Find out more about the greatest Japanese Writers, including Haruki Murakami, Issei Sagawa, Yukio Mishima, Masaru Emoto and Jiro Horikoshi.
Marie KondoMarie Kondo
09 October 1984
Organizing Expert
Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949
 

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925
Playwright

Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
07 December 1979
Actor, Writer, Novelist

BashoBasho
1644 AD
Poet

Osamu TezukaOsamu Tezuka
03 November 1928
Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator,
Issei SagawaIssei Sagawa
26 April 1949
actor, writer, novelist, mangaka, translator

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,

Masaru EmotoMasaru Emoto
22 July 1943
Essayist, Writer
Antonio InokiAntonio Inoki
20 February 1943
Politician, Professional wrestler, Writer, Actor

Sessue HayakawaSessue Hayakawa
10 June 1889
Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director
Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
19 June 1909
Writer, Novelist

Jiro HorikoshiJiro Horikoshi
22 June 1903
Aerospace engineer, Engineer

Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn
27 June 1850
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University
Tadamichi KuribayashiTadamichi Kuribayashi
07 July 1891
Poet, Writer, Officer

Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
11 June 1899
Novelist
Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD
Novelist

Mamoru OshiiMamoru Oshii
08 August 1951
Film director, Screenwriter, Mangaka, Television

Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
21 October 1894
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Literary critic,
Daisaku IkedaDaisaku Ikeda
02 January 1928
Poet, Writer

D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
18 October 1870
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,
Mineko IwasakiMineko Iwasaki
02 November 1949
Autobiographer, Geisha

Kōbō AbeKōbō Abe
07 March 1924
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Photographer,

Fukuzawa YukichiFukuzawa Yukichi
10 January 1835
Writer, Teacher, Educationist, Philosopher,

Hiro MizushimaHiro Mizushima
13 April 1984
Actor, Writer, Film actor, Model
Ai IijimaAi Iijima
31 October 1972
Adult Film Star, AV idol, Seiyū, Tarento, Glamor
Yoshiyuki TominoYoshiyuki Tomino
05 November 1941
Film director, Screenwriter, Novelist

Banana YoshimotoBanana Yoshimoto
24 July 1964
Writer

Reki KawaharaReki Kawahara
1974 AD
writer, novelist, seiyū, science fiction writer

Shigeru MizukiShigeru Mizuki
08 March 1922
Mangaka, Writer, Lyricist
Shintaro KatsuShintaro Katsu
29 November 1931
Actor, Singer, Film director, Writer, Film

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YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
30 April 1839
Engraver, Painter, Poet

Shinichi MochizukiShinichi Mochizuki
29 March 1969
mathematician

Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator

Kenji MiyazawaKenji Miyazawa
27 August 1896
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Teacher, Esperantist,
Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
17 December 1957
Actor, Model, Poet

Akiyuki NosakaAkiyuki Nosaka
10 October 1930
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist,
Hajime SorayamaHajime Sorayama
22 February 1947
Artist, Illustrator, Painter

Gengoroh TagameGengoroh Tagame
03 February 1964
Illustrator, Mangaka

Masaki KobayashiMasaki Kobayashi
14 February 1916
Film director, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter
Kazushige NojimaKazushige Nojima
20 January 1964
Screenwriter, Writer

Shintaro IshiharaShintaro Ishihara
30 September 1932
Politician, Explorer, Writer, Actor, Novelist,
Kentaro YabukiKentaro Yabuki
04 February 1980
Mangaka

Katsura HoshinoKatsura Hoshino
21 April 1980
Mangaka

Seijun SuzukiSeijun Suzuki
24 May 1923
Film director, Television director, Actor, Writer,

Takashi ShimizuTakashi Shimizu
27 July 1972
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer

Shigeo ShingoShigeo Shingo
1909 AD
engineer, writer, economist
Hideo NakataHideo Nakata
19 July 1961
Film director, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter

Satoshi UrushiharaSatoshi Urushihara
09 February 1966
Mangaka, Writer, Animator

Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa
15 June 1763
Poet, Painter, Writer

Kido TakayoshiKido Takayoshi
11 August 1833
Politician, Statesman, Diplomat
Yōko OgawaYōko Ogawa
30 March 1962
Novelist, Writer

ShinranShinran
28 May 1173
monk
Shūji TerayamaShūji Terayama
10 December 1935
Poet, Playwright, Writer, Film director,

Yamamoto TsunetomoYamamoto Tsunetomo
11 June 1659
Philosopher, Writer

Yasutaka TsutsuiYasutaka Tsutsui
24 September 1934
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science
Matsudaira KatamoriMatsudaira Katamori
15 February 1836
Poet

Mikio NaruseMikio Naruse
20 August 1905
Film director, Writer, Film producer, Screenwriter
Toshio FurukawaToshio Furukawa
16 July 1946
Actor, Playwright, Seiyū

Chikamatsu MonzaemonChikamatsu Monzaemon
1653 AD
writer, playwright

Natsuo KirinoNatsuo Kirino
07 October 1951
Novelist, Writer
Hirotada OtotakeHirotada Ototake
06 April 1976
Teacher, Writer

Yuyuko TakemiyaYuyuko Takemiya
24 February 1978
Writer, Novelist
Ihara SaikakuIhara Saikaku
1642 AD
poet, novelist, writer

Ikujiro NonakaIkujiro Nonaka
10 May 1935
Economist, University teacher

Zeami MotokiyoZeami Motokiyo
1363 AD
actor, playwright, philosopher, writer

Yūko TsushimaYūko Tsushima
30 March 1947
Writer, Novelist, Short story writer, Literary
Hitoshi IwaakiHitoshi Iwaaki
28 July 1960
Mangaka
Tarō OkamotoTarō Okamoto
26 February 1911
Sculptor, Painter, Artist, Writer, Photographer,

Yōsuke KurodaYōsuke Kuroda
29 March 1968
Novelist, Screenwriter

Noboru YamaguchiNoboru Yamaguchi
11 February 1972
writer, novelist

Koji SuzukiKoji Suzuki
13 May 1957
Writer, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer
DogenDogen
19 January 1200
Writer

Yūsuke SantamariaYūsuke Santamaria
12 March 1971
Actor, Singer, Tarento, Film actor

Kōda RohanKōda Rohan
23 July 1867
Novelist, Writer, Literary critic

Ōtomo no YakamochiŌtomo no Yakamochi
0718 AD
Japanese statesman

Kō MachidaKō Machida
15 January 1962
Actor, Novelist, Poet, Writer, Singer, Lyricist
Shūsei TokudaShūsei Tokuda
01 February 1872
novelist, writer

Ryunosuke AkutagawaRyunosuke Akutagawa
01 March 1892
Writer
Kōhei OguriKōhei Oguri
29 October 1945
Film director, Screenwriter, Essayist

Tarō ArakiTarō Araki
16 February 1961
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter

Kyūya FukadaKyūya Fukada
11 March 1903
Writer, Novelist, Mountaineer
Itō SachioItō Sachio
18 September 1864
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Tanka poet, Literary

Jūkichi YagiJūkichi Yagi
09 February 1898
Poet, Writer
Ōshikōchi no MitsuneŌshikōchi no Mitsune
0898 AD
 

Jūgatsu ToiJūgatsu Toi
28 October 1948
Novelist

Yōjirō IshizakaYōjirō Ishizaka
25 July 1900
Novelist

Saigo TakamoriSaigo Takamori
23 January 1828
Samurai, Poet
Kōshū TaniKōshū Tani
30 March 1951
Novelist, Science fiction writer

Kōji NakanoKōji Nakano
01 January 1925
Translator, Novelist, Critic
Ōmi KomakiŌmi Komaki
11 May 1894
Translator, Writer, University teacher

Chūgan EngetsuChūgan Engetsu
1300 AD
poet
Soseki NatsumeSoseki Natsume
06 February 1867
Novelist

Shugoro YamamotoShugoro Yamamoto
22 June 1903
 
Hiroshi MoriHiroshi Mori
07 December 1957
novelist