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Ever wondered what the Japanese equivalent of "Smith" is? Here is the list of the top 10 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.

Click here to learn more about Japanese names. To see a list of the top 500 Japanese family names ordered by frequency, try here.

1 Satou
佐藤
2 Suzuki
鈴木
3 Takahashi
高橋
4 Tanaka
田中
5 Watanabe
渡辺
6 Itou
伊藤/伊東
7 Nakamura
中村
8 Yamamoto
山本
9 Kobayashi
小林
10 Saitou
斉藤/斎藤

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