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

List features people like Yukio Mishima and Kenzaburō Ōe.

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

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Jôji Tokoro is an actor. ...more

Age: 62

Birthplace: Tokorozawa, Japan

Profession: Master of Ceremonies, Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Tarento, Radio personality, + more

Credits: Ponyo, Madadayo, Konya wa Eigyouchu, Koi ga Shitai Koi ga Shitai Koi ga Shitai, Pu-Pu-Pu Jump, + more

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Haruko Dan is an essayist. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Profession: Essayist


Hikaru Nishida is a Japanese J-pop singer and actress. She was born in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and made her singing debut with the release of the single Fifteen on April 6, 1988, named after her age at the time. Hikaru is well known for her ability to speak English. She was born in ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Japan

Profession: Essayist, Actor, Singer, Writer

Credits: Ue o Muite Arukou!, Natsu! Depart Monogatari, Yamada babaa ni hanataba o

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Hiroko Isayama is an actress, essayist and novelist. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Japan, Fukuoka

Profession: Novelist, Essayist, Actor

Credits: Ichijo's Wet Lust, Kaikyô, Mitabi no kaikyô, The Great Passage, Brother and Sister

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