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6:54 pm - 07/29/2010

"100 most influential Japanese people" as chosen on the internet



Around mid-June, eight prominent Japanese sites conducted the same online poll and compiled all the votes received together - a total of around 265,000 votes - into one comprehensive ranking. The question asked was which Japanese person they considered most influential, and here are the full ranking results:


100 most influential Japanese people ranking

*Note: any repeating numbers you see means they were tied for the same spot.

01. Kitano Takeshi (filmmaker)
02. Ichiro (baseball player)
02. Naoto Kan (Prime Minister)
04. Ozawa Ichiro (House of Representatives member)
05. Koizumi Junichiro (former Prime Minister)
06. Shimada Shinsuke (Talent)
07. Hatoyama Yukio (former Prime Minister)
08. Renho (Minister for Administrative Reforms)
09. Higashikokubaru Hideo (governor of Miyazaki)
10. Honda Keisuke (soccer player)
11. Morita Kazuyoshi (talent)
12. Minomonta (talent)
13. Ishikawa Ryo (golf player)
14. Son Masayoshi (Softbank CEO)
15. Asada Mao (figure skater)
16. Akashiya Sanma (talent)
17. Kimura Takuya (talent)
18. Hashimoto Tooru (govenor of Osaka)
19. Miyazaki Hayao (filmmaker)
20. Aso Taro (former Prime Minster)
21. Matsumoto Hitoshi (talent)
22. Ikegami Akira (journalist)
23. Ishihara Shintaro (Govenor of Tokyo)
24. Arashi (idol group)
25. Masuzoe Yoichi (New Party for Reform representative)
26. Hamasaki Ayumi (singer)
27. Nakata Hidetoshi (former soccer player)
28. Koizumi Shinjiro (parliament member)
29. Kamei Shizuka (Kokumin Shinto representative)
30. Nishimura Hiroyuki (2ch founder)
31. AKB48 (idol group)
32. Masuwaka Tsubasa (model)
32. Murakami Haruki (author)
34. Ikeda Daisaku (Soka Gakkai International president)
35. Tokoro George (talent)
36. Fukuyama Masaharu (singer)
37. Mizuki Nana (voice actor)
38. Sakurai Sho (talent)
39. Ota Hikari (talent)
40. Akimoto Yasushi (producer)
41. Matsui Hideki (baseball player)
42. Matsumoto Jun (talent)
43. Okada Takeshi (soccer coach)
44. Horie Takafumi (Livedoor founder)
45. Toyoda Akio (Toyota president)
46. Wada Akiko (singer)
47. Maeda Atsuko (talent)
48. Ohno Satoshi (talent)
49. Ninomiya Kazunari (talent)
50. Oda Eiichiro (manga artist)
51. Aiba Masaki (talent)
52. Amuro Namie (singer)
53. Kimura Kaela (singer)
54. Sawajiri Erika (talent)
55. Nagashima Shigeo (former Giants manager with lifelong honours)
56. Nakamura Shunsuke (soccer player)
57. Oshima Yuko (talent)
58. Yanai Tadashi Fast Retailing founder and CEO)
59. Hara Tatsunori (Giants manager)
60. Sadahara Oh (Softbank Hawks chairman)
61. Nishino Kana (singer)
62. Shirakawa Masaaki (Bank of Japan president)
63. EXILE (vocal & dance unit)
64. Watanabe Tsuneo (Yomiuri Shimbun chief)
65. Miyamoto Shigeru (Nintendo managing director)
66. Kazuyo Katsuma (economic analyst)
67. Shimura Ken (talent)
68. Matsuoka Shuzo (former tennis player)
69. Kitagawa Keiko (actress)
70. Yashiki Takajin (talent)
71. Egashira 2:50 (talent)
72. Yonekura Hiromasa (Japan Business Federation chairman)
73. Miyane Seiji (freelance announcer)
74. Abe Shinzo (former Prime Minister)
75. Toriyama Akira (manga artist)
76. Anno Hideaki (filmmaker)
77. Edano Yukio (chief secretary of the Democratic Party)
78. ZUN (creator)
79. Maehara Seiji (Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
79. Yazawa Eikichi (singer)
81. Kamiji Yusuke (talent)
82. Ito Terry (director)
83. Matsuko DX (talent)
84. Sakamoto Ryuichi (musician)
85. Haruna Ai (talent)
86. Tanigaki Sadakazu (Liberal Democratic Party president)
87. Ishiba Shigeru (Liberal Democratic Party chairman)
88. Becky (talent)
89. SMAP (idol group)
90. Inamori Kazuo (JAL president)
91. Ichihara Hayato (actor)
92. Iwata Satoru (Nintendo president)
93. Funayama Kumiko (talent)
94. hyde (musician)
95. Tanaka Marcus Tulio (soccer player)
96. Fujiwara Motoo (musician)
97. Koda Kumi (singer)
97. Watanabe Yoshimi (Your Party representative)
99. Mikitani Hiroshi (Rakuten Inc. CEO)
100. Kuroyanagi Tetsuko (actress)
100. Mitsuhashi Takaoki (author)


Sites involved in the poll: Ameba, Infoseek Rakuten, getnews.jp, Niconico Douga, Hatena, @peps! Chips, Mobage Town, MSN Sankei news


Source: MSN Sankei news
sammet 29th-Jul-2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
No GACKT? There must be something wrong. ;__;
our_scars 29th-Jul-2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
BIASED LIST IZ BIASED
DON'T THEY ALL KNOW GACKT=GOD?
sammet 29th-Jul-2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY
cauliflower346 29th-Jul-2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
... is it bad that the first thing i did was ctrl+f and search for 'Gackt'? XD

But I got your comment as a result... which is actually amusing me greatly, hi there :D
XD
sammet 29th-Jul-2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
BB, I DID THE EXACT SAME THING. IT'S GOOD. xD;
cauliflower346 29th-Jul-2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
We are hopeless XD
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sammet 29th-Jul-2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
That .gif sums us up pretty perfectly ~
foxeran 31st-Jul-2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
himym + GACKT = major ♥
yoomie 29th-Jul-2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
+ 1
I actually did Ayumi (for Ayumi Hamasaki) and then I did Gackt. I'm a disappointed.
cauliflower346 29th-Jul-2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Ayu and Gackt aren't on this list, there for it is invalid, and doesn't exist.

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cauliflower346 29th-Jul-2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
*therefore is one word
-_-;
acidae 29th-Jul-2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
Erm... Ayu's at #26.
cauliflower346 29th-Jul-2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
....
Well, Gackt's not on it, so it's still invalid
/reading fail on my part
yoomie 29th-Jul-2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
but~~
26. Hamasaki Ayumi (singer)

It's still invalid though, no Gackt.
cauliflower346 29th-Jul-2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
oh, oups D:
um...

yes, it is still invalid XD
mjspice 30th-Jul-2010 06:30 am (UTC)
Didn't we all? :O
cauliflower346 30th-Jul-2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
It looks like it XD
lenra 30th-Jul-2010 12:25 am (UTC)
IKR

too many important people is not on this invalid list
ayustar 30th-Jul-2010 05:26 am (UTC)
My first thought!
mjspice 30th-Jul-2010 06:27 am (UTC)
IKR?? WTF IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
jessicasoon 30th-Jul-2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
MTE. If Hyde's up there then Gackt should too!
hgsk_arashi 30th-Jul-2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
agree
cinis 30th-Jul-2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
mte
kamui_atsuko I KNOW, RIGHT?!31st-Jul-2010 02:31 am (UTC)
The first thing I did was *command+F+gackt* and I got no results! Sad...
chickenbananax 31st-Jul-2010 02:45 am (UTC)
I was totally expecting Gackt to be up there!
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