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
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Abe, Namiko. "Top 20 Japanese Surnames." ThoughtCo, Jun. 19, 2017, thoughtco.com/top-japanese-surnames-2028100. Abe, Namiko. (2017, June 19). Top 20 Japanese Surnames. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/top-japanese-surnames-2028100 Abe, Namiko. "Top 20 Japanese Surnames." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/top-japanese-surnames-2028100 (accessed September 20, 2017).