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  • Yukie Kusaka

    Yukie Kusaka 日下由紀恵

    Yukie Kusaka was born in Tokyo. She works as a spiritual and psychological counselor, offering advice to men and women of all ages regarding education and career choices, troubles at work, personal and marital relationships, … Details

  • Taki Kusano

    Taki Kusano 草野たき

    Taki Kusano (1970–) made her debut in 2000 with Sukitotta ito o nobashite (Stretch the Transparent Thread), which won the Kodansha Award for New Writers of Children's Literature and the Japan Juvenile Writers … Details

  • Yoshimi Kusaba

    Yoshimi Kusaba くさばよしみ

    Yoshimi Kusaba (1958–) was born in Kyoto Prefecture. She worked in-house for a publishing firm before becoming a freelance editor and writer, focusing primarily on food, children, and health. Books she has authored … Details

  • Riu Kushiki

    Riu Kushiki 櫛木理宇

    Riu Kushiki (1972–) was born in Niigata Prefecture. In 2012, her Hōnteddo kyanpasu (Haunted Campus) won the Japan Horror Story Grand Prize Readers’ Award. Her vividly drawn characters and accessible style garnered highly … Details

  • Ken Kusunoki

    Ken Kusunoki 楠木建

    Ken Kusunoki (1964–) completed the PhD program in the Graduate School of Commerce and Management at Hitotsubashi University in 1992, and is currently professor in the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy there, … Details

  • Junko Kusuhara

    Junko Kusuhara くすはら順子

    Junko Kusuhara was born in Osaka Prefecture and graduated from Osaka Shōin Women’s University. She works as an illustrator for picture books and children’s stories. Titles she has collaborated on as an illustrator include Jūnishi … Details

  • Shaw Kuzki

    Shaw Kuzki 朽木祥

    Shaw Kuzki (1957–) was born in Hiroshima to survivors of the atomic bomb. In 2006 her story Kawatare: Sanzai-ga-ike no kappa neko (The Tale of Kappa, the Water Sprite) won the JAWC New … Details

  • Naoko Kudo

    Naoko Kudo 工藤直子

    Naoko Kudo (1935–) was born in Taiwan. She served in a pioneering capacity as a copywriter for the Hakuhodo ad agency before turning freelance. Her poetry collection Tetsugaku no raion (Philosophical Lion) garnered … Details

  • Toshihide Kunimatsu

    Toshihide Kunimatsu (1940–) was born in Shiga Prefecture. He writes nursery stories and juvenile fiction as well, but is especially famous for his nonfiction and science-oriented chapter books. Some of his best known … Details

  • Misumi Kubo

    Misumi Kubo 窪美澄

    Misumi Kubo (1965–) withdrew from junior college and worked for an ad company before turning freelance as a writer and editor, focusing on such topics as pregnancy and childbirth, women’s health, herbal medicine, … Details

  • Rio Kuboshima

    Rio Kuboshima くぼしまりお

    Rio Kuboshima (1966–) was born in Tokyo and graduated from Bunka Gakuin, a professional school specializing in literature and the arts. She is a children's author who also works as a translator and … Details

  • Toshiyuki Kubotera

    Toshiyuki Kubotera (1939–) is professor and head of the Developmental Child Psychology Department in the Faculty of Human Welfare at Seigakuin University, as well as professor and head of the Seigakuin University Graduate … Details

  • Kengo Kuma

    Kengo Kuma 隈研吾

    Kengo Kuma (1954–) was born in Yokohama. Inspired to become an architect when he saw the Yoyogi National Gymnasium designed by Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, he completed a master's degree … Details

  • Tatsuya Kumagai

    Tatsuya Kumagai 熊谷達也

    Tatsuya Kumagai  (1958–) was born in Sendai, the economic and cultural center of Miyagi Prefecture and a city hit hard by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. He lives there to this day. … Details

  • Yumiko Kurahashi

    Yumiko Kurahashi 倉橋由美子

    Yumiko Kurahashi (1935–2005) was born in Kochi Prefecture and studied French literature at Meiji University. Her short story Partei, about life in Japan's Communist Party, became the target of much media attention when … Details

  • Koichi Kurita

    Koichi Kurita 栗田宏一

    Koichi Kurita (1962–) was born in Yamanashi Prefecture. He is a performance artist and sculptor who became fascinated by the color of the soil he saw on a visit to the Noto Peninsula … Details

  • Motoaki Kurumazuka

    Motoaki Kurumazuka (1965–) graduated from Aoyama Gakuin University. While a student, he vowed to go into business for himself before he reached 30. After starting his career at Shin-Nihon Securities (now Mizuho Securities), … Details

  • Shirō Kuro

    Shirō Kuro 黒史郎

    Shirō Kuro (1974–) was born in Kanagawa Prefecture. He began publishing original fiction on the Internet in 1998, trying his hand at various genres. In 2007 he won the Yū Magazine Fiction Prize, … Details

  • Senji Kuroi

    Senji Kuroi 黒井千次

    Senji Kuroi  (1932–) has long been a pivotal member of the "introspective generation" of writers who rose to prominence in Japan in the early 1970s. He once worked for a major manufacturer, a background … Details

  • Ken Kuroi

    Ken Kuroi 黒井健

    Ken Kuroi (1947–) was born in Niigata Prefecture and graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Education with a degree in art. He worked as a children’s book editor with a major publisher … Details