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Japan’s top 100 most common family names

While the U.S. has about one million surnames and Finland is the world’s largest by population, Japan has more than 100,000 surnames in use, which pales in comparison to China’s thousands and Korea’s mere 200.

Here is a list of the top 100 most commonly used surnames in Japan and the five most commonly used surnames in each of the 47 prefectures, in descending order.

1.Sato
2.Suzuki
3.Takahashi
4.Watanabe
5.Tanaka
6.Ito
7.Nakamura
8.Yamamoto
9.Kobayashi
10.Kato
11.Yamada
12.Sasaki
13.Yoshida
14.Matsumoto
15.Inoue
16.Kimura
17.Yamaguchi
18.Saito
19. Hayashi
20.Shimizu
21.Fujita
22.Ogawa
23.Goto
24.Okada
25.Hasegawa
26.Yamazaki
27.Mori
28.Abe
29.Ikeda
30.Nakajima
31.Maeda
32.Murakami
33.Kondo
34.Ishii
35.Saito (different kanji)
36.Hashimoto
37.Yamashita
38.Ishikawa
39.Sakamoto
40.Endo
41.Aoki
42.Fujiwara
43.Okamoto
44.Ueda
45.Morita
46.Hara
47.Shibata
48.Sakai
49.Kudo
50.Kinoshita
51.Noguchi
52.Matsuo
53.Yokoyama
54.Miyazaki
55.Miyamoto
56.Uchida
57.Takagi
58.Ando
59.Taniguchi
60.Ohno
61.Matsuda
62.Nakagawa
63.Nakano
64.Harada
65.Ono
66.Tamura
67.Fujii
68.Nishimura
69.Fukuda
70.Ota
71.Miura
72.Takeuchi
73.Kaneko
74.Wada
75.Nakayama
76.Ishida
77.Maruyama
78.Imai
79.Takada
80. Fujimoto
81.Takeda
82.Murata
83.Ueno
84.Hirano
85.Kojima
86.Otsuka
87.Chiba
88.Kubo
89.Matsui
90.Iwasaki
91.Sakurai
92.Nomura
93.Kikuchi
94.Sano
95.Sugiyama
96.Masuda
97.Sugawara
98.Sugimoto
99.Arai
100.Onishi

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