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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
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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?
maharetishtar 29th-Jul-2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Wow KimuTaku and Arashi!
stinky259 29th-Jul-2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
lmao. Arashi listed as a group and then some of the members listed anyways later on...
acidae 29th-Jul-2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
AKB48 and SMAP also had both group and individual member(s) listed, actually. :)
rabu_parade 29th-Jul-2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
ARASHI ♥♥
kawaii_beela 29th-Jul-2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
osamu tezuka-sensei isnt even here? D: wtffff!!! i am disappoint!! but i seriously love how Arashi is in here and the members are all also listed individually:D woot!! they take up 6/100 LOL
keeeerols 30th-Jul-2010 03:38 am (UTC)
hahahahahaha MTE! How awesome are our idols? it's not enough to have them as a band in such a high spot...they still need take up 6/100 xD
spicareplay 29th-Jul-2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
Sup there Hyde, numbah 94.
scribblyness_x 29th-Jul-2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
OMG I SPY BUMPCHIKI!
(no subject) - Anonymous
hikarichang 29th-Jul-2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
OMGGG YEAAAAH ♥
k_imie 29th-Jul-2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
Fujiwara Motoo, yey ♥
k_littlebraver 29th-Jul-2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
YAY indeed! :Db
btw Bump of Chicken NEEDS to release an album soon! It's been too long!
sixtendency 29th-Jul-2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
I don't get why there are at least half of this names on the list. Seriously.
bessydevlin 29th-Jul-2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
THIS.
Haruna Ai? I love her but really? She's just entertaining, not influential.
And to be absolutely honest, AKB48? More like where Morning Musume should be...
Hyde before Gackt?
Individual Arashi members...? (which is hard for me to say cause I really do love them)
pilkul_calpico 29th-Jul-2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
LOL on SMAP being lower than Arashi and yet Kimura above Arashi! The rest of Smap lowers his influence! Thats hilarious!
~much luv
cheerytoast 29th-Jul-2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, because the Internet is always objective.
aoi_coyote 30th-Jul-2010 05:58 am (UTC)
LOL

thank you, so true

and your icon is adorable
inimitablej 29th-Jul-2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
<3 Arashi @ 24
killingsound 29th-Jul-2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
GET THAT SHIT, MR. NUMBER 94
sakurablosom 30th-Jul-2010 12:22 am (UTC)
THIS! SO FREAKING MUCH!!! XD
spacepirate179 29th-Jul-2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Hyde ♥
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