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  • Tow Ubukata

    Tow Ubukata 冲方丁

    Tow Ubukata (1977–)  grew up in Singapore and Nepal, where he says that receiving much of his education in English meant always yearning for his native tongue. He decided to become a writer while … Details

  • Rintarō Uchida

    Rintarō Uchida 内田麟太郎

    Rintarō Uchida (1941–) was born in Fukuoka Prefecture. He began writing poetry at the age of 19 while working as a sign painter, and published his first children’s book when he was 38. … Details

  • Risako Uchida

    Risako Uchida 内田莉莎子

    Risako Uchida  (1928–1997) was born and raised in Tokyo, graduating from Waseda University with a degree in Russian literature. In 1964 she went to study in Poland. She created numerous picture books that retell … Details

  • Hyakken Uchida

    Hyakken Uchida 内田百閒

    Hyakken Uchida (1889–1971) was born in Okayama to a family of sake brewers whose business later went bankrupt. He started submitting his creative writing to magazines while still in secondary school and came … Details

  • Katsumi Uchino

    Katsumi Uchino 内野克美

    Katsumi Uchino (1948–) was born in Kanagawa Prefecture and graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University. He worked as an assistant to Japanese photographer and filmmaker Eikoh Hosoe before striking out on his own. Since … Details

  • Tatsuhiko Udagawa

    Tatsuhiko Udagawa 宇田川辰彦

    Tatsuhiko Udagawa graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Since then, as heir to his family’s landscaping business, he has spent nearly half a century designing, building, and managing Japanese gardens. His work is … Details

  • Takahiro Ueda

    Takahiro Ueda 上田岳弘

    Takahiro Ueda (1979–) has said in interviews that he was determined to become a writer from the time he was a little boy, and he began writing fiction in earnest while in college. … Details

  • Ayuko Uegaki

    Ayuko Uegaki 植垣歩子

    Ayuko Uegaki (1978–) was born in Kanagawa Prefecture and graduated from Wakō University with a degree in art. Since completing college she has established herself as an author of picture books with sweet, … Details

  • Nahoko Uehashi

    Nahoko Uehashi 上橋菜穂子

    Nahoko Uehashi (1962–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from Rikkyō University. A scholar of cultural anthropology as well as an author of children’s books, she holds a special professorship in the Faculty … Details

  • Tsutomu Uematsu

    Tsutomu Uematsu (1966–) was born in Hokkaido. He developed a magnet used for recycling, and later went on to engineer rockets with professor Harunori Nagata of the Space Systems Engineering Lab at the graduate school … Details

  • Masayuki Uemura

    Masayuki Uemura 上村雅之

    Masayuki Uemura (1943–) was born in Tokyo. Now retired from Nintendo Co., Ltd., where he headed up the development team that designed the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super NES home video game … Details

  • Seiichi Uemura

    Seiichi Uemura 上村誠一

    Seiichi Uemura (1937–2013) graduated from the Fuel Chemistry Department, Faculty of Engineering at Kyoto University in 1961. He gained his doctorate in engineering from Kyoto University in 1983. … Details

  • Katsuyuki Ueno

    Katsuyuki Ueno 上野勝之

    Katsuyuki Ueno (–) is a team-research member at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto and a specialist in ancient and medieval Japanese cultural history. Though grounded in the positivist school … Details

  • Kenji Ueno

    Kenji Ueno 上野健爾

    Kenji Ueno (1945–) is a mathematician born in Kumamoto. After graduating from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science at the University of Tokyo in 1968, he held several positions such as professor in the … Details

  • Noriko Ueno

    Noriko Ueno 上野紀子

    Noriko Ueno was born in Saitama Prefecture. She graduated from the Nihon University Arts Department and worked as an illustrator on her way to becoming a creator of picture books. While still in school, she … Details

  • Mari Ueza

    Mari Ueza 宇江佐真理

    Mari Ueza  (1949–) created her pen name from the Japanese pronunciation of the English word "weather" and an alternate reading of the kanji for "truth" because she wanted to suggest a truth-seeker who is … Details

  • Shunsaku Umeda

    Shunsaku Umeda 梅田俊作

    Shunsaku Umeda (1942–) is an artist and picture-book author. Born on the Tango Peninsula in Kyoto Prefecture, he now lives in Tokushima Prefecture, where he has a studio. His many picture books include … Details

  • Naoko Uozumi

    Naoko Uozumi 魚住直子

    Naoko Uozumi (1966–) won the Kodansha Award for New Writers of Children’s Literature for her 1995 debut novel Hi-baransu (Non-Balance), achieving overnight fame when a film version came out in 2001. Subsequent works … Details

  • Yoshiaki Ushiro

    Yoshiaki Ushiro うしろよしあき

    Yoshiaki Ushiro (1940–) is an editor and picture-book author. Born in Hokkaido and educated at Hokkaido University, he went on to become editor-in-chief of a children’s educational magazine at Gakken and head of … Details

  • Shogo Utano

    Shogo Utano 歌野晶午

    Shogo Utano  (1961–) was inspired like many mystery writers of his generation by Edogawa Rampo's Boy Detectives series. A job in an editorial production office after university reignited his childhood passion for mysteries and … Details