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Contemporary Japanese Writers (70)

Contemporary Japanese Writers is a three-volume series that was compiled and published by the Japanese Literature Publishing and Promotion Center (J-Lit Center) between 2007 and 2009. Intended to help bring new Japanese writers and their works to the attention of overseas audiences, each volume introduces 50 authors with brief biographical profiles and synopses of three of their most important works. The 150 featured authors—all but a few still living and actively writing—were selected from the far greater pool of available candidates based on the literary awards they had received and their extensive backlists of titles as yet unknown outside Japan. Authors already familiar to readers abroad—the Nobel laureates Yasunari Kawabata and Kenzaburo Oe, and the much-translated Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto, for example—were intentionally excluded. The resulting lineup represents the brightest stars of contemporary Japanese literature who, though not yet widely recognized beyond our borders, appear regularly on bestseller lists and garner the greatest attention from reviewers in Japan. The volumes have been well received at book fairs around the world.

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Bunpei Yorifuji

Bunpei Yorifuji

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Bunpei Yorifuji (1973–) is a graphic designer and illustrator born in Nagano Prefecture. He illustrates for Japan Tobacco’s “Adult Smoking Manners” advertisements as well as for other ad campaigns, and also designs book covers. His publications include Shini katarogu (The Catalog of Death) and Rakugaki masutā: Kaku koto ga tonoshiku naru e no kihon (Master … Details

Tsuyoshi Nakaya

Tsuyoshi Nakaya

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Tsuyoshi Nakaya (1967-) was born in Osaka and graduated from the School of Science, Osaka University in 1990. In 1995 he completed the coursework for his doctorate from the Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University. He became a researcher at the Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago in 1997, and joined the … Details

  • Takeshi Yoshida

    Takeshi Yoshida

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    Takeshi Yoshida (1956-), D.Eng., is a science writer. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he graduated in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, and is engaged in the renewal of science and engineering education from a transdisciplinary perspective. His diverse activities include lectures, proposals on educational curricula, and editorial and publishing projects. … Details

  • Masahiro Kamada

    Masahiro Kamada

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    Masahiro Kamada graduated from Okayama University Medical School in 1981 with a doctorate in medicine. Following a stint in 1998 as a clinical fellow at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in Australia, he became Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Hiroshima Citizens Hospital in 1999. He is a Certified Board Pediatrician of the Japan Pediatric Society and … Details