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Favorite Japanese person?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Japanrocks12, Dec 19, 2008.

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Favorite Japanese person?

  1. Murasaki Shikibu -author of [i]The Tale of Genji[/i]

    2.9%
  2. Sei Shonagon - author of [i]The Pillow Book[/i]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Minamoto Yoritomo - established the Kamakura shogunate

    1.5%
  4. Ashikaga Takauji - established the Muromachi shogunate

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Oda Nobunaga - first great unifier

    10.3%
  6. Toyotomi Hideyoshi -second great unifier and noted Korea invader

    4.4%
  7. Miyamoto Musashi - secretly homosexual samurai of lore

    1.5%
  8. Tokugawa Ieyasu - (founder of the namesake shogunate)

    2.9%
  9. Matsuo Basho - master haikuist

    1.5%
  10. Katsushika Hokusai - foremost ukiyo-e artist

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Meiji Tenno - first modern Japanese ruler thingy

    2.9%
  12. Soseki Natsume - pioneer of modern Japanese literature, wrote [i]I am a Cat[/i]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Ryonosuke Akutagawa - Japanese short story master

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Emp. Hirohito - Amaterasu incarnate

    5.9%
  15. Hideki Tojo - kill yourself if you like this guy

    4.4%
  16. Kawabata Yasunari - nobel-winning author of [i]Snow Country[/i]

    1.5%
  17. Mishima Yukio - author of [i]Sea of Fertility[/i] who committed seppuku on national television

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Osamu Tezuka - pioneer of anime, drew Astro Boy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Kenzaburo Oe - second Japanese nobel winner, author of [i]The Silent Cry[/i]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Hayao Miyazaki - award-winning anime director

    5.9%
  21. Nobuo Uematsu - modern music composer of Final Fantasy fame

    10.3%
  22. Haruki Murakami - wildly popular contemporary author

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Junichiro Koizumi - former PM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Abe, Aso, Fukuda, and other short reigning PM dweebs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. you forgot X, jpn!!!!

    44.1%
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  1. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    The guy on 10,000 Yen notes.

    Does Lafcadio Hearn count?
     
  2. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Where the heck is Mr. Miyagi.
     
  3. REDY

    REDY Duty Caller

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    Akira Kurosawa

    After him that guy who composed music for Silent Hill.
     
  4. Xyan

    Xyan Cyber Monk

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  5. Enkidu Warrior

    Enkidu Warrior Ultramagnetic

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    Motoharu from Soil & "Pimp" Sessions.

     
  6. Newbunkle

    Newbunkle Muppet

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    Kitahara Sachiko



    One of my teachers.
     
  7. Japanrocks12

    Japanrocks12 tired of being a man

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    probably not, since he was of another nationality and only changed his name after gaining japanese citizenship.
     
  8. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    Which makes him Japanese, and therefore can count. ;)
     
  9. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    His portrayal of Lord Toranaga in Shogun was brilliant! :)

    I see somebody beat me to my favorite! :D

    Honorable mentions to George Takei, Yoko Shimada (Lady Mariko in Shogun), and Midori Ito (who should have won the Ladies' Singles figure skating competition at the Calgary Olympics in 1988).
     
  10. Bast

    Bast Protector of Cats

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    Miyazaki and also:



    ... for her incredible ina bauers. :D
     
  11. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    Easy choice for me.



    Morihei Ueshiba
     
  12. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kazushi Sakuraba, one of the first true MMA fighters and a groundbreaker in the sport I like most!

     
  13. tariqari

    tariqari Warlord

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    Shigeru Miyamoto
     
  14. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    Hideo Kojima.
     
  15. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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  16. Ecofarm

    Ecofarm Deity

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    I don't like the Japanese because of anime.

    ps. Being the master of the haiku? Isn't that like mastering pissing into a toilet.
     
  17. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    I don't get why people obsess over anime so much. People hate it or love it. Those who hate are usually over zealous in their hate too, which is just as obsessive.

    It seems just like any other animated stuff to me, it's just that they produce a lot of it and it's not just directed at kids.
     
  18. theskald

    theskald This is a picture of me.

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    Ecofarm, there are much better reasons not to like the Japanese.
     
  19. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    I would have loved to vote for Kurosawa, and I considered Miyazaki, and Uematsu has some good music...

    ...but I'm a novel writer wannabe, and that makes things considerably easier; I couldn't possibly vote against one of the most illustrious forerunners of modern novel writing. Lady Murasaki it is :-D
     
  20. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Takeru Kobayashi, that guy who eats like a zillion hot dogs in like 4 seconds.
     
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