Top 20 Japanese Surnames

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Ever wondered what the Japanese equivalent of "Smith" is? Here is the list of the top 20 most common Japanese surnames. It is said that more than a hundred thousand different surnames exist in Japanese, but roughly speaking one out of every ten Japanese has a surname that is listed here.

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  1. Sato
  2. Suzuki
  3. Takahashi
  4. Tanaka
  5. Watanabe
  6. Ito
  7. Yamamoto
  8. Nakamura
  9. Kobayashi
  10. Kato
  11. Yoshida
  1. Yamada
  2. Sasaki
  3. Yamaguchi
  4. Saito
  5. Matsumoto
  6. Inoue
  7. Kimura
  8. Hayashi
  9. Shimizu