1249 results for Category: Authors
  • 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

  • Yūki Asato

    Yūki Asato 安里有生

    Yūki Asato (2007–) was born in Okinawa. His family relocated to Yonaguni Island when he was four. In 2013, as a first-grader at Kurabu Elementary School there, he submitted a poem to a … Details

  • Chisa Asukai

    Chisa Asukai 飛鳥井千砂

    Chisa Asukai (1979–) was born in Aichi Prefecture and graduated from Aichi Shukutoku University with a degree in Japanese literature. She made her literary debut when she won the Shosetsu Subaru New Writers’ … Details

  • Tomohide Atsumi

    Tomohide Atsumi 渥美公秀

    Tomohide Atsumi (1961–) was born in Osaka Prefecture. He is a professor in the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University. He lived in Nishinomiya (between Kobe and Osaka) at the time … Details

  • Naoko Awa

    Naoko Awa 安房直子

    Naoko Awa  (1943–1993) was born in Tokyo and graduated from Japan Women's University with a degree in Japanese literature. She got her start in creative writing as a student under the tutelage of faculty … Details

  • Tsumao Awasaka

    Tsumao Awasaka 泡坂妻夫

    Tsumao Awasaka  (1933–2009) , whose pen name is an anagram of his real name, Masao Atsukawa, stands out as a distinctive presence among Japan's mystery writers. The Atsukawa family was in the trade of drawing … Details

  • Ayasakai

    Ayasakai Ayasakai

    Ayasakai lives in Tokyo with her husband, her sons Tasuku and Setsu, and the French bulldog Moo. In 2011 she began posting her photos of Tasuku and Moo to the photo-sharing site Instagram, and they promptly … Details

  • Yukito Ayatsuji

    Yukito Ayatsuji 綾辻行人

    Yukito Ayatsuji (1960–) has a reputation among mystery writers for his particularly tricky, yet logically sound puzzlers of the kind known as honkaku (“orthodox”) mysteries in Japan. At Kyoto University he polished his … Details

  • Satoshi Azuchi

    Satoshi Azuchi  (1937–) was born in Tokyo. After graduating from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Law, he joined the major trading firm Sumitomo Corporation. In 1970 he was sent to work at the … Details

  • Naomi Azuma

    Naomi Azuma 東直己

    Naomi Azuma  (1956–) was born in Sapporo. He dropped out of Hokkaido University, where he majored in philosophy, and worked in construction, bill posting, and as an editor of small local magazines until 1992, … Details

  • Hiroki Azuma

    Hiroki Azuma 東浩紀

    Hiroki Azuma  (1971–) majored in modern philosophy and social information theory at Tokyo University. He made his debut as a critic while still a student when his critique of Solzhenitsyn was published in a … Details

  • Noboru Baba

    Noboru Baba 馬場のぼる

    Noboru Baba  (1927–2001) was born in Aomori Prefecture. In 1949 he moved to Tokyo to begin a career as a manga artist, soon making a name for himself drawing manga for young boys. His … Details

  • Masako Bandō

    Masako Bandō 坂東眞砂子

    Masako Bandō (1958–2014) was born in Kōchi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. After graduating from college, she studied architecture and design in Milan, Italy, for two years before returning to Japan and … Details

  • Midori Bashō

    Midori Bashō 芭蕉みどり

    Midori Bashō was born in Tokyo and took a job in graphic design after graduating from Waseda University. Now a freelance illustrator, she authors and draws her own picture books, most notably the Timothy and Sarah … Details

  • Arthur Binard

    Arthur Binard アーサー・ビナード

    Arthur Binard  (1967–) is a poet. Born in Michigan in the United States, he came to Japan in 1990 upon graduation from university, and began writing poetry and prose in Japanese. His poetry collection … Details

  • Etsuko Bushika

    Etsuko Bushika 武鹿悦子

    Etsuko Bushika (1928–) was born in Tokyo. A children’s author and poet in her own right, she has also translated numerous juvenile titles from overseas. Her poetry collections include Kowareta omocha (Broken Toys) … Details

  • Manlio Cadelo

    Manlio Cadelo マンリオ・カデロ

    Manlio Cadelo is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of San Marino as well as Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Japan. Born in Siena, Italy, he attended the Sorbonne in Paris to … Details

  • Fang-Sik Che

    Fang-Sik Che 蔡晃植

    Fang-Sik Che (1960–) is a professor in the Department of Bioscience, Faculty of Bioscience, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology. He specializes in applied bio-agricultural science, plant science, and bioorganic chemistry. Besides many other projects, … Details