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35°41′N 139°46′E
FAMOUS JAPANESE

ISSEY MIYAKE
Issey Miyake: He was born in 1938 in Hiroshima and is a Japanese fashion designer. He is known for his technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions and fragrances.

KAWABATA YASUHARI
Yasunari Kawabata: (1899-1972) was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award.

KOBO ABE
Kōbō Abe: (1924-1993) was a Japanese writer, playwright, photographer and inventor. Abe has been often compared to Franz Kafka and Alberto Moravia for his surreal, often nightmarish explorations of individuals in contemporary society and his modernist sensibilities. Suggested reading: The Box Man, 1973.
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Official language(s): Japanese

Capital: Tokyo

Population: 128 mill.

Currency: Yen (JPY)