List of Famous people named Taro
Tarō Yamamoto is a Japanese politician and former actor, who is the founder and current leader of the anti-establishment political party Reiwa Shinsengumi. Yamamoto served as a member of the House of Councillors from 2013 to 2019 and was a candidate in the 2020 Tokyo gubernatorial election.
Tarō Asō is a Japanese politician who has been Deputy Prime Minister of Japan and Minister of Finance since 2012. He is the longest-serving Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister in Japanese history. Asō previously served one year as Prime Minister of Japan from September 2008 to September 2009 and was also Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.
Taro Kono is a Japanese politician serving as the Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform since 2020. He previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and is widely seen as a potential candidate for future prime ministerial elections. He is also a member of the House of Representatives for Kanagawa's 15th district since 1996. He was the runner-up in the 2021 Liberal Democratic Party leadership election, losing in a second round runoff to Fumio Kishida.
Taro Suruga is a Japanese musician and actor from Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture.
Taro Hakase is a Japanese musician who specialises as a violinist and composer.
Taro Daniel is an American-born Japanese professional tennis player who has won six ATP Challenger Tour singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 64 on 27 August 2018, in part due to winning his first title at the 2018 Istanbul Open on 6 May 2018 as well as strong results throughout the back end of the season.
Tarō Okamoto was a Japanese artist noted for his abstract and avant-garde paintings and sculpture.
Yoko Taro is a Japanese video game director and scenario writer. Starting his career at the now-defunct game company Cavia, his best-known work was on the action role-playing video game series Drakengard, and its spin-offs, Nier and Nier: Automata. Yoko was born in Nagoya, Aichi, and studied at the Kobe Design University in the 1990s. While he did not initially intend to pursue a career in video games, after working at Namco and Sony, he joined Cavia and became the director and scenario writer for the first Drakengard game. He has since worked extensively on every game in the series, and on mobile titles, after becoming a freelancer after Cavia's absorption into AQ Interactive.
Tarō Kimura was a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. A native of Fujisaki, Aomori and graduate of Toyo University, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996 after serving in the Aomori Prefectural Assembly for two terms.
Taro Iwashiro is a Japanese composer.
Tarō Kimura is a Japanese veteran journalist who provides commentary and analysis with Yūko Andō on Japan's Fuji Television Super News. He is also the managing director of Shonan Beach FM, a community radio station.
Taro Shigaki is a Japanese actor and voice actor.
Tarō Ishida , born Gentarō Ishida , was a Japanese actor and voice actor from the city of Kyoto. He was affiliated with Granpapa Production.
Tarō Gomi is a Japanese children's book writer who is currently one of Japan's most prolific children's book illustrators and authors. He is a graduate of the Kuwazawa Design Institute. His first children's picture book was published in 1973. He has published more than 400 books in Japan and his work has been widely translated into other languages.
Taro Nakayama is a Japanese doctor and politician serving in the House of Representatives in the Diet as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. A native of Osaka he received a Ph.D in medicine from Osaka Medical College in 1960 for the study of infantile paralysis. After serving in the assembly of Osaka Prefecture he was elected to the Diet for the first time in 1968 as a member of the House of Councilors and to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1986. From 1989 to 1990 he served as Minister for Foreign Affairs in Toshiki Kaifu's cabinet (1989–1991).