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Name: Yojiro Ishizaka  
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Date of Birth: 25th January 1900
Place of Birth: Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Yojiro Ishizaka (石坂 洋次郎; Ishizaka Yōjirō), (July 25, 1900 in Daikancho 82, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture - October 7, 1986) was an influential and popular novelist of post-World War II Japan.

Education and early career

Ishizaka went to Hirosaki Middle School in 1913 and then to Keio University in 1920. On graduating, he took a position at Hirosaki Women's High School. Later, he became a teacher at Akita Women's High School. From 1929 to 1938 he taught at Yokote Junior High School.

In 1939, he moved to Tokyo, and in 1940, he was a war correspondant in the Philippines.

Ishizaka the writer

His novel Aoi Sanmyaku (青い山脈, "Blue Mountain Range") helped introduce the concept of the "New Japan" - a postwar culture that could look forward to a new future.

While widely popular in Japan, to the point that some of his stories were made into multiple movies, only a small portion of his writings have been translated and published in the English language.


  • "Go to See a Sea" published in Mita Bungaku magazine (1927)
  • Wakai Hito published in Mita Bungaku magazine (1933)
  • Wakai hito (1937) (novel)
  • Doku-ganryu masamune (1942) (novel)
  • Aoi sanmyaku (1949) (novel)
  • Ishinaka sensei gyojoki (1950) (story)
  • Wakai hito (1952) (novel)
  • Kuchizuke, III: Onna doshi (1955) (story)
  • Nikui mono (1957) (story)
  • Hi no ataru sakamichi (1958) (novel)
  • Wakai musumetachi (1958) (story)
  • Suzukake no sanpomichi (1959) (novel)
  • Aruhi watashi wa (1959) (novel)
  • Kiri no naka no shojo (1959)
  • Kawano hotoride (1962) (story)
  • Izuko e (1966) (story)
  • Wakai musume ga ippai (1966) (story)
  • Ishinaka sensei gyojoki (1966) (story)
  • Hi no ataru sakamichi (1967) (novel)
  • Dare no isu? (1968) (novel)
  • Hi no ataru sakamichi (1975) (novel)
  • Aitsu to watashi (1976) (novel)
  • Wakai hito (1977) (novel)

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