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A famous British novelist who wrote 'The Remains of the Day' is Kazuo Ishiguro.
He was actually born in Japan, but went to Britain at very young age.
Kazuo Kiriyama is a major character in Koushun Takami's novel Battle Royale, as well as the manga and film of the same name. Another character, Sho Tsukioka, comments on how plain-sounding Kazuo's name is.
Other bearers of this name, aside from Kazuo Ishiguro and Kazuo Kiriyama, include:
Kazuo Hasegawa (長谷川 一夫) - film actor, born in 1908 & died in 1984
Kazuo Hirai (平井 一夫) - president/CEO of Sony Computer, born in 1964
Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫) - manga artist, born in 1936
Kazuo Matsui (松井 稼頭央) - baseball player, born in 1975
Kazuo Miyagawa (宮川 一夫) - cinematographer, born in 1908 & died in 1999
Kazuo Ōno (大野 一雄) - Butoh dancer, born in 1906 & died in 2010.
Kazuo Echigo is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japanese national team.
Kazuo "Kaz" Matsui is a Japanese second baseman for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball. Matsui is a switch-hitter. Matsui has no relation to former player Hideki Matsui.
Matsui signed with the New York Mets on December 17, 2003, becoming the first Japanese infielder to sign with a Major League Baseball team.
Kazuo Ishiguro is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan; his family moved to England in 1960 when he was five. Ishiguro obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative-writing course in 1980.
Ishiguro is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, having received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and winning the 1989 award for his novel The Remains of the Day. In 2008, The Times ranked Ishiguro 32nd on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
His seventh novel, The Buried Giant, was published on 3 March 2015 in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Kazuo Tomita is a Japanese swimmer and Olympic medalist. He participated at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, winning a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metre medley relay.
Kazuo Kumakura was a Japanese actor, voice actor, and theatre director. He was the head of the Theatre Echo agency at the time of his death.
Kazuo Fukumori is a former Japanese right-handed relief pitcher. Fukumori was unable to advance to the National High School Baseball Championship during his high school years, losing in the prefectural final for three consecutive years. He was drafted by the Yokohama BayStars in the third round of the 1994 draft, and marked his first win against the Chunichi Dragons on July 3, 1997. He pitched as a fifth and sixth-string starter for the BayStars rotation during his early career, with a career-high 9 wins in 1999. He was traded to the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes in 2004 after pitching in a career-high 62 games in 2003 with a 4.50 ERA as a reliever in his final year with the BayStars. He became the closer for the Buffaloes midway through 2004, and ended the year with 2 wins and 10 saves with a 5.18 ERA. However, the Buffaloes team was disbanded during the off-season, and Fukumori was handed over to the newly created Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in a distribution draft. He recorded the first save in history for the Eagles on April 13 against the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, and was the only pitcher to not let up a run in the team's epic 0-26 loss to the Chiba Lotte Marines in the second game of the season.
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