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  • Noriyuki Aida

    Noriyuki Aida 会田法行

    Noriyuki Aida  (1972–) was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and studied journalism at the University of Missouri in the United States. After working as a staff photographer for the Asahi shimbun newspaper, he quit … Details

  • Hiroyuki Aihara

    Hiroyuki Aihara あいはらひろゆき

    Hiroyuki Aihara (1961–) was born in Sendai and graduated from Waseda University. In addition to picture books, he writes broadly on the subject of child rearing, and he also has a hand in … Details

  • Kakuhō Aoe

    Kakuhō Aoe 青江覚峰

    Kakuhō Aoe (1977–) is a Buddhist monk of the Jōdo Shinshū school. He earned an MBA at California State University, Fresno, and works actively to convey his knowledge of Zen cookery to readers … Details

  • Jungo Aoki

    Jungo Aoki 青木淳悟

    Jungo Aoki  (1979–)  is regarded as one of the most promising younger writers of literary fiction and has earned a reputation for constantly testing the limits of narrative technique. He won the Shincho Prize for New Writers in 2003 with the novella Yonjunichi to … Details

  • Hideo Aoki

    Hideo Aoki 青木秀雄

    Hideo Aoki (1948–) graduated from the Meisei University School of Humanities, and is now a Meisei University professor of education. His publications include Dosatsuryoku o tsuchikau shoto shakai-ka kyoiku-ho (How to Cultivate Good … Details

  • Shin Aoki

    Shin Aoki 青木深

    Shin Aoki (1975–) completed his doctoral studies in the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Hitotsubashi University, specializing in cultural anthropology, contemporary history, and popular music. He is currently a contract lecturer for … Details

  • Shirō Aoki

    Shirō Aoki 青木史郎

    Shirō Aoki (1948–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with a degree in aesthetics and art history. Upon graduation, he became an employee of the Japan Industrial … Details

  • Kairi Aotsuki

    Kairi Aotsuki 蒼月海里

    Kairi Aotsuki was born in the city of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture but grew up in Chiba Prefecture. He graduated from the College of Science and Technology at Nihon University. He maintains a regular writing … Details

  • So Aono

    So Aono 青野聰

    So Aono  (1943–) was born in Tokyo, the third son of the renowned literary critic Suekichi Aono. He studied literature at Waseda University but withdrew before graduating and went to Europe in 1966, traveling … Details

  • Mami Aoya

    Mami Aoya 青谷真未

    Mami Aoya made her literary debut in 2013 with the story collection Kanoe-san no hidarite (Kanoe’s Left Hand), telling of “strange and cruel events” that take place at an unnamed girls’ school; the manuscript had been … Details

  • Nanae Aoyama

    Nanae Aoyama 青山七恵

    Nanae Aoyama  (1983–) was a college student when her 2005 novella Mado no akari (The Light of Windows) won the Bungei Prize, launching her on her career as an author. The following year her … Details

  • Shinji Aoyama

    Shinji Aoyama 青山真治

    Shinji Aoyama  (1964–) has a magnificent track record as a movie director. He was involved in filmmaking from his student days, and worked as assistant director with Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Daniel Schmid on The … Details

  • Kunihiko Aoyama

    Kunihiko Aoyama 青山邦彦

    Kunihiko Aoyama (1965–) was born in Tokyo and received both a BA and an MA from the Waseda University Department of Architecture. He worked for an architectural design firm for several years after … Details

  • Bunpei Aoyama

    Bunpei Aoyama 青山文平

    Bunpei Aoyama (1948–) was born in Yokohama and graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University. He worked for a business and economics publisher for 18 years before resigning … Details

  • Akira Akagawa

    Akira Akagawa 赤川明

    Akira Akagawa (1960–) was born in Tokyo. He is “captain” of the picture book production group Ehon Tankentai (lit. “picture book explorers”). His publishing debut came with Miageru to sora (Look Up and … Details

  • Jirō Akagawa

    Jirō Akagawa 赤川次郎

    Jirō Akagawa (1948–) was born in Fukuoka Prefecture. With his books having collectively sold almost a third of a billion copies as of 2015, he is Japan’s all-time best-selling author. After taking an office job … Details

  • Mari Akasaka

    Mari Akasaka 赤坂真理

    Mari Akasaka  (1964–) was born in Tokyo but spent her high school years in the United States before returning to Japan for college. Living abroad during those formative years seems to have instilled in … Details

  • Akiko Akazome

    Akiko Akazome 赤染晶子

    Akiko Akazome  (1974–) was born in Kyoto. She became interested in German when she saw news coverage of the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall and went on to major in the language at … Details

  • Suekichi Akaba

    Suekichi Akaba 赤羽末吉

    Suekichi Akaba (1910–1990) was born in Tokyo and worked as both an author and illustrator of picture books, and also as a stage designer. For his work as an illustrator, he received separate … Details

  • Suekichi Akaba

    Suekichi Akaba 赤羽末吉

    Suekichi Akaba (1910–1990) was born in Tokyo and worked as both an author and illustrator of picture books, and also as a stage designer. For his work as an illustrator, he received separate … Details