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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 WorldHeritage article showing they are Japanese American or must have references showing they are Japanese American and are notable.


  • Arts and architecture 1
  • Business and economics 2
  • Entertainment 3
  • History 4
  • Literature and poetry 5
  • News/Media 6
  • Martial arts 7
  • Military 8
  • Politics, law and government 9
  • Religion 10
  • Science and technology 11
  • Sports 12
  • See also 13
  • References 14

Arts and architecture

Business and economics



Literature and poetry


Martial arts


Politics, law and government


Science and technology


See also


  1. ^ Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas (1995). The Japanese American Family Album. Oxford University Press. p. 64.  
  2. ^ Kam, Nadine (1997). "Running on rhapsody".  
  3. ^ Gregg K. Kakesako (March 31, 2004). "An Inspiration for a Generation".  
  4. ^ Rudi Williams (May 19, 1999). "An Asian Pacific American Timeline". American Forces Press Service. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Obituary: Sanji Abe", The New York Times, December 3, 1982, retrieved 2009-12-28 
  6. ^ 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,  
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