japanese people Famous Essayists from Japan

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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: 63

Birthplace: Tokorozawa, Japan

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Haruko Dan

Haruko Dan is an essayist. ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

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 Kanagawa Prefecture but her family quickly moved to the United States, where she attended Clairbourn School in San Gabriel, California near Los Angeles. She lived there for 12 years, and she has some trouble understanding Japanese poetry due to her time away from Japan. She graduated from the American School in Japan in 1990, after which she attended Sophia University where she majored in comparative ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Japan

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

Age: 65

Birthplace: Japan, Fukuoka

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