List of Koreans in Japan

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This is a list of notable Zainichi Koreans or notable Japanese people of Korean descent.

Korean Royal Family[edit]

Yi Un

Politics and law[edit]

Lee Myung-bak

Business and economics[edit]




Woo Jang-choon

Science and technology[edit]

Literature and poetry[edit]


Tomoyasu Hotei



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  8. ^ Historically not considered Korean, but recent scholarship has reached a consensus that he was probably a refugee from the (recently overthrown) Baekje. (Keene, Donald 1999. Seeds in the Heart: A History of Japanese Literature, volume 1. New York: Columbia University Press.)
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