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Famous Writers from Japan

List of famous writers from Japan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Japan is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Japanese writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Japan and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

Examples of items on this list include Hiroshi Teshigahara and Atsumu Ohmura.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Japanese writers?" and "Which writers are from Japan?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Japan in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Japan, but they're all of Japan descent.
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    Nanase Ohkawa age 48

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    Died at 36 (1972-2008)

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    Ai Morinaga

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    Akiko Tanaka

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    Died at 64 (1878-1942)

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    Died at 75 (1920-1995)

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    Shinran Died at 90 (1173-1263)

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    Akinori Endo age 56

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    Died at 78 (1921-1999)

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    Died at 61 (1950-2011)

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    Akio Nakamori age 55

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    Akira Hayasaka age 86

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    Akira Hori age 71

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    Died at 88 (1910-1998)

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    Akira Momoi age 68

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    Akira Yoshimura Died at 79 (1927-2006)

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    Died at 94 (1911-2005)

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    Akiyoshi Sakai age 73

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    Amon Miyamoto age 57

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    age 56

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    Anabel Stenzel age 43

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    Died at 49 (1906-1955)

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    Anzai Fuyue Died at 67 (1898-1965)

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    Died at 68 (1657-1725)

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    Arakawa Toshihisa age 51

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    Arakida Moritake Died at 76 (1473-1549)

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    Arihiro Fukuda Died at 40 (1963-2003)

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    Yuji Naka age 50

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