Kan Kikuchi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kan Kikuchi

Japanese writer and businessman

Date of Birth: 26-Dec-1888

Place of Birth: Takamatsu, Shikoku, Japan

Date of Death: 06-Mar-1948

Profession: writer, businessperson, politician, playwright, translator, journalist, novelist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Kan Kikuchi

  • Hiroshi Kikuchi (?? ?, Kikuchi Hiroshi, December 26, 1888 – March 6, 1948), known by his pen name Kan Kikuchi (which uses the same kanji as his real name), was a Japanese author born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.
  • He established the publishing company Bungeishunju, the monthly magazine of the same name, the Japan Writer's Association and both the Akutagawa and Naoki Prize for popular literature.
  • He came to prominence for the plays "Madame Pearl" and "Father Returns", but his ample support for the Imperial Japanese war effort led to his marginalization in the postwar period.
  • He was also the head of Daiei Motion Picture Company (currently Kadokawa Pictures).
  • He is known to have been an avid player of Mahjong.

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