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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 1967

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    Ai Morinaga

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    1933

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    Akiko Tanaka

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    Shinran 1173

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    Akinori Endo 1959

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    Akio Nakamori 1960

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