Kuroda

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Kuroda (written: 黒田 literally "black field") is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Aki Kuroda (黒田 アキ, born 1944), Japanese painter
  • Chris Kuroda, lighting designer and operator for the band Phish and Justin Bieber, among others
  • Emily Kuroda (born 1952), American actress
  • Fukumi Kuroda (黒田 福美, born 1956), Japanese actress
  • Haruhiko Kuroda (黒田 東彦, born 1944), governor of Bank of Japan and former president of Asian Development Bank
  • Hiroki Kuroda (黒田 博樹, born 1975), Japanese baseball player
  • Iou Kuroda (黒田 硫黄, born 1971), pen name of a Japanese manga artist
  • Jutaro Kuroda (黒田 重太郎, 1887–1970), Japanese painter
  • Kuroda Kanbei (黒田 官兵衛, 1546–1604), famed strategist under Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  • Kuroda Nagamasa (黒田 長政, 1568–1623), Samurai, son of Kuroda Kanbei
  • Kuroda Kiyotaka (黒田 清隆, 1840–1900), Japanese politician and second Prime Minister of Japan
  • Momoko Kuroda (黒田杏子, born 1938), Japanese haiku poet
  • Nagamichi Kuroda (黒田 長礼, 1889–1978), Japanese ornithologist
  • Paul Kuroda, (1917-2001), Japanese-American nuclear scientist
  • Robert T. Kuroda (1922–1944), American soldier Medal of Honor recipient
  • Sige-Yuki Kuroda (黒田 成幸, 1934–2009), linguist, inventor of the Kuroda normal form
  • Sayako Kuroda (黒田 清子, born 1969), child of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan
  • Shigenori Kuroda (黒田 重徳, 1887–1952), Japanese general
  • Tetsuhiro Kuroda (黒田 哲広, born 1971), Japanese professional wrestler
  • Tokubei Kuroda (黒田 徳米, 1886–1987), Japanese malacologist
  • Yōsuke Kuroda (黒田 洋介, born 1968), Japanese anime screenwriter

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Hikari Kuroda (黒田 光), a character in the visual novel School Days