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

Osamu DazaiOsamu Dazai
19 June 1909
Author

Murasaki ShikibuMurasaki Shikibu
0973 AD
Novelist
BashoBasho
1644 AD
Poet

Junji ItoJunji Ito
31 July 1963
Manga artist

Issei SagawaIssei Sagawa
26 April 1949
actor, writer, novelist, mangaka, translator

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,
Sessue HayakawaSessue Hayakawa
10 June 1889
Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director

Osamu TezukaOsamu Tezuka
03 November 1928
Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator,
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
Jiro HorikoshiJiro Horikoshi
22 June 1903
Aerospace engineer, Engineer

Yasunari KawabataYasunari Kawabata
11 June 1899
Novelist
Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn
27 June 1850
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University

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

Kōbō AbeKōbō Abe
07 March 1924
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Photographer,
Daisaku IkedaDaisaku Ikeda
02 January 1928
Poet, Writer

Takashi ShimizuTakashi Shimizu
27 July 1972
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer
D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
18 October 1870
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,

Ai IijimaAi Iijima
31 October 1972
Adult Film Star, AV idol, Seiyū, Tarento, Glamor

Shūsaku EndōShūsaku Endō
27 March 1923
Japanese author

Yoshiyuki TominoYoshiyuki Tomino
05 November 1941
Film director, Screenwriter, Novelist
Reki KawaharaReki Kawahara
1974 AD
writer, novelist, seiyū, science fiction writer
Fukuzawa YukichiFukuzawa Yukichi
10 January 1835
Writer, Teacher, Educationist, Philosopher,

Edogawa RanpoEdogawa Ranpo
21 October 1894
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Literary critic,

Mineko IwasakiMineko Iwasaki
02 November 1949
Autobiographer, Geisha

Banana YoshimotoBanana Yoshimoto
24 July 1964
Writer
Akiyuki NosakaAkiyuki Nosaka
10 October 1930
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Singer, Lyricist,

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Shigeru MizukiShigeru Mizuki
08 March 1922
Mangaka, Writer, Lyricist

Hiro MizushimaHiro Mizushima
13 April 1984
Actor, Writer, Film actor, Model

Shinichi MochizukiShinichi Mochizuki
29 March 1969
mathematician

Kenji MiyazawaKenji Miyazawa
27 August 1896
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Teacher, Esperantist,
Masaki KobayashiMasaki Kobayashi
14 February 1916
Film director, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter

Shintaro IshiharaShintaro Ishihara
30 September 1932
Politician, Explorer, Writer, Actor, Novelist,
Shintaro KatsuShintaro Katsu
29 November 1931
Actor, Singer, Film director, Writer, Film

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

Masako NatsumeMasako Natsume
17 December 1957
Actor, Model, Poet
YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
30 April 1839
Engraver, Painter, Poet

Yōko OgawaYōko Ogawa
30 March 1962
Novelist, Writer
Hajime SorayamaHajime Sorayama
22 February 1947
Artist, Illustrator, Painter

Gengoroh TagameGengoroh Tagame
03 February 1964
Illustrator, Mangaka

Katsura HoshinoKatsura Hoshino
21 April 1980
Mangaka

Hideo NakataHideo Nakata
19 July 1961
Film director, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter

Kentaro YabukiKentaro Yabuki
04 February 1980
Mangaka
Kazushige NojimaKazushige Nojima
20 January 1964
Screenwriter, Writer

Shūji TerayamaShūji Terayama
10 December 1935
Poet, Playwright, Writer, Film director,

Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa
15 June 1763
Poet, Painter, Writer

Shigeo ShingoShigeo Shingo
1909 AD
engineer, writer, economist
Satoshi UrushiharaSatoshi Urushihara
09 February 1966
Mangaka, Writer, Animator

Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator
Kido TakayoshiKido Takayoshi
11 August 1833
Politician, Statesman, Diplomat

ShinranShinran
28 May 1173
monk

Kaneto ShindoKaneto Shindo
22 April 1912
Film Director
Yamamoto TsunetomoYamamoto Tsunetomo
11 June 1659
Philosopher, Writer

Okakura KakuzōOkakura Kakuzō
14 February 1862
Art critic
Eiji YoshikawaEiji Yoshikawa
11 August 1892
Novelist

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

Yosano AkikoYosano Akiko
07 December 1878
Author
Toshio FurukawaToshio Furukawa
16 July 1946
Actor, Playwright, Seiyū

Masaoka ShikiMasaoka Shiki
14 October 1867
Poet

Chikamatsu MonzaemonChikamatsu Monzaemon
1653 AD
writer, playwright

Yosa BusonYosa Buson
1716 AD
Poet
Yūko TsushimaYūko Tsushima
30 March 1947
Writer, Novelist, Short story writer, Literary
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

Yōsuke KurodaYōsuke Kuroda
29 March 1968
Novelist, Screenwriter

Hitoshi IwaakiHitoshi Iwaaki
28 July 1960
Mangaka

Tarō OkamotoTarō Okamoto
26 February 1911
Sculptor, Painter, Artist, Writer, Photographer,
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

Ōtomo no YakamochiŌtomo no Yakamochi
0718 AD
Japanese statesman
Kōda RohanKōda Rohan
23 July 1867
Novelist, Writer, Literary critic

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

Dazai OsamuDazai Osamu
19 June 1909
Author

Kōhei OguriKōhei Oguri
29 October 1945
Film director, Screenwriter, Essayist

Tarō ArakiTarō Araki
16 February 1961
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter
Chōhei KambayashiChōhei Kambayashi
10 July 1953
writer, novelist, science fiction writer

Ryunosuke AkutagawaRyunosuke Akutagawa
01 March 1892
Writer
Itō SachioItō Sachio
18 September 1864
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Tanka poet, Literary

Shōgo TomiyamaShōgo Tomiyama
27 February 1952
Film producer, Screenwriter
Yōjirō IshizakaYōjirō Ishizaka
25 July 1900
Novelist

Ōshikōchi no MitsuneŌshikōchi no Mitsune
0898 AD
 
Jūgatsu ToiJūgatsu Toi
28 October 1948
Novelist