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Famous Playwrights from Japan

List of notable or famous playwrights from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Japan and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Japan is included when available.

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This historic playwrights from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Japan?" These prominent playwrights of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese playwrights.

Use this list of renowned Japanese playwrights to discover some new playwrights that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (21 items)


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    Age: 51
    Birthplace: Kushiro, Japan
    Profession: Actor
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    Birthplace: Manchuria, China
    Profession: Television director, Playwright
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    Age: 60
    Birthplace: Nagasaki, Japan
    Profession: Theatre Director, Actor, Writer, Playwright
    Institution: University of Tokyo
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    Age: Died at 76 (1934-2010)
    Birthplace: Kawanishi, Japan
    Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright
    Institution: Sophia University
    Place Of Death: Kamakura, Japan
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    Age: 45
    Birthplace: Wakayanagi, Japan
    Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director, Playwright
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    Age: 57
    Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Profession: Theatre Director, Actor, Playwright
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