Takashi
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Multiple kanji possibilities:

"takashi"
-worship
-high
-good/dutiful
-prosper

"taka"
-high
-spacious/wide/open
-respect for parents
-honour/respect/worship
-good/dutiful
-prosper/thrive
-thought

"shi"
-believe/faith/trust
-arrow
-four (though I'm not sure how likely one would be to use it in a name since Japanese have superstitions about the number 4 being associated with death)
-soldier
-history
-loyal

See comments on Takako for more names with "taka" in them.
-- abbasdaughter  12/27/2005
Takashi Murakami is an artist from Japan who does surrealistic works. I think the writer of Yu-gi-oh is called Takashi. It feels like I see this name everytime I watch a Japanese movie.
-- honungspinglan  1/7/2007
Takashi Morinozuka is The Wild Type in the manga Ouran Kouko Hosutobu/Ouran Host Club.
-- seishou  3/23/2007
Actor Brian Tee plays the part of "D.K. (Drift King) Takashi" in the 2006 Justin Lin film "The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift."
-- KristinaX  6/8/2012
Takashi Usami is a Japanese footballer who plays for FC Augsburg. He plays as an attacking midfielder, second striker or winger.
-- lilolaf  1/27/2017
Takashi Nagayama is a Japanese actor. He is probably best known for his roles as Eiji Kikumaru in The Prince of Tennis musical series, Tenimyu, and Tōshirō Hitsugaya in "Rock Musical Bleach". During his run in Tenimyu, he garnered the nickname "Nagayan", which he is still referred to by fans and friends. He made his television debut in 1998 with the drama Change.
-- cutenose  1/27/2017
Takashi Inui is a Japanese footballer who plays for Spanish club SD Eibar and the Japanese National Football Team as a winger or attacking midfielder.
-- lilolaf  2/14/2017
Takashi Fukunishi is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team.

Fukunishi played for Júbilo Iwata, FC Tokyo and Tokyo Verdy in the J1 League.

Fukunishi played for the Japan national team at the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, as well as the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.
-- lilolaf  2/14/2017
Takashi Hagino is a Tokyo-born Japanese actor. He is noted for his roles in tokusatsu dramas, such as the lead role in Choukou Senshi Changéríon and his supporting role in Kamen Rider Ryuki as the Villain Kamen Rider Ouja.
-- lilolaf  2/14/2017
Takashi Toritani is a Japanese shortstop with the Hanshin Tigers.

Toritani was one of the most highly coveted position players in years as a senior for Waseda University in 2003. He holds the current Nippon Professional Baseball record for most consecutive games played without missing an inning as a shortstop, and has appeared in every Tigers game for 10 years from 2005 to 2014 (1, 444 regular season games). Captain of the club since the start of the 2013 season, on October 31, 2014 Toritani informed Tigers' management of his wish to exercise his free agent right to transfer to the American Major League Baseball.
-- lilolaf  2/19/2017
Takashi Saito is a retired Japanese professional baseball pitcher who last played for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball. Saito's professional career spanned 23 years. He spent his first 13 seasons pitching for the Yokohama BayStars in the Japanese Central League, compiling a record of 87–80, usually as a starter. He spent the next 7 seasons in MLB as a closer and relief pitcher before finishing his career in Japan. In his first MLB season of 2006, Saito finished 8th in the National League Cy Young Award voting. In his second season, he was named an All-Star.
-- cutenose  2/22/2017
Takashi Aiki is a retired Nippon Professional Baseball player. He played for the Orix Buffaloes and the Hanshin Tigers.
-- cutenose  2/22/2017
Takashi Ozaki was a Japanese mountaineer. He is known for having made the first ascent of Mount Everest's north face and the first ascent of Myanmar's Hkakabo Razi.
-- cutenose  2/23/2017
Takashi Chinen is a Japanese former gymnast who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in Barcelona as part of the Japanese men's gymnastic team. Chinen is a specialist in the pommel horse. Chinen was born in Ishikawa, a former city that is now a district of Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture. He is the father of Yuri Chinen (born 1993), an actor, dancer, voice actor, talent, singer and member of the idol group Hey! Say! JUMP.
-- cutenose  2/26/2017
Takashi was last given to 7 baby boys born in the USA (2012).
-- lilolaf  2/28/2017
The Kanji 尊 (Takashi) means "noble". The Kanji has been added to the "OTHER SCRIPTS:" section but the meaning has not been added, only the first three Kanjis had their meanings added.
-- lilolaf  3/1/2017
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works in fine arts media (such as painting and sculpture) as well as commercial media (such as fashion, merchandise, and animation) and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. He coined the term superflat, which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of post-war Japanese culture and society. Superflat is also used as a moniker to describe Murakami’s own artistic style and that of other Japanese artists he has influenced.

Murakami is the founder and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., through which he manages the careers of several younger artists and organizes the biannual art fair GEISAI.
-- lilolaf  3/1/2017
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese professional golfer. Murakami was born in Shizuoka. He won 11 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour and led the money list in 1975.
-- lilolaf  3/1/2017
Takashi Miwa is a former professional baseball player from Chiba, Japan. He was drafted by the Orix BlueWave in the second round of the 1993 amateur draft, and played with the team until 2004. He was the team representative for the BlueWave in the Japanese baseball players union during the 2004 Japanese baseball strike.

He currently works as a coach for the Orix Buffaloes. He also won a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics before entering the Japanese professional leagues.
-- lilolaf  3/1/2017
Takashi Kurosu is a Japanese baseball catcher who won a silver medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.
-- lilolaf  3/1/2017
Takashi Ishii is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and coach. He pitched for 14 seasons for the Seibu Lions and made three All-Star teams. His brother Akio Ishii was drafted in 1986 but never made it into Nippon Pro Baseball.
-- lilolaf  3/1/2017
Takashi Kashiwada is a retired Japanese professional baseball player. He played for the Yomiuri Giants and the New York Mets. He was a left-handed relief pitcher who wore #18 while with the Mets. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut on May 1, 1997 and pitched in his final MLB game on September 18, 1997. He batted left-handed.
-- lilolaf  3/1/2017
Takashi Yamanouchi is a Japanese businessman. Yamanouchi has been the Chairman of Mazda Motor Corporation. Yamanouchi previously served as President, Representative Director, and Chief Executive Officer until 2013, he was replaced by Masamichi Kogai.
-- lilolaf  3/2/2017
Takashi Watanabe is a Japanese animation director.
-- cutenose  3/17/2017
Takashi Ukaji is a Japanese actor. Born in Tokyo, but raised in Hiroshima Prefecture, Ukaji was the leader of one of Japan's largest bosozoku groups before becoming an actor. His mother is Shizue Ukaji, a prominent Ainu poet and artist.
-- cutenose  5/31/2017
Takashi Yagihashi is a Japanese chef, residing in the United States. He specializes in a fusion of French and Asian cuisine. In 1996, Takashi opened his first restaurant Tribute. The Detroit Free Press gave the restaurant four stars; The New York Times called it "maybe the best restaurant between New York and Chicago and certainly the finest in Detroit." In 2003, he was named the 13th Annual James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Midwest. In 2005, he opened Okada for Steve Wynn in the Wynn Las Vegas, where he created a contemporary Japanese menu influenced by his French training. He has since become a member of the Macy's culinary council and he opened Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi at Macy's in Chicago before opening his namesake restaurant in December 2007. Takashi also owns and operates another Chicago based restaurant, a Japanese-style ramen house called Slurping Turtle which opened in November 2011. In April 2014, he opened another location of Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was featured on an episode of Iron Chef America in the 2012 season, where it was mentioned that he started cooking because he needed money for milk, which he credits that as the start of his cooking career.
-- cutenose  6/13/2017

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