Authors

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  • Maki Arai

    Maki Arai 荒井真紀

    Maki Arai (1965–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from the Faculty of Buddhism at Komazawa University. When she was 16, she began studying under leading Japanese plant artist Chikabo Kumada (1911–2009), and … Details

  • Hiroyuki Arai

    Hiroyuki Arai 新井洋行

    Hiroyuki Arai (1974–) is a picture-book author and toy designer. He has also designed characters for children’s television shows. Among his many published titles are Pappa rappa pū (Pah-Pa-Ra-Pahh!), Dondoko don! (Boom Ba-Boom … Details

  • Mitsuko Arai

    Mitsuko Arai 荒井三津子

    Mitsuko Arai (1953–) conducted her graduate work at Hirosaki University and Mukogawa Women’s University, and holds a doctorate in domestic science. Specializing in household aesthetics, etiquette in the home, and lifestyle design, she … Details

  • Gen Araki

    Gen Araki 荒木源

    Gen Araki (1964–) was born in Kyoto. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with a major in French literature. After a stint working for the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, he made his author's … Details

  • Noriko Araki

    Noriko Araki 荒木典子

    Noriko Araki (1971–) was born in Kobe and raised in Kyoto under the influence of a mother and grandmother who were both excellent cooks. After graduating from the Kobe College School of Letters, … Details

  • Hiroshi Aramata

    Hiroshi Aramata (1947–) was born in Tokyo. A wearer of many hats, he is active as an author, translator, naturalist, fantasy literature scholar, occult specialist, and more. His writings span a broad spectrum … Details

  • Kozo Aratame

    Kozo Aratame 新田目倖造

    Kozo Aratame (1936–) was born in Akita Prefecture. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a degree in electrical engineering, he joined the Tohoku Electric Power Co., where he worked in various … Details

  • ChuoArchi

    ChuoArchi 中央アーキ

    ChuoArchi is an architectural design firm made up of three members. Kayoko Sakashita (1976–) holds a graduate degree from Tokyo University of Science, where she is now an assistant professor. Yusuke Matsumoto (1977–) and Daisuke … Details

  • Teruhisa Ariki

    Teruhisa Ariki 有木昭久

    Teruhisa Ariki (1942–) is director of the Japan Children’s Play Research Center. He has conducted a children’s activity program called Arinko Kodomo-kai (Arinko Children’s Group) from the time he was a student, and … Details

  • Arisu Arisugawa

    Arisu Arisugawa 有栖川有栖

    Arisu Arisugawa  (1959–) uses a pen name derived from Alice in Wonderland, one of his favorite books. A mystery enthusiast from early on, Arisugawa belonged to the mystery fiction study group at his university. … Details

  • Mariko Asabuki

    Mariko Asabuki 朝吹真理子

    Mariko Asabuki  (1984–) published her first work, Ryuseki (Traces of Flow), in a literary magazine in 2009. In 2010 the novella was chosen by author Toshiyuki Horie for the Bunkamura Deux Magots Literary Prize. … Details

  • Jirō Asada

    Jirō Asada 浅田次郎

    Jirō Asada  (1951–) joined Japan's Self-Defense Forces upon graduating from high school, professedly to find out why famed author Yukio Mishima had committed suicide. After his discharge, he sold women's apparel while writing on … Details

  • Mitsufumi Asagure

    Mitsufumi Asagure 浅暮三文

    Mitsufumi Asagure  (1959–) uses a self-deprecating pen name derived from the term sanmonbunshi ("two-bit scribbler"), so it's no surprise to find that he's something of a rebel. Described by one literary critic as "the … Details

  • Yoko Asahina

    Yoko Asahina 朝比奈蓉子

    Yoko Asahina was born in Fukuoka Prefecture and graduated from Chikushi Jogakuen College. After working at a desk job and as an instructor for the Fukuoka Swimming Association, she began attending a reading group run … Details

  • Ryō Asai

    Ryō Asai 朝井リョウ

    Ryō Asai (1989–) began creating picture books at the age of six and writing stories while still in grade school; soon he was submitting manuscripts to new-writer contests as he dreamed of publishing … Details

  • Motoaki Asai

    Motoaki Asai 浅井元朗

    Motoaki Asai (1966–) , D.Agr., was born in Iwate Prefecture and received his doctorate from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Agriculture. He is a lead researcher at the National Agriculture and Food Research … Details

  • Kōki Asakawa

    Kōki Asakawa 浅川公紀

    Kōki Asakawa (1944–) was born in Yamanashi Prefecture and educated at Waseda University, where he completed a master’s degree in International Political Science. He taught at Tsukuba Gakuin University before joining the Musashino … Details

  • Kasumi Asakura

    Kasumi Asakura 朝倉かすみ

    Kasumi Asakura  (1960–) didn't try her hand at fiction until she was 30, and apparently only at the urging of a friend. Before this, she had been a reader of somewhat unusual habits, spending … Details

  • Atsuko Asano

    Atsuko Asano あさのあつこ

    Atsuko Asano (1954–) is a native and resident of Okayama Prefecture. She graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo and worked as a substitute teacher in Okayama City before making her debut as … Details

  • Risako Asano

    Risako Asano 浅野里沙子

    Risako Asano was born in Tokyo. She made her literary debut in 2009 with the period novel Rokudō Sabaki no Ryū: Yami no shiokinin burai hikae (The Dragon of the Six-Realms Posse: A Record of … Details