1249 results for Category: Authors
  • Kazushige Abe

    Kazushige Abe 阿部和重

    Kazushige Abe  (1968–) is a graduate of the Japan Academy of Moving Images. He took up novel writing after learning how to craft film scenarios and write film criticism. In 1994 his debut novella, … Details

  • Hiroshi Abe

    Hiroshi Abe あべ弘士

    Hiroshi Abe (1948–) was born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where he worked as a zookeeper from 1972 to 1995 before becoming a freelance children's book author. His drawings depict subtle nuances of expression and … Details

  • Tetsuya Abe

    Tetsuya Abe 安部徹也

    Tetsuya Abe (1967–) graduated from Kyushu University with a degree in economics and started his working career at what is now the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. In 2000 he resigned from the bank … Details

  • Natsumaru Abe

    Natsumaru Abe 阿部夏丸

    Natsumaru Abe (1960–) was born in Aichi Prefecture. After graduating from Nagoya University of Arts, he worked as a kindergarten art teacher and as a bookstore manager. He received the 1995 Tsubota Jōji … Details

  • Kazuho Abe

    Kazuho Abe 阿部和穂

    Kazuho Abe was born in Ehime Prefecture. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo, where he continued his studies in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences on his way … Details

  • Makura Abukawa

    Makura Abukawa (1990–) was born in Miyagi Prefecture and graduated with a degree in scriptwriting from the Department of Cinema of Nihon University. He joined a game developer after graduation to work as a planner … Details

  • Gin’ya Adachi

    Gin’ya Adachi 足立吟也

    Gin’ya Adachi (1938–) was born in Osaka. He completed his doctoral work in applied chemistry at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University in 1967. Currently he is a professor emeritus of Osaka University. He … Details

  • Hiroyuki Agawa

    Hiroyuki Agawa 阿川弘之

    Hiroyuki Agawa (1920–2015) was born in Hiroshima Prefecture, and graduated with a degree in Japanese literature from Tokyo Imperial University (now the University of Tokyo). Entering the navy’s reserve officer program, he was eventually … Details

  • 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

  • Keiko Ajito

    Keiko Ajito 味戸ケイコ

    Keiko Ajito was born in Hakodate, Hokkaido and graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Known for her gentle, dreamy portrayals of young girls, she has illustrated such picture books as Ano ko ga mieru … 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

  • Masaharu Akaba

    Masaharu Akaba 赤羽正春

    Masaharu Akaba  (1952–) is a specialist in folklore studies and archaeology. Born in Nagano Prefecture, he attended Meiji University and Meiji Gakuin University Graduate School before earning his doctorate at Niigata University. He has authored … 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

  • 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