現代人名録 Gendai Jinmeiroku is a Who’s Who type of biographical database in contemporary Japan. It contains over 26,000 key persons who appear in 18 fields in the newspaper such as government (congressmen and congresswomen, heads of local government), art and culture, and sports. Frequently updated.
Names you can search in either kanji, hiragana, or katakana. Western names may also be searched in romaji.