Famous Writers from Japan

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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 writers 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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    East Asia, Kansai region, Honshu

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    Nagasaki, Japan

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    Shikoku, Uchiko, East Asia

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    Toyonaka, Japan

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    Kantō region, Bunkyo, Tokyo

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    East Asia, Tokyo, Asia

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    Kantō region, East Asia, Honshu

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    East Asia, Tokyo, Asia

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    East Asia, Tokyo, Asia

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    East Asia, Adachi, Honshu

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    Kantō region, East Asia, Honshu

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    Japan, Yao

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    Kantō region, East Asia, Honshu

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    Tomoyuki Tanaka Kashiwara, Japan

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    Ube, Japan

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    Osamu Dezaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Japan

    Osamu Dezaki Kantō region, East Asia, Honshu

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    Kantō region, East Asia, Honshu

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    Anshan, China

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    Gisaburō Sugii is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Japan

    Gisaburō Sugii Numazu, Chūbu region, East Asia

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    Kantō region, East Asia, Honshu

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    Ise, Japan

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    East Asia, Asia, Japan

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    Shinagawa, Japan

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    Saeki District, Hiroshima

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    East Asia, Camp Zama, Asia

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    Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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    Japan, Kobe, Keihanshin

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    Southeast Europe, Lefkada, Greece

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    Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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    East Asia, Honshu, Asia

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    Tokyo City

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    East Asia, Tokyo, Asia

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    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

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    Kurume, East Asia, Asia

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    Ise, Japan

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    Osaka Prefecture, East Asia, Kansai region

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    East Asia, Asia, Japan

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    Tamano, Japan

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    Asahi, Japan

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    Gifu, Japan

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    Japan, Tokyo

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    Suma-ku, Kobe, Keihanshin

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    Mitsuru Hongo Eurasia, East Asia, Asia

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    Nerima, Tokyo, Japan

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    Kantō region, East Asia, Honshu

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    Reiko Yoshida East Asia, Honshu, Hiroshima Prefecture

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    Japan, Setagaya

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    Shibuya, Japan

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    East Asia, Kansai region, Honshu

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    East Asia, Kansai region, Hyōgo Prefecture

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