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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

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    1988 More
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    Ai Morinaga

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    1967 More
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    1977 More
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    1978 More
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    1961 More
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    1979 More
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    Akiko Tanaka

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    1878 More
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    1920 More
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    1977 More
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    1947 More
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    Shinran

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    Akinori Endo

    1959 More
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    Akio Nakamori

    1960 More

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