Authors

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  • Yumiko Fukuzawa

    Yumiko Fukuzawa ふくざわゆみこ

    Yumiko Fukuzawa was born in Tokyo, and works as both a picture-book creator and manga author. Her picture books include the Ookina Kuma-san to chiisana Yamane-kun (Big Bear and Little Dormouse) series, as well as Mimi-chan … Details

  • Tetsuzo Fukuzawa

    Tetsuzo Fukuzawa 福澤徹三

    Tetsuzo Fukuzawa (1962–) was born in Fukuoka Prefecture. He made his publishing debut with the horror story collection Genjitsu (Sun Dog; retitled Saisei botan [Play Button] for the compact paperback edition) in 2000. … Details

  • Yoichi Funabashi

    Yoichi Funabashi 船橋洋一

    Yoichi Funabashi (1944–) was born in Beijing during World War II, and repatriated to Japan with his family in 1946. He graduated from the University of Tokyo College of Arts and Sciences and … Details

  • Yoichi Funado

    Yoichi Funado 船戸与一

    Yoichi Funado  (1944–2015) is a leading Japanese writer of adventure fiction. A member of his university's adventure club, he traveled to Alaska during his student days, producing a nonfiction record of his journey. He … Details

  • Yoshihiko Funazaki

    Yoshihiko Funazaki (1945–) was born in Tokyo. A novelist, poet, and illustrator, he teaches at Shirayuri College, and is known for playful works that blend fantasy with botany. His books for young readers … Details

  • Kayoko Furiya

    Kayoko Furiya ふりやかよこ

    Kayoko Furiya (1946-) was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture and graduated from the Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture with a degree in oil painting. Among her best-known picture-book titles are Bāchan mama no natsu-yasumi … Details

  • Nana Furiya

    Nana Furiya 降矢なな

    Nana Furiya (1961–) is a native of Tokyo, but has made her home in Slovakia since going there to study lithography at the Bratislava University of Art in 1992. Two picture books she … Details

  • Yoshikichi Furui

    Yoshikichi Furui 古井由吉

    Yoshikichi Furui (1937–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from the University of Tokyo with a major in German literature. While teaching at Kanazawa University, he translated the Austrian writers Robert Musil and … Details

  • Hideo Furukawa

    Hideo Furukawa 古川日出男

    Hideo Furukawa (1966–) is hailed by many in Japan’s literary world as a prodigy worthy of inheriting the mantle of Haruki Murakami. While Furukawa has produced an homage to Murakami in the form … Details

  • Takeshi Furukawa

    Takeshi Furukawa 古川武士

    Takeshi Furukawa is a sought-after speaker, lecturer, and consultant whose specialty is grooming effective daily habits. More than 40 percent of what we do each day is said to be the result of habit. Furukawa’s … Details

  • Taruhi Furuta

    Taruhi Furuta 古田足日

    Taruhi Furuta  (1927–2014) was born in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, the son of a Japanese literature scholar. He has been active as both an author and a critic of children's literature … Details

  • Eigoro Futamata

    Eigoro Futamata 二俣 英五郎

    Eigoro Futamata is a native of Otaru, Hokkaido. His drawing style appears simple, but every detail is carefully designed to give readers a visceral sense of the emotions and actions of the characters he portrays. … Details

  • Sokyū Genyū

    Sokyū Genyū 玄侑宗久

    Sokyū Genyū (1956–) is a Zen Buddhist monk from Fukushima Prefecture. He continues to serve as head priest of a temple while also pursuing his writing career. Born the eldest son in a … Details

  • Tarō Gomi

    Tarō Gomi 五味太郎

    Tarō Gomi (1945–) was born in Tokyo. After graduating from design school, he did stints as both an industrial and an editorial designer before becoming a picture-book author. He has produced some 450 … Details

  • Ryuji Goto

    Ryuji Goto 後藤竜二

    Ryuji Goto  (1943–2010) was born in Hokkaido. He began his career writing for children in 1967 with Tenshi de daichi wa ippai da (The Earth Is Full of Angels), which he had written while … Details

  • Meisei Goto

    Meisei Goto 後藤明生

    Meisei Goto  (1932–1999) was born in North Korea, but while in middle school he fled with his family to Kyushu, Japan. He studied Russian literature at Waseda University, devoting himself to reading Gogol. After … Details

  • Kenji Gotō

    Kenji Gotō 後藤健二

    Kenji Gotō (1967–2015) was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. After college he began his career working for a television production company before launching his own video journalism venture, Independent Press, in 1996. He … Details

  • Haruko Gotō

    Haruko Gotō 後藤晴子

    Haruko Gotō (1979–) was born in Fukuoka Prefecture. She earned her bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Humanities at Fukuoka University in 2002, and earned her doctorate from the Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies at … Details

  • Hideki Gotoh

    Hideki Gotoh 後藤秀機

    Hideki Gotoh (1943–) grew up in Tokyo and graduated from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University. After completing his graduate program in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the Tokyo … Details

  • Michael Grejniec

    Michael Grejniec マイケル グレイニエツ

    Michael Grejniec (1955–) was born in Poland. Working as an illustrator in Europe, he produced posters for theater, film, and anime before becoming a picture-book author. In 1985 he moved to the United … Details