Birth Place Matching "Hyogo, Japan" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Shichinin no samurai
Japanese character actor Takashi Shimura was one of the finest film actors of the 20th century and a leading member of the "stock company" of master director Akira Kurosawa. A native of southern Japan, Shimura was a descendant of the samurai warrior class. Following university training, he founded ...
Writer | Dai-Nihonjin
Hitoshi Matsumoto and his childhood friend Masatoshi Hamada teamed up as comedy duo Downtown. When they had their own TV shows in late 80s, they became phenomenal pop culture among young Japanese people. Unlike other comedy duos in Japan, they are still together, and they dominate prime time TV ...
3. Mana Ashida
Actress | Pacific Rim
When three-years old Nishinomiya (known for its baseball affinity and stadium), Hyogo Prefecture-born Mana's mother thought her becoming an actress would be fun and guided her into the vocation. That was 2007. Her first role came about in 2009. She was in the serial Mother on Nippon Television ...
4. Kaho Minami
Actress | Hotaru
Kaho Minami was born on January 20, 1964 in Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress and producer, known for Hotaru (1989), The People of Dream Street (1989) and Four Days of Snow and Blood (1989). She has been married to Ken Watanabe since December 3, 2005. She was previously married to Jinsei Tsuji.
Director | Karusarû maki: yoru wa shî o nurasu
Born in Japan in 1930, Shogoro Nishimura joined Nikkatsu Studios in 1954, and was first promoted to director in 1963 with the well-received Keirinshô ningyô jôki. He spent the rest of that decade directing Nikkatsu programmers of varying quality. With the 1970s came the studio's shift to making ...
12. Gen Fukunaga
Producer | Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki
Gen Fukunaga was born on March 22, 1961 in Itami, Hyogo, Japan. He is a producer and production manager, known for Wolf Children (2012), Steins;Gate (2011) and Psycho-Pass (2012). He is married to Cindy Brennan Fukunaga. They have three children.
13. Minako Kotobuki
Actress | Dôbutsu Sentai Jûôjâ
Minako Kotobuki was born on September 17, 1991 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (2016), Final Fantasy XIII (2009) and Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai's Message from the Future (2017).
Actress | Kokuhaku
Non (born: Rena Nounen) was born in Kamikawa town in Hyogo, Japan and raised in this beautiful rural town. She won the prize of Nicola Model Audition when she's the 7th grade, and started the modeling carrier. On graduating her junior high school, she moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream to be an ...
27. Kenzo Okuzaki
Actor | Saezaete nao kokkeina tsuki
Kenzo Okuzaki was born on February 1, 1921 in Akashi, Hyogo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Saezaete nao kokkeina tsuki (2012), The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987) and Kami-sama no ui yatsu (2001). He died on June 16, 2005 in Kobe, Japan.
28. Masatoshi Hamada
Actor | Supêsutoraberâzu
Masatoshi Hamada and his childhood friend Hitoshi Matsumoto teamed up as comedy duo Downtown. When they had their own TV shows in late 80s, they became phenomenal pop culture among young Japanese people. Unlike other comedy duos in Japan, they are still together, and they dominate prime time TV ...
33. Saki Aibu
Actress | Gôruden suranbâ
Saki Aibu was born on June 20, 1985 in Hyogo, Japan as Aibu-Saki. She is an actress, known for Golden Slumber (2010), Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld (2007) and Death Game Park (2010).
40. Kosuke Takaguchi
Actor | Giruti Kuraun
Kosuke Takaguchi was born on December 15, 1978 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He is an actor, known for Guilty Crown (2011), Tensô sentai Goseijâ (2010) and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie (2012).