Authors

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Kenji Araga

    Kenji Araga 荒賀賢二

    Kenji Araga (1973–) is a freelance illustrator of picture and story books for children. His works include Denki ga ichiban wakaru hon (The Best Book of Electricity) and Seiji kantan kaisetsu (Politics Made … Details

  • Ryōji Arai

    Ryōji Arai 荒井良二

    Ryōji Arai (1956–) was born in Yamagata Prefecture and graduated from Nihon University with a degree in art. He took the Japanese picture-book world by storm during the 1990s. He received the Shogakukan … Details

  • Toshiyasu Arai

    Toshiyasu Arai 新井敏康

    Toshiyasu Arai (1958–) graduated from the Department of Basic Science, College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, and completed the Doctoral Program in Mathematics at the Graduate School of Pure and … Details

  • Maki Arai

    Maki Arai 荒井真紀

    Maki Arai (1965–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from the Faculty of Buddhism at Komazawa University. When she was 16, she began studying under leading Japanese plant artist Chikabo Kumada (1911–2009), and … Details

  • Hiroyuki Arai

    Hiroyuki Arai 新井洋行

    Hiroyuki Arai (1974–) is a picture-book author and toy designer. He has also designed characters for children’s television shows. Among his many published titles are Pappa rappa pū (Pah-Pa-Ra-Pahh!), Dondoko don! (Boom Ba-Boom … Details

  • Mitsuko Arai

    Mitsuko Arai 荒井三津子

    Mitsuko Arai (1953–) conducted her graduate work at Hirosaki University and Mukogawa Women’s University, and holds a doctorate in domestic science. Specializing in household aesthetics, etiquette in the home, and lifestyle design, she … Details

  • Ryōji Arai

    Ryōji Arai 荒井良二

    Ryōji Arai (1956–) was born in Yamagata Prefecture and graduated from Nihon University with a degree in art. He took the Japanese picture-book world by storm during the 1990s. He received the Shogakukan … Details

  • Maki Arai

    Maki Arai 荒井真紀

    Maki Arai (1965–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from the Faculty of Buddhism at Komazawa University. When she was 16, she began studying under leading Japanese plant artist Chikabo Kumada (1911–2009), and … Details

  • Gen Araki

    Gen Araki 荒木源

    Gen Araki (1964–) was born in Kyoto. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with a major in French literature. After a stint working for the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, he made his author's … Details

  • Noriko Araki

    Noriko Araki 荒木典子

    Noriko Araki (1971–) was born in Kobe and raised in Kyoto under the influence of a mother and grandmother who were both excellent cooks. After graduating from the Kobe College School of Letters, … Details

  • Hiroshi Aramata

    Hiroshi Aramata (1947–) was born in Tokyo. A wearer of many hats, he is active as an author, translator, naturalist, fantasy literature scholar, occult specialist, and more. His writings span a broad spectrum … Details

  • Kozo Aratame

    Kozo Aratame 新田目倖造

    Kozo Aratame (1936–) was born in Akita Prefecture. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a degree in electrical engineering, he joined the Tohoku Electric Power Co., where he worked in various … Details

  • ChuoArchi

    ChuoArchi 中央アーキ

    ChuoArchi is an architectural design firm made up of three members. Kayoko Sakashita (1976–) holds a graduate degree from Tokyo University of Science, where she is now an assistant professor. Yusuke Matsumoto (1977–) and Daisuke … Details

  • Teruhisa Ariki

    Teruhisa Ariki 有木昭久

    Teruhisa Ariki (1942–) is director of the Japan Children’s Play Research Center. He has conducted a children’s activity program called Arinko Kodomo-kai (Arinko Children’s Group) from the time he was a student, and … Details

  • Arisu Arisugawa

    Arisu Arisugawa 有栖川有栖

    Arisu Arisugawa  (1959–) uses a pen name derived from Alice in Wonderland, one of his favorite books. A mystery enthusiast from early on, Arisugawa belonged to the mystery fiction study group at his university. … Details