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Yoshijirō Umezu

Yoshijirō Umezu was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.

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Yoshio Taniguchi

Yoshio Taniguchi is a Japanese architect best known for his redesign of the Museum of Modern Art in New York which was reopened November 20, 2004.

Type: ArchitectNationality: Japanese

Yoshiro Mori

Yoshirō Mori is a Japanese politician who served as the 85th and 86th Prime Minister of Japan starting at 5 April 2000 ending 26 April 2001. Described as having the heart of a flea and the brain of a shark, he was an unpopular prime minister mainly remembered today for his many gaffes and situationally inappropriate actions.

Type: Nationality: Australian

Yossi Sarid

Yossi Sarid (Hebrew: יוסי שריד‬‎; 24 October 1940 – 4 December 2015) was an Israeli politician and news commentator. He served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment, Ratz and Meretz between 1974 and 2006. A former Minister of Education and Minister of the Environment, he led Meretz between 1996 and 2003 and served as Leader of the Opposition from 2001 to 2003. Known for his determined moral stance and his willingness to pay the political price for that determination, Sarid was often referred to as Israel's moral compass.

Type: writer,poet,politician,educator,journalistNationality: Israel

Yossi Vardi

Joseph "Yossi" Vardi (Hebrew: יוסי ורדי‎, born September 2, 1942) is an Israeli entrepreneur and investor. He is one of Israel's first high-tech entrepreneurs. For over 47 years he has founded and helped to build over 85 high-tech companies in a variety of fields, among them software, energy, Internet, mobile, electro-optics and water technology.

Type: businessperson,entrepreneurNationality: Israel

Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Assaf Ottolenghi (born 14 December 1968) is an Israeli-British chef, restaurant owner, and food writer. He is the co-owner of five delis and restaurants in London, as well as the author of several bestselling cookbooks, including Ottolenghi (2008), Plenty (2010), and Jerusalem (2012).

Type: cook,author,cookery writer,reality television participantNationality: United Kingdom

Young Buck

David Darnell Brown, also known as Young Buck, is an American Southern rapper. Buck is a former member of the hip hop groups UTP Playas & G-Unit. He currently resides as president of his own record label, Ca$hville Records. As of August 6, 2012 Young Buck is serving 18 months in prison for gun possession.

Type: Musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, producerNationality: American

Young Jeezy

Jay Wayne Jenkins (born September 28, 1977), better known by his stage name Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy), is an American rapper and an influential figure in southern hip hop . Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Gucci Mane, Jeezy is credited for helping to pioneer and popularize trap music with a mainstream audience.Outside of his solo career, Jeezy is the de facto leader of the southern hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (U.S.D.A), and a former member of the Bad Boy Records' rap group, Boyz n da Hood.

Type: singer,songwriter,rapperNationality: United States of America

Young Thug

Jeffery Lamar Williams (born August 16, 1991), known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, he first received attention for his collaborations with rappers Rich Homie Quan, Birdman, Cash Out, Shawty Lo and Gucci Mane. Young Thug initially released a series of independent mixtapes beginning in 2011 with I Came from Nothing. In early 2013, he signed with Gucci Mane's 1017 Records, and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug to critical praise.Young Thug received mainstream recognition in 2014 with the singles "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" in addition to appearances on several singles, including T.I.'s "About the Money" and Rich Gang's "Lifestyle." That year, he also signed to Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment and collaborated on the mixtape Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1. In 2015, he released a number of mixtapes, including Barter 6 and two installments of his Slime Season series. These were followed in 2016 by the commercial mixtapes I'm Up, Slime Season 3, and Jeffery. In 2017, he released the commercial mixtape Beautiful Thugger Girls.

Type: singer,record producer,songwriter,rapperNationality: United States of America

Yousef Munayyer

Yousef Munayyer is a Palestinian American writer and political analyst based in Washington, DC. Munayyer was born in his ancestral hometown of Al-Lyd. He is currently the Executive Director of the The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development and its educational program, the Palestine Center.

Type: ActivistNationality: American

Yousef Saanei

Grand Ayatollah Yousef Sanei is an Iranian scholar, renowned theologian and Islamic philosopher. He is admired by many and condemned by others for his radical calls for reforms and also serves as a Grand Marja of Shia Islam.

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Youssef Ziedan

Youssef Ziedan (Arabic: يوسف زيدان‎) (born June 30, 1958) is an Egyptian scholar who specializes in Arabic and Islamic studies. He works as director of the Manuscript Center and Museum affiliated to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. He is a university professor, a public lecturer, a columnist and a prolific author of more than 50 books.

Type: writerNationality: Egypt

Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour (French pronunciation: ​[jusu nˈduʁ]; born 1 October 1959) is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman, and politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa. From April 2012 to September 2013, he was Senegal's Minister of Tourism.

Type: politician,singer,singer-songwriterNationality: Senegal

Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh, CC was an Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.

Type: PhotographerNationality: Canadian

Yoweri Museveni

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been President of Uganda since 26 January 1986.

Type: Nationality: American

Yrjö Kallinen

Yrjö Henrik Kallinen was a Finnish railwayman, cooperative movement functionary and politician.

Type: Nationality: Finnish

Ysabella Brave

Ysabella Brave is an American vocalist signed by Cordless Recordings, a division of the Warner Music Group. She was discovered through the popularity of her YouTube channels, ysabellabrave and ysabellabravetalk.

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Yu Chui Yee

Alison Yu Chui Yee (Chinese: 余翠怡; Jyutping: jyu4 ceoi3 ji4; born 29 March 1984) is a wheelchair fencer from Hong Kong. When she was 11 years old, she suffered from bone cancer, leading to the amputation of her left leg. She began as a swimmer but switched to fencing at the age of 17. At the 2004 Summer Paralympics, she won four gold medals in both the individual and team events of épée and foil. She was the first athlete to win four gold medals in fencing. At the 2008 Summer Paralympics, she represented Hong Kong again, but since the team matches were canceled, she only won one gold and one silver medal in the individual events.

Type: fencerNationality: People's Republic of China

Yu Lu

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Yuan Shikai

Yuan Shikai was an important Chinese general and politician, famous for his influence during the late Qing Dynasty, his role in the events leading up to the abdication of the last Qing Emperor of China, his autocratic rule as the second President of the Republic of China, and his short-lived attempt to revive the Chinese monarchy, with himself as the Great Emperor of China.

Type: Soldier, general, politicianNationality: Chinese