Toyoko Yamasaki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Toyoko Yamasaki

Japanese writer

Date of Birth: 03-Nov-1924

Place of Birth: Ōsaka, Ōsaka Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 29-Sep-2013

Profession: writer, journalist, novelist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Toyoko Yamasaki

  • Toyoko Yamasaki (?? ??, Yamasaki Toyoko, real name Sugimoto Toyoko; 3 November 1924 – 29 September 2013) was a Japanese novelist. A native of Osaka, Yamasaki worked as a journalist for the Mainichi Shimbun from 1945 to 1959 after graduating from Kyoto Women's University in Japanese literature.
  • She published her first story, Noren (1957), a story of a kelp trader, based on the experiences of her family's business.
  • The following year, she won the Naoki Prize for her second novel Hana Noren, the story about the founder of an entertainment group.
  • A major influence on her writings of that period was Yasushi Inoue, who was deputy head of the Mainichi Shimbun's cultural news desk.Yamasaki wrote some stories based on actual events.
  • For example, Futatsu no Sokoku is derived from the biography of a Japanese American David Akira Itami, and Shizumanu Taiyo is based on the Japan Airlines Flight 123 accident. Several works of hers were featured in films and television dramas.

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