Inoue

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Inoue
井上
Family name
Pronunciation in English: /ˈnw/;[1]
Meaning On the well
Region of origin Japan
Language(s) of origin Japanese

Inoue (kanji: 井上, historical kana orthography: ゐのうへ Winouhe) is the 17th most common Japanese surname. Historically, it was also romanized as Inouye.

People[edit]

Politics or business[edit]

  • Daniel Inouye (1924–2012), late American senator from Hawaii and recipient of the Medal of Honor in World War II
  • Inoue Kaoru (1836–1915), Japanese Foreign Minister
  • Inoue Kowashi (1844–1895). Japanese Education Minister and contributor to the Meiji Constitution & Imperial Household Law
  • Lorraine Inouye (1940–), Hawaii state senator and mayor of Hawaii county
  • Inoue Masashige (1585–1661) Japanese official during the Tokugawa shogunate
  • Inoue Shigeyoshi (1889–1975), naval officer and vice-minister of the navy
  • Wayne Inouye (1953–), former president & CEO of Gateway, Inc.

Science[edit]

Literature[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

Other arts[edit]

Sports[edit]

Characters[edit]

Fictional[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Inoue, forerunner to Icom Incorporated, international manufacturer of radio transmitting and receiving equipment
  • Inoue grappling, a form of mixed martial arts developed by Egan Inoue
  • Inoue house, one of the go schools of the Edo period

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "''Voice of America'' pronunciation guide". Names.voa.gov. Retrieved July 2, 2010.