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Japan’s Top 15 Most Popular Female Actors for 2021

From “the girl next door” to femme fatale, this tally of “A-Listers” from Japan’s big and small screen is certain to capture attention.

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avatar for Julian DomanskiJulian Domanski

Born in England, Julian is a writer, videographer & musician living in Tokyo. When he's not drinking cop...

avatar for Christian DakinChristian Dakin

Christian Dakin is a south Georgia-born writer, designer, and translator currently based out of Tokyo, Ja...

avatar for Yasu MatsunoYasu Matsuno

Founder of Japan Insider (Previously known as Ryu Tokyo). Japanese-born entrepreneur. Spent his life around...

avatar for Kristen BarrettKristen Barrett

Kristen is a Michigan-born, LA-based writer. She studied abroad in Japan during college and taught English ...

avatar for Mark KennedyMark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy is a native of Chicago who has spent more than 20 years living, studying and working in J...

avatar for Kevin MurasakiKevin Murasaki

Kevin Murasaki grew up moving back and forth between Chicago and Yokohama, Japan. Known as a "hafu", Kevi...

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