# Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Nation/Japan

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For more comprehensive information on the lives and works of mathematicians through the ages, see the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, created by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson.

*The army of those who have made at least one definite contribution to mathematics as we know it soon becomes a mob as we look back over history; 6,000 or 8,000 names press forward for some word from us to preserve them from oblivion, and once the bolder leaders have been recognised it becomes largely a matter of arbitrary, illogical legislation to judge who of the clamouring multitude shall be permitted to survive and who be condemned to be forgotten.*^{[1]}

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## Japan

##### Jun-iti Nagata (1925 – 2007)

**Jun-iti Nagata** (長田 潤, also rendered **Nagata Jun'ichi**) was a Japanese mathematician specializing in topology.
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##### Gaisi Takeuti (1926 – 2017)

**Gaisi Takeuti** (竹内 外史, also rendered **Takeuchi Gaishi**) is a Japanese mathematician specialising in logic and set theory.
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##### Masayoshi Nagata (1927 – 2008)

Japanese mathematician who worked mainly in the field of commutative algebra.
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##### Nobuyuki Yoshigahara (1936 – 2004)

Japanese inventor, collector, solver, and communicator of puzzles.
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## References

- ↑ Eric Temple Bell:
*Men of Mathematics*, 1937, Victor Gollancz, London.