List of Famous people born in Mie Prefecture, Japan
Norihisa Tamura is a Japanese politician serving in the Lower House of Representatives in the Diet as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. He is a member of the Suigetsukai faction within the LDP, led by Shigeru Ishiba. Tamura is also affiliated to the revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi.
Yui Makino is a Japanese actress, voice actress, singer and pianist. She is best known for her work in the anime Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle where she voices Sakura and some of the theme songs for the Aria anime series. She is associated with Amuse, Inc. One of her earliest voice acting performances was the character "Sister" in a short-anime movie Bavel no Hon when she was 10. She married singer Yutaro Miura in 2020.
Kana Nishino is a Japanese singer and songwriter signed with SME Records' Newcome Inc. She debuted on February 20, 2008, with the single "I". CNN said that she was the favorite singer of teenage girls in Shibuya, Tokyo, signalling Sony's jump on the bandwagon effect started by Avex. She has sold 6 million copies in Japan.
Takuma Asano is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serbian club Partizan and the Japan national team.
Mikako Komatsu is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer represented by the agency Hirata Office. Her first leading role, which was also her debut role as a voice actress, was in Heroman as the male protagonist Joey. As singer, she was signed to King Records (Starchild) then moved to Toy's Factory in 2016.
Daisuke Nakai is a Japanese professional baseball infielder for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.
Saori Yoshida is a former Japanese freestyle wrestler. Starting in 1998 she won almost every major competition, including three Olympic Games, four Asian Games, and 13 world championships, and became the most decorated athlete in freestyle wrestling history. As of 2016, Yoshida had only three senior career losses in international competitions, to Marcie Van Dusen (0–2) on 20 January 2008 at the Team World Cup series, Valeria Zholobova (1–2) on 27 May 2012 at the World Cup, and to Helen Maroulis (1–4) on 18 August 2016 at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Toshihiko Seko is a Japanese former long-distance runner. He was a world-class marathon competitor in the 1980s. He represented his native country at the 1984 and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.
Katsuya Okada is a Japanese politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Japan from January to December 2012. A member of the House of Representatives of Japan, he was the President of the Democratic Party, and previously of the Democratic Party of Japan. He also served as Secretary-General of the DPJ three times. During the DPJ's period in government he was Foreign Minister of Japan.
Yuya Taniguchi is a Japanese professional baseball player. He debuted in 2012 with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. He had 3 runs in 2013.