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Tetsutaka Shibata

Tetsutaka Shibata 柴田哲孝

Tetsutaka Shibata (1957–)  dropped out of the photography program at the Nihon University College of Art to become a freelance photographer, and then a writer. An avid outdoorsman, he has participated twice in the off-road endurance race formerly known as the Paris-Dakar rally. He was thrust into the limelight when his nonfiction work Shimoyama jiken: Saigo no shōgen (The Final Testimonies in the Shimoyama Case), about the 1949 disappearance and death of Japanese National Railways president Sadanori Shimoyama, received both the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Criticism and Other Writing and the Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize for Criticism and Nonfiction in 2006. The following year his novel Tengu took the Haruhiko Ōyabu Award. He has continued to publish both fiction and nonfiction in the years since. His other titles include the Shiritsu tantei: Kamiyama Kensuke (Kensuke Kamiyama PI) series, Chaina inbējon (China Invasion), Kokkyō no yuki (Snow at the Border), and Deddo endo (Dead End).
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Books by Tetsutaka Shibata
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    Tengu

    Melding elements of hair-raising legend with the latest science, author Tetsutaka Shibata invokes the supernatural tengu of Japanese folklore?a “goblin” with a red face, long nose, and wings that let him fly about the mountain forests?to produce a hig …

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    Great Earthquake

    The story begins on January 17, 1995, the date on which the Great Hanshin (Kobe) Earthquake struck. It describes the experiences of a wide variety of people affected by the tragedy, as well as how the central, prefectural, and local governments responded. …

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    The Final Testimonies in the Shimoyama Case: Complete Edition

    On July 5, 1949, the president of the newly established Japanese National Railways disappeared on his way to work. His body was found the following morning, apparently dismembered from being hit by a train. Speculation about whether it was murder or suici …

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