Top 10 Most Beautiful Japanese Women in 2017

Aside from being known as the “Land of the Rising Sun,” Japan is also a country with beautiful women in the entertainment industry which people love. Japanese women come from simple to sophisticated are featured here. These top 10 most beautiful Japanese women in 2017 reviews will show you the most incredible women not only in their physical appearances but also in their career and passion. Get to know these women better in this review and see their achievements, personal and professional background and outstanding performances in their films, commercials, and TV shows.


10. Rie Miyazawa

Rie Miyazawa is a famous Japanese actress and former fashion model who was born on April 6, 1973. She has been engaged in glamor modeling where she made the released of four photo books. Rie is also well-known as a former fiancé of the sumo wrestler Takanohana. She had her first debut at the age of 11 through an advertisement for Kit Kat. Since then, her career continues where she had several offers for television shows, films, commercials, photo books and stage appearances. She became famous in 1991 in a Fine Art Nude publication photography book. When her career blooms she received multiple of major awards for best actress and best supporting actress.


Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:   

  • Seven Days’ War (1988)
  • Dotchi-ni Suru-no (1989)
  • Erotic Liaisons (1992)
  • Basara: Princess Goh (1992)
  • Kin Chan no Cinema Jack II: Light of Firely (1994)
  • Oceans (2009)
  • Gu-gu Datte Neko de Aru (2014, TV Series)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (2014)
  • Pale Moon (2014)
  • Sherlock Holmes (2014, puppetry where she voices Irene Adler)

9. Kurara Chibana

This beauty queen turned to Japanese actress and model, Kurara Chibana, born on March 27, 1982, in Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture. She represented Japan at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant and won the 1st Runner-up. She had her popularity in the show on winning the best national costume award for her samurai-themed outfit. Aside from being a beauty queen, she was an educational philosophy student at Sophia University and got her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006. Currently, Kurara works as a feature reporter, flying around the world to looking for unique people for a leading Japan’s Fashion Magazine.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popularity Films/TV Series:   

  • Miss Universe 2006 Pageant in Los Angeles
  • NTV Show News Zero
  • Spokeswoman for Maybelline New York’s Angelfit Make-up
  • Japanese Ambassador for United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP)

8. Mao Inoue

Born on January 9, 1987, is an award-winning Japanese actress, Mao Inoue. She debuted as a U-15 idol in 1999 and was become popular in the Japanese television drama audiences as Akane Imai in Kids War and as Makino Tsukushi in the popular Hana Yori Dango. Mao started her career at the age of 5 acting in many drama series. She began on the show Kids War from 1999 to 2003. This was followed by Hana Yori Dango which hit big in the viewers who demands for a second season. She was awarded as  Best Actress by Television Drama Academy in the same year the Hana Yori Dango was aired, and thoroughly won major awards for acting. These shows were followed by several films where she fully developed her acting career. Aside from acting, Mao was chosen for endorsing Asashi Beer and appears on the covers of various magazines- Bomb, Steady, Weekly, Shonen among others. Aside from these, she expanded her career in voice acting and stage play.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:

  • Hana Yori Dango (2005)
  • Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007)
  • First Kiss (2007)
  • Hana Yori Dango Returns (2008)
  • Veterinarian Dolittle (2010)
  • Miracle in the Pacific (2011)
  • Rebirth (2011)
  • Rebirth, Miracle in the Pacific (2011)
  • Ohisama (2011)
  • Rebirth (2012)
  • Tokkan (2012)
  • The Snow White Murder Case (2015)

7. Reon Kadena

Also known as Leon Kadena/Minamo Kusano, Reon Kadena is a Japanese model and actress born on February 19, 1986, in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. She had her first collection of photos published at the age of eighteen by Asahi Press in the photobook Naked Reon. In 2004, she appeared in several numbers of glamor videos which include the September 2005 Reon Style by Geneon Entertainment. In 2005, she had her theatrical debut in erotic drama Piikan Fufu, after that, she co-starred in the Toie comedy Secret Undercover Agent: Wild Cats in Strip Royale. Furthermore, she also appeared in a number of television dramas for the TV Asahi action mystery series Maid Deka, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:   

  • Piika Fufu (2005)
  • God’s Left Hand, Devil’s Right Hand (2006)
  • The Making of Dark Fantasy (2006)
  • Secret Undercover Agent: Wild Cats in Strip Royale (2008)
  • Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core (2010)
  • Ichijiku No Mori (2014)
  • The Pinkie (2014)

6. Masami Nagasawa

Born on June 3,1987, Japanese actress, Masami Nagasawa. She starred in a movie called Gunjo, which is based on a novel written by Ayako Miyagi, a second Japanese film produced by Century Fox. Here in this movie where Masami includes her first actual love scene. Masami starred in the TBS drama series, Boku no Imoto and also in the movie Magare!Spoon, premiered at the Tokyo International Fiml. When Fuji TV announced their celebration for the 50th anniversary in 2010 and introduced the television drama special: Wagaya no Rekishi, she was among the cast members. Since the year 2005, she has received multiple awards for her outstanding performances in her films and TV series in Japan and New York Asian Films.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:

  • Crossfire (2000)
  • Nagori Yuki (2001)
  • Yomigaeri (2003)
  • Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (20030
  • Robokon (2003)
  • Good Morning Show (2016)
  • Gold Medal Man (2016)
  • Your Name (2016)
  • Tsuiko (2017
  • Gin Tama (2017)

5. Keiko Kitagawa

Born on August 22, 1986, is Keiko Kitagawa the Japanese actress and former model for the Japanese Seventeen Magazine from 2003 to mid-2006. Keiko had her first acting role in Sailor Mars in the Sailor Moon live action show Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (2003-2004). When she had her role in the film Mamiya Kyodai, she decided to quit modeling and concentrate on acting. She blooms her acting career in several films in Japan and international. Keiko also appeared in the TV dramas Mop Girl in 2007, Homeroom on the Beachside (2008), Buzzer Beat (2009) and Moon Lovers (2010). In 2008, she had received an award for the 55th The Television Drama Academy Awards for a Special Award.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:

  • The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Dear Friends (2007)
  • Handsome Suit (2008)
  • Orion in Midsummer (2009)
  • After the Flowers (2010)
  • Paradise Kiss (2011)
  • Magic Tree House (2012)
  • Roommate (2013)
  • Judge (2014)
  • Hero (2015)
  • Hamon (2017)

4. Yukie Nakama

Japanese actress, singer and former idol Yukie Nakama, born on October 30, 1979. She was the youngest of five siblings into a fisherman’s family. Her career started being a gravure idol and singer and her first debut single “Moonlight to Daybreak” was released in 1996. And appeared in bit roles until her career breakthrough in playing Sadako in “Ring 0: Birthday on 2000. Aside from movies, she also had her lead role in the Japanese television drama Trick, followed by the top-rating 2002 TV series Gokusen, a live-action version of the popular manga, which made her established as one of Japan’s most famous and bankable actresses, where she received multiple best actresses awards. Moreover, her role in the drama, Saki added her popularity. She also featured in commercials for companies such as Nissin Foods, Ashi, Lotte, Shiseido, au by KDDI and has served at the same time as a spokesperson for Japan Railways and the Japanese Tax Agency.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:

  • Tomoko no Baai (1996)
  • Love & Pop (1998)
  • Martian Successor Nadesico: The Motion Picture-Prince of Darkness (1998)
  • Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys (1999)
  • Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
  • Gokusen the Movie (2009)
  • Flowers (2010)
  • Tempest 3D (2012)
  • Giovanni’s Island (2014)
  • The Big Bee (2015)

3. Miyako Miyazaki

This Japanese fashion model and beauty pageant winner in Miss Universe pageant, Miyako Miyasaki was born on February 25, 1978, in the Japanese prefecture. She was the winner of Miss Japanese Japan in 2003 and represented Japan in the Miss Universe 2003 pageant and made it to the top 5 as the fourth runner-up. Miyako is also a fashion model and spokesperson in her country where she earned her Bachelor or Arts degree. She has signed a one-year endorsement contract with Celine after winning the Miss Universe Japan in 2003. In 2003, Global Beauties awarded her the title of the Sexiest Woman Alive.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:

  • Power Rangers Jungle Fury

2. Nozomi Sasaki

Nozomi Sasaki, born on February 8, 1988, or just known as Nozomi is a Japanese glamor model and former professional model from Akita. She worked as a fashion model for 7 years where she became famous as a gravure idol and main ringside commentator/spokesperson for the mixed martial arts competition in Dream Fighting Championships and the kickboxing K-1 World Max since 2009. Nozomi had released five photo books and two DVD’s and has also made countless appearances on television, magazines, and ads unrelated to fashion/cosmetic, green tea products, soft drink products and tissue brand. She started her music career in 2010 in her single “Kamu to Funyan”. Nozomi began her modeling career when she was 14 years old promoting the collection circuit, fashion, cosmetic and other advertisements.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:

  • Handsome Suit (2008)
  • Tenshi No Koi (2009)
  • Afro Tanaka (2012)
  • Pajkaji Nankai Sakusen (2012)
  • Sango Ranger (2013)
  • Enishi: The Bride of Izumo (2016)
  • Hoshigaika Wonderland (2016)
  • Canon 92016)
  • Iya Na Onna (2016)
  • My Korean Teacher (2016)

1. Maria Ozawa

This Japanese actress, model and former AV idol, Maria Ozawa, born on January 8, 1986 started her career as a model and used the name Miyabi. Her mother is a Japanese, and her father is a French-Canadian, that is why she has a higher ability to read and write English than Japanese. Maria claims that she became sexually active at the age of 13 and learned the 48 sexual positions from a book she purchased. When she was 16 years old, she debuted in a 30-second Japanese TV commercial for DARS chocolate and the Japanese pop duo Kinki Kids. She started her career in adult videos by watching sex tapes, and began modeling for Miyabi for the pornographic site Shirouto-Teein.com in June 2005. In 2008, Maria acted her first mainstream movie Invitation Only, billed as “Taiwan’s First-Ever Slasher Horror. Maria also starred in a movie Nilalang (Creature) with Cesar Montano in the Philippines.

Most Beautiful Japanese Women

Popular Films/TV Series:

  • Tokumei Kakaricho Tadano Hitoshi (2005)
  • Maid’s Room: Return of the Master (2007)
  • Kekko Kamen Royale (2007)
  • Kekko Kamen Premium (2007)
  • Kekko Kamen Forever (2007
  • Invitation Only (2008)
  • Menculik Miyabi (2009)
  • Hantu Tanah Kusir (2010)
  • Erotibot (2011)
  • Tokyo Species (2012)
  • Nilalang (2015)


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