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List of Japanese Americans

This is a list of Japanese Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants, but not Japanese nationals living or working in the US. The list includes a brief description of their reason for notability.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Japanese American or must have references showing they are Japanese American and are notable.

Arts and architecture

Business and economics



Literature and poetry


Martial arts


Politics, law and government


Science and technology


Other Academia

  • Nobutaka Ike, Stanford University professor of Japanese and East Asian politics

See also


  1. ^ Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas (1995). The Japanese American Family Album. Oxford University Press. p. 64. ISBN 0-19-512423-5.
  2. ^ Kam, Nadine (1997). "Running on rhapsody". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "James Omura". Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project. 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Gregg K. Kakesako (March 31, 2004). "An Inspiration for a Generation". Honolulu Star Bulletin. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Williams, Rudi (May 19, 1999). "An Asian Pacific American Timeline". American Forces Press Service. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Obituary: Sanji Abe", The New York Times, December 3, 1982, retrieved 2009-12-28
  7. ^ Whitehead, John S. (2004), Completing the union: Alaska, Hawai'i, and the battle for statehood, American Histories of the Frontier Series, UNM Press, pp. 79, 83, 194–195, 370, ISBN 978-0-8263-3637-8