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  • 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

  • Ai Akikusa

    Ai Akikusa あきくさあい

    Ai Akikusa (1975–) graduated from Tama Art University with a degree in graphic design. Following a stint at a design agency, she now works independently as an illustrator, picture-book author, and sculptor. Picture … Details

  • Tadashi Akiyama

    Tadashi Akiyama あきやまただし

    Tadashi Akiyama (1964–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with a degree in design. He works as a picture-book author and illustrator. He received the Kodansha Award … Details

  • Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Ryunosuke Akutagawa 芥川龍之介

    Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927), the most famous short-story writer in Japan, is noted for finely crafted stories which, with sarcastic humor, explore the underside of human nature. Born in Tokyo, Ryunosuke ("Son of the Dragon") was named after his … Details

  • Kei Amano

    Kei Amano 天野慶

    Kei Amano (1979–) was born in Tokyo and now lives in Nara. She is a poet of the traditional tanka form, composing short poems that reflect contemporary Japan with a fine sensibility and … Details

  • Shōko Amano

    Shōko Amano 天野頌子

    Shōko Amano was born in Nagasaki Prefecture and graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies with a degree in German. She subsequently attended a novel-writing course, and made her publishing debut in 2005 with Keishichō … Details

  • Haruki Amanuma

    Haruki Amanuma 天沼春樹

    Haruki Amanuma  (1953–) was born in Saitama Prefecture. A scholar of German literature who translates as well as being an author in his own right, he teaches in the Faculty of Letters at Chuo … Details

  • Ko Amemura

    Ko Amemura 飴村行

    Ko Amemura  (1969–) dropped out of Tokyo Dental College to become a manga artist. His nonsense gags attracted no publishers, however, and he turned to scriptwriting, again with little success. Upon his father's death … Details

  • Yasuko Ambiru

    Yasuko Ambiru あんびるやすこ

    Yasuko Anbiru was born in Gunma Prefecture and graduated from Tokai University with a degree in Japanese literature. As a writer, she specializes in fantasies for young girls. Her major works include Sekai-ichi oishi resutoran … Details

  • Tadao Ando

    Tadao Ando 安藤忠雄

    Tadao Ando (1941–) was born in Osaka. A self-taught Japanese architect, he traveled the world visiting the buildings of famous architects before returning to Japan and founding Tadao Ando Architect and Associates in … Details

  • Mikie Andō

    Mikie Andō 安東みきえ

    Mikie Andō (1953–) was born in Yamanashi Prefecture. She received the Muku Hatojū Children’s Literature Prize in 2001 for Ten no shīsō (Heavenly Seesaw). Her other titles include Atama no uchidokoro ga warukatta … Details

  • Kazuma Anezaki

    Kazuma Anezaki 姉崎一馬

    Kazuma Anezaki  (1948–) was born in Tokyo, but grew up in Hokkaido, near Sapporo, where he was drawn to the world of animals and began photographing them. While in college he started taking pictures of … Details

  • Mitsumasa Anno

    Mitsumasa Anno 安野光雅

    Mitsumasa Anno (1926–) was born in Shimane Prefecture, and dreamed of becoming an artist from the time he was a young boy. He graduated from Yamaguchi Normal School (now the Faculty of Education … Details

  • Mitsumasa Anno

    Mitsumasa Anno 安野光雅

    Mitsumasa Anno (1926–) was born in Shimane Prefecture, and dreamed of becoming an artist from the time he was a young boy. He graduated from Yamaguchi Normal School (now the Faculty of Education … Details

  • Mizumaru Anzai

    Mizumaru Anzai 安西水丸

    Mizumaru Anzai  (1942–2014) was an illustrator and writer. After graduating from Nihon University, he began his working career as an art director at the Dentsu ad agency. He moved to New York at 27, … 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