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Kiyoshi Kuromiya was a Japanese American author and civil rights activist. He was born in a Japanese American internment camp on May 9, 1943 in Heart Mountain, Wyoming. He died on the night of May 10, 2000, due to complications from AIDS.
cutenose  6/6/2017
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Kiyoshi Nagai, better known by the pen name Go Nagai is a Japanese manga artist and a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy, horror and erotica. He made his professional debut in 1967 with Meakashi Polikichi, but is best known for creating Cutie Honey, Devilman, and Mazinger Z. He also pioneered the ecchi genre with Harenchi Gakuen. He is credited with creating the Super Robot genre and for designing the first mecha robots piloted by a user from within a cockpit with Mazinger Z. In 2005, he became a Character Design professor at the Osaka University of Arts. Since 2009, he is a member of Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize's nominating committee.
lilolaf  3/17/2017
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Kiyoshi Tanabe is a retired Japanese boxer who won a bronze medal at the 1960 Olympics.
lilolaf  2/19/2017
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Kiyoshi Toyoda is a Japanese professional baseball player.
lilolaf  2/19/2017
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Kiyoshi Okuma is a former Japanese football player and manager. He managed Japan national under-20 football team at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship and 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. His younger brother Yuji is also a former Japanese footballer.
lilolaf  2/19/2017
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Kiyoshi Ijichi is the drummer of the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Ijichi credits the origin of his drumming ability to playing in marching bands in junior high.

He met fellow band members Masafumi Gotō, Kensuke Kita, and Takahiro Yamada while attending Kanto Gakuin University in 1996. Unlike the others, Ijichi had prior band experience and was a member of another college band when approached by the three. After parting ways with his old band, Ijichi joined Gotō, Kita, and Yamada to form Asian Kung-Fu Generation and the four have been together ever since.
lilolaf  2/19/2017
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I'm half Japanese and half Irish-American, born in Niigata, Japan in 1950. The kanji for my name, KIYOSHI, means "pure" or "purity". I agree that Kiyoshi sounds very feminine (in the USA). In fact, I often get mail from companies and the government addressed to "Mrs." Kiyoshi Hannigan and my wife (nee Teruyo Ichikawa) gets mailed addressed to "Mr." Teri Hannigan (LOL)!
kiyoshi  8/11/2015
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Kiyoshi Kurosawa the Director of Retribution, Cure, and other movies very popular in Japan.
lionswithwings  5/20/2008
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In response to the three of you, in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kiyoshi Island was named for a female warrior who was born on the island. From what I understand (and this may not be correct) it is a Chinese name meaning "teacher".
Lady Seashell  4/1/2008
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Sounds more like a feminine name to me. I think it would be better for a girl.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2006
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I agree that it sounds very feminine.
seishou  3/23/2007
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'Kiyoshi' was used in the animated show Avatar: The Last Air Bender as the name of an island.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2006
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As for the comments about the Avatar in Avatar: The Last Airbender, her name is spelled Kyoshi, without the "i".
CrystalGlacia  1/27/2011

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