Wikipedia revealed the top 35 famous Japanese on the Internet


The number of citation and translation on an article indicates how important the article is considered. So when you observe this on an article on a person on Wikipedia, you can tell how important the person is considered on the Internet.

An anonymous guy counted out how many translations were made on each article of noted Japanese on Wikipedia and figured out who is the most famous Japanese on the Internet. Though the data is biased in favour of people with "post-internet" fame, the result is still interesting enough.

Here's the list of top 35 most translated Japanese on Wikipedia.


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1. Ichirou Mizuki, the anime singer known as "ANIKI" -Translated in 91 languages


2. Akira Kurosawa, Movie Director -Translated in 71 languages


3. Hirohito, Emperor Showa. The 124th Emperor of Japan -Translated in 64 languages


4. Basho Matsuo, famous poet in 17th century -Translated in 62 languages


5. Akihito, the present emperor of Japan -Translated in 54 languages


6. Junichiro Koizumi, the third longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japan -Translated in 53 languages


7. Yasuo Fukuda, the 91st Prime Minister of Japan, serving from 2007 to 2008-Translated in 51 languages


7. Hokusai, famous Ukiyoe painter known for "Thirty-Six Views" -Translated in 51 languages


9. Shinzo Abe, the 90th Prime Minister of Japan -Translated in 50 languages


10. Murasaki Shikibu the author of The Tale of Genji, one of the earliest novels in human history -Translated in 45 languages


11. Taro Aso, the current Prime Minister of Japan -Translated in 44 languages


12. Hayao Miyazaki, the prominent anime filmmaker -Translated in 43 languages


12. Kenzaburo Oe, Novel Prize winning novelist -Translated in 43 languages


12. Yasunari Kawabata, Novel Prize winning novelist -Translated in 43 languages


15. Hideki Yukawa, Novel Prize winning scientist -Translated in 40 languages


15. Zeami Motokiyo, an aesthetician, actor and playwright -Translated in 40 languages


17. Hideki Tojo, the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II -Translated in 39 languages


18. Haruki Murakami, prominent writer, translator -Translated in 38 languages


19. Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido -Translated in 37 languages


19. Isoroku Yamamoto, the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II -Translated in 37 languages


21. Yoko Ono, wife of John Lennon -Translated in 36 languages


22. Ayumi Hamasaki, J-POP singer -Translated in 35 languages


22. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate -Translated in 35 languages


22. Oda Nobunaga, major Samurai daimyou in 16th century -Translated in 35 languages


25. Yukio Mishima, famous for both his highly notable post-war writings and the circumstances of his ritual suicide by seppuku -Translated in 34 languages


26. Masashi Kishimoto, manga artist famous for "Naruto" -Translated in 33 languages


26. Takuma Sato, former F1 racer -Translated in 33 languages


26. Meiji Emperor, the 122nd emperor of Japan -Translated in 33 languages


29. Takeshi Kitano, known for his idiosyncratic cinematic work -Translated in 32 languages


29. Shinitiro Tomonaga, a Novel Award winning physicist -Translated in 32 languages


29. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, daimyo unified Japan in 16th century -Translated in 32 languages


32. Kazuki Nakajima, a F1 driver for the Williams-Toyota team -Translated in 31 languages


32. hide, a lead guitarist of the popular heavy metal band X Japan -Translated in 31 languages


32. Miyamoto Musashi, a swordsman famed for his duels and distinctive style -Translated in 31 languages


35. Akira Toriyama, a manga artist known for the big hit of "Dragon Ball" -Translated in 30 languages


35. Rumiko Takahashi, a manga artist of "Urusei Yatsura", "Maison Ikkoku", "Ranma 1/2", "InuYasha" and so on -Translated in 30 languages


35. Yoichiro Nanbu, a Novel Prize winning physicist -Translated in 30 languages


35. Eisaku Sato, the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japan -Translated in 30 languages


35. Emperor Taisho, the 123rd Emperor of Japan -Translated in 30 languages


Here are other articles under the place of 35th. You can see the name of the filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, manga artist Osamu Tezuka, anime director Mamoru Oshii, MLB player Ichiro Suzuki, motorcycle racer Daijiro Kato, and so on.


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