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Kyoto, Japan

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/index_e.html

Population:
1,470,159 (2005)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Kyoto University
1869

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Nintendo
1889

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chushiro Hayashi
Astronomer
25-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2010 Big Bang astrophysicist
Joi Ito
Business
19-Jun-1966   Director, MIT Media Lab
Isamu Kaneko
Computer Programmer
c. 1971   Mr. 47, developed WinNY p2p program
Saionji Kinmochi
Government
23-Oct-1849 24-Nov-1940 Twice Prime Minister of Japan
Koda Kumi
Singer
13-Nov-1982   Japanese Pop Idol
Emperor Meiji
Royalty
3-Nov-1852 30-Jul-1912 Emperor of Japan, 1867-1912
Haruki Murakami
Novelist
12-Jan-1949   The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Osamu Shimomura
Chemist
27-Aug-1928   Green Fluorescent Protein
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga
Physicist
31-Mar-1906 8-Jul-1979 Quantum electrodynamics
Fusajiro Yamauchi
Business
22-Nov-1860 Jan-1940 Founder of Nintendo

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cid Corman
Poet
29-Jun-1924 12-Mar-2004 Founder of Origin poetry magazine
Kenichi Fukui
Chemist
4-Oct-1918 9-Jan-1998 Frontier orbitals
Chushiro Hayashi
Astronomer
25-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2010 Big Bang astrophysicist
Kiyoshi Ito
Mathematician
7-Sep-1915 10-Nov-2008 Ito Calculus
Kenji Mizoguchi
Film Director
16-May-1898 24-Aug-1956 The Life of Oharu
Fusajiro Yamauchi
Business
22-Nov-1860 Jan-1940 Founder of Nintendo
Hideki Yukawa
Physicist
23-Jan-1907 8-Sep-1981 Predicted existence of mesons



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