List of Famous people born in Hiroshima, Japan

Shingo Takatsu

Shingo Takatsu is a former professional baseball pitcher. He had a short stint with the Chicago White Sox where he was the closer for two seasons until struggles closing games ultimately led to his demotion to the minors. Despite being demoted in the summer of 2005, he received a World Series ring with the White Sox. He was signed by the New York Mets during the 2005 season, and he pitched in nine games for New York. After the 2005 season, he returned to the Nippon Professional Baseball.

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Sho Nakata

First Name Sho
Last Name Nakata
Born on April 22, 1989 (age 35)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Sho Nakata , nicknamed "Sho Time", is a Japanese professional baseball player playing for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. He plays outfield and first base.

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Kazuto Taguchi

First Name Kazuto
Born on September 14, 1995 (age 28)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Kazuto Taguchi is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

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Katsuyuki Kawai

First Name Katsuyuki
Born on March 11, 1963 (age 61)

Katsuyuki Kawai is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. A native of Hiroshima, Hiroshima and graduate of Keio University, he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives in 1993 after serving in the assembly of Hiroshima Prefecture. He ran again three years later and was elected for the first time, but lost the seat in 2000. He was re-elected in 2003. He was the Minister of Justice from 11 September 2019 to 31 October 2019. He stepped down as the Minister of Justice after reports of overpaying workers of Anri Kawai's political campaign beyond the legal limit.

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Tomoaki Kanemoto

First Name Tomoaki
Last Name Kanemoto
Born on April 3, 1968 (age 56)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Tomoaki Kanemoto is a Japanese former professional baseball outfielder and manager. In his career as a player he spent 11 years with the Hiroshima Carp before moving to the Hanshin Tigers in 2003, where he spent another 10 years. He holds the world record for consecutive games played without missing an inning.

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Hidehiko Yuzaki

First Name Hidehiko
Born on October 4, 1965 (age 58)

Hidehiko Yuzaki is a Japanese politician and the current governor of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. He was elected on November 8, 2009 on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. Prior to that, served in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Yuzaki earned his M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1995.

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Takehiko Kobayakawa

First Name Takehiko
Last Name Kobayakawa
Born on November 15, 1961 (age 62)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Takehiko Kobayakawa , is a former Japanese baseball player of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League.

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Miina Tominaga

First Name Miina
Born on April 3, 1966 (age 58)

Yoshiko Tominaga , better known by her stage name Miina Tominaga , is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer from Nishi-ku, Hiroshima. She is currently attached to Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society.

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Hiroshi Nomura

First Name Hiroshi
Last Name Nomura
Born on June 30, 1969 (age 54)
Height 181 cm | 5'11

Hiroki Nomura is a Japanese former Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher.

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Miwa Nishikawa

First Name Miwa
Last Name Nishikawa
Born on July 8, 1974 (age 49)

Miwa Nishikawa is a Japanese director and screenwriter. Nishikawa received a degree in literature from the University of Waseda, and after working on several independent films as well as catching the eye of Hirokazu Kore-eda, her film making career took off with her first film, Wild Berries, which won the award for best screenplay at the Mainichi Film Award. In addition to her film making career, Nishikawa has also written a book titled The Long Excuse.

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