoi Miyazaki 1985-11-30 - Harmful Insect, Eureka, Junjo Kirari, Atsuhime

49
24 37
Mizuki Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
Mizuki Yamamoto 1991-07-18 - Jigoku Sensei Nube, Doctor X, Summer Nude, Piece

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13 21
Tomomi Itano is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Favorite Japanese Actresses
tuệ-anh-trịnh added Tomomi Itano 1991-07-03