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Junko Tabei (1939–2016)

Junko Tabei was born on September 22, 1939 in Miharu, Fukushima, Japan as Junko Ishibashi. She was married to Masanobu Tabei. She died on October 20, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »


(age 77) in Tokyo, Japan

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 2013 Tetsuko no heya (TV Series)
- Episode dated 24 October 2013 (2013) ... Self
 1991 Midnight Journal (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 March 1991 (1991) ... Self

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Masanobu Tabei  (her death)  (2 children)

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Junko Ishibashi was born in 1939, the fifth daughter in a family of seven children in the small town of Miharumachi, in northern Japan. In 1958 she enrolled in Tokyo's Showa Women's University, graduating in 1962

She founded the Ladies Climbing Club in 1969 and reached the summit of Everest on May 16, 1975, as the leader of the climbing party of an all-female Japanese team.

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