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Well known/Famous Foreigners that are living in Japan

chickie

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Here's a poll that may be interesting to see in this thread. These are all foreign born residents of Japan and the score is based on whether the Japanese people polled would like to go on holiday with them.
I can't recognise some of the names on the list.
Maybe it's just because I only know their katakana names!😊

David Zoppetti
He's an author of a bestselling book "Ichigensan".
デビット・ゾペティ - Wikipedia

Dragan Stojkovic, Pixy
Another famous "fudbal" player from Balkan:)
Though he doesn't live in Japan anymore, I'm sure many people still love him!
 

Alma

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Alma, which one on the list is the imposter?

Ivica Osim - he is not from Croatia, but Bosnia, he was born and lived most of his life in Sarajevo...

I understand confusion, because it was the same country before, and Croatia is maybe better known in Japan.. but I have to say this.. he is not Croatian!

and you have to understand my reaction.. i hope.😊


:)
 

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chickie, yes of course, it may be difficult to work out names without katakana.
So to remedy that - here is the original list:

ニ短ニ辰ニ停?慊・ニ谷ニ蓄ニ停?ヲ ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ男ニ停?ヲツーニ塚?ーニ誰ツ州
ニ停??ニ停?愴箪ニ段 ツ出ツ身ツ:ナ?テ伉坂?
窶ケテ?ツ湘ゥ窶「ツ ツ出ツ身ツ:窶佚、ヒ徘
ニ椎?ニ探ツ・ニ湛ニ弾ニ鍛ニ丹ニ筑ニ辰ニ停?楪ー ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ辰ニ停?愴断ニ達ニ但ニ段ツ州
BoA ツ出ツ身ツ:ナ?テ伉坂?
ニ単ニ辰ニ停?慊・ニ坦ニ湛ニ樽 ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ陳哉探ニ停?愴端ニ停?ケニ湛ツ州
ニ恥ニ停?愴団ニ巽ニ鍛ニ耽ツ・ニ淡ニ陳債ーニ停?ーニ停? ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ辰ニ耽ニ椎?ニ但
ニ辰ニ停?愴椎?ニ停?慊・ニ棚ニ置ツ・ニ淡ニ停?。ニ辰ニ暖ニ辰 ツ出ツ身ツ:窶佚、ヒ徘
ニ但ニ丹ニ値ニ湛ツ・ニ蛋ニ槌槌停? ツ出ツ身ツ:窶吮??ツ坂?
ニ畜ニ池ツーツ・ニ弛ニ椎槌停?愴耽ニ辰ニ停? ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ坦ニ値ニ弾ニ達ニ谷ニ鍛ニ暖ツ州
ニ胆ニ男ニ竪ニ停?ケツ・ニ谷ツーニ停?ケ ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ谷ニ椎?ニ稚ニ辿ニ停?ケニ男ニ但ツ州
ニ断ツーニ置ツ・ニ湛ニ馳ニ誰ニ耽ツー ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ辰ニ椎?ニ知ニ辰ツ州
KONISHIKI ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ地ニ陳照辰ツ州
ニ単ニ停?愴暖ツ・ニ樽ニ停?ケニ弛ツーニ暖 ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ但ニ辰ニ胆ニ築ツ州
ニ谷ニ停?ケニ陳哉湛ツ・ニ担ツーニ停? ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ置ニ停?ーニ淡ニ停?ケ
ニ単ニ停?愴暖ツ・ニ断ニ椎?ニ谷ニ鍛ニ暖 ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ停??ニ耽ツ州
ニ棚ニ湛ニ筑ニ停?慊・ニ探ニ停?愴坦ニ停? ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ樽ニ男ニ但
ニ痴ツーニ耽ツーツ・ニ稚ニ停?ーニ停?愴誰ニ停?ケ ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ地ニ停?愴狸ニ椎?ツー
ニ筑ニ停?ケニ歎ニ但 ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ置ニ停?ーニ淡ニ停?ケ
窶ケテ補?ーツ「ツ州ツ焦ク窶ケI ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ置ニ停?ケニ狸ニ椎?ニ但
ニ畜ニ池ツーツ・ニ棚ニ陳哉担ニ停? ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ段ニ辰ニ淡ニ巽ニ椎?ニ但
ニ畜ニ置ツ・ニ探ニ鍛ニ致 ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ坦ニ陳哉停?ーニ檀ツ州
ニ谷ニ辰ニ停? ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ辰ニ椎?ニ知ニ辰ツ州
窶卍ゥツ静や?板エ窶督セ窶慊ソ ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ停?堡停?愴担ニ停?ケ
ツ焦停?伉セヒ弸 ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ但ニ陳?椎?ニ谷ツ・ニ地ニ陳照辰ツ州
ニ但ニ停?愴暖ニ停?慊・ニ脱ニ達ニ鍛ニ鱈ツー ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ湛ニ椎?ニ停?ーニ停?愴谷
ニ綻ニ筑ニ築ニ停?慊・ニ停?ケニ稚ニ達ニ停? ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ遅ニ段ニ停?
ニ辰ニ池ニ蛋ニ槌陳・ニ棚ニ歎ニ停ぎ ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ誰ニ陳哉但ニ蛋ニ但
ニ停?ーニ停?愴断ニ達ツ・ニ筑ニ鍛ニ湛ニ停?ケ ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ辰ニ停?ーニ停?
窶拂窶氾壺?徭ナ?M窶徑 ツ出ツ身ツ:ニ竪ニ湛ニ暖ニ男ニ但

Alma, I can see why his nationality is important to you. I guess it is not so important to the Japanese media!

Q: Which foreign-born famous person would you like to go with on an overseas holiday?
Famous person Birthplace Score
Thane Camus New York, USA 100
Yoon Son Ha South Korea 75.8
Takeshi Kaneshiro Taiwan 61.8
Risa Stegmayer Indiana, USA 61.1
BoA South Korea 52.9
Kane Kosugi Los Angeles, USA 38.5
Panzetta Girolamo Italy 35.0
Yinlin of Joytoy Taiwan 28.0
Agnes Chan China 25.8
Bobby Valentine Connecticut, USA 22.9
Daniel Kahl California, USA 21.0
Dave Spector Illinois, USA 17.8
KONISHIKI Hawaii, USA 15.0
Kent Gilbert Idaho, USA 14.3
Carlos Ghosn Brazil 13.4
Kent Derricott Utah, USA 11.5
Osuman Sankhon Guinea 11.5
Peter Frankl Hungary 10.2
Marcia Brazil 9.9
Katsunori Kotooshuu Bulgaria 8.0
Bobby Ologun Nigeria 7.6
Bob Sapp Colorado, USA 7.0
Caiya Illinois, USA 6.7
Akinori Asashoryu Mongolia 6.7
Taro Akebono Hawaii, USA 5.4
Anton Wicky Sri Lanka 5.4
Zomahoun Idossou Rufin Benin 4.5
Ivica Osim Croatia 2.9
Randy Muscle Iran 2.5
Baruto Kaito (Kaido Hoovelson) Estonia 1.9
 
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Alma

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well, i understand that.. i guess, there is not so much good things about and from Bosnia that is known worldwide (japan especially), so it is kind of delicate subject for me...
but it is ok, as long as Japanese knows about him

🙂
 
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@craftsman, when you post something in the Non-Nihongo section, please put a translation of the Kanji next/above/under it. Thanks!
 

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@craftsman, when you post something in the Non-Nihongo section, please put a translation of the Kanji next/above/under it. Thanks!

Done as requested, Sir. I'm only repeating post #44 which already has all the translations though.
 

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I don't recognize most of those names except;

Bobby Valentine Connecticut, USA 22.9
Dave Spector Illinois, USA 17.8
KONISHIKI Hawaii, USA 15.0
Carlos Ghosn Brazil 13.4
Bob Sapp Colorado, USA 7.0
Akinori Asashoryu Mongolia 6.7
Taro Akebono Hawaii, USA 5.4

Surprised Beckham didn't come up in there?!
 

tampopo

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D. Beckham lives in Madrid Spain being the main reason, I suppose.
 

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I just saw a pic of that Daniel Kahl guy... I've always seen him on telly but never knew his name... i reckon he's some distant relative of mine as my grandpops name was Kahl and from Germany... how bizaare!! xD
 

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Famous gambler??

I saw a foreign guy on Japanese TV the other day playing slot machines.

Looked him on youtube and he had a fair few hits,
his name is Tom (ニ暖ニ停ぎ) ? couldnt find a last name anywhere.

Maybe someone could find out more for me?
 

masaegu

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I saw a foreign guy on Japanese TV the other day playing slot machines.
Looked him on youtube and he had a fair few hits,
his name is Tom (ニ暖ニ停ぎ) ? couldnt find a last name anywhere.
Maybe someone could find out more for me?
This would be the guy but it looks like he prefers to just go by "Tom", which is understandable considering his "profession".

ニ停?榿鍛ニ恥ニ谷ニ檀2.
 

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I know David Lee Roth, frontman for Van Halen lives in Tokyo now.
 
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