Tetsuji Morohashi
Tetsuji Morohashi (諸橋 轍次, Morohashi Tetsuji, June 4, 1883 – December 8, 1982) was an important figure in the field of Japanese language studies and Sinology. He is best known as chief ed...
Fujiwara no Teika
Fujiwara no Sadaie (藤原定家), better-known as Fujiwara no Teika, (1162 – September 26, 1241) was a Japanese poet, critic, calligrapher, novelist, anthologist, scribe, and scholar of the late He...
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Ueda Akinari
Ueda Akinari or Ueda Shūsei (上田 秋成, July 25, 1734 in Osaka – August 8, 1809 in Kyoto) was a Japanese author, scholar and waka poet, and a prominent literary figure in 18th century Japan. He was ...
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Yamada Yoshio
Yamada Yoshio (山田 孝雄, August 20, 1873 – November 20, 1958) was a Japanese linguist. He founded the influential "Yamada grammar", and was the first to use the word "chinjutsu" as a linguistic term....
Ogyū Sorai
Ogyū Sorai (荻生 徂徠) (March 21, 1666, Edo, Japan – February 28, 1728, Edo), pen name Butsu Sorai, was a Japanese Confucian philosopher. He has been described as the most influential such scholar du...
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Shōichi Watanabe
Shōichi Watanabe (渡部 昇一, Watanabe Shōichi, born 15 September 1930) is an English scholar and one of Japan’s foremost cultural critics. He was born in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture. A graduate...
Motoori Haruniwa
Motoori Haruniwa (本居 春庭, March 17, 1763 - December 13, 1828) was a scholar of Kokugaku, and student of the Japanese language. He was a first son of Motoori Norinaga. He was called Kenzo (健蔵) in ch...
Hirata Atsutane
Hirata Atsutane (平田 篤胤, 6 October 1776 – 2 November 1843) was a Japanese scholar, conventionally ranked as one of the four great men of kokugaku (nativist) studies, and one of the most signi...
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Takao Suzuki (sociolinguist)
Takao Suzuki (鈴木 孝夫, Suzuki Takao, born 1926) is a Japanese sociolinguist, He is the author of ことばと文化, translated into English as Words in Context.Suzuki argues that:
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Tsutomu Miura
Tsutomu Miura (三浦 つとむ, Miura Tsutomu, 1911 - October 27, 1989) was a Japanese linguist born in Tokyo.He studied language as expression from contentism and criticized formism and functionism, l...
Nishida Tatsuo
Tatsuo Nishida (西田 龍雄, Nishida Tatsuo, 26 November 1928 – 26 September 2012) was a professor at Kyoto University. His work encompasses research on a variety of Tibeto-Burman languages, he made...
Shinkichi Hashimoto
×Shinkichi Hashimoto (橋本 進吉, Hashimoto Shinkichi, December 24, 1882 - January 30, 1945) was a Japanese linguist, born in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.
Hashimoto is especially noted for...
Hashimoto Mantaro
Hashimoto Mantarō (橋本 萬太郎, 26 November 1932 – 7 June 1987) was a Japanese-born sinologist who published many books on Sinitic languages, phonology, the Hakka language, lexicology, Taiwanese ...
Satō Nobuhiro
Satō Nobuhiro (佐藤 信淵, July 18, 1769 – February 17, 1850) was a Japanese scientist and early advocate of Japanese Westernization. He is considered the founder of the "Greater East Asia" concept.Sat...
Ōtsuki Fumihiko
Ōtsuki Fumihiko (大槻 文彦, October 15, 1847 – February 17, 1928) was a Japanese lexicographer, linguist, and historian. He is best known for two Japanese-language dictionaries that he edited, Genkai...
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Hagiwara Hiromichi
Hagiwara Hiromichi (萩原 広道, March 29, 1815 - January 11, 1863) was a scholar of literature, philology, and nativist studies (Kokugaku) as well as an author, translator, and poet active in late-Edo ...
Ikuhiko Hata
Ikuhiko Hata (秦 郁彦, Hata Ikuhiko, born 12 December 1932) is a Japanese historian. Hata acquired his PhD at the University of Tokyo and has taught history at several universities. He is the au...
Shinmura Izuru
Shinmura Izuru (新村 出, October 4, 1876 – August 17, 1967) was a Japanese linguist and essayist. He is best known for his many contributions to Japanese linguistics and lexicography. In honor of him...
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Kunio Yanagita
Kunio Yanagita (柳田 國男, Yanagita Kunio, July 31, 1875 – August 8, 1962) was a Japanese scholar who is often known as the father of Japanese native folkloristics, or minzokugaku.He was born in F...
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Kiyozō Kazama
Kiyozō Kazama (風間 喜代三, Kazama Kiyozō, born 8 December 1928, in Tokyo) is a Japanese professor of comparative linguistics, specializing in Latin and Greek, and emeritus professor at Tokyo Uni...
Hajime Nakamura
Hajime Nakamura (中村 元, Nakamura Hajime, November 28, 1912 - October 10, 1999) was a Japanese academic of Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist scriptures.
Nakamura was born in Matsue, Shimane. In 1943...
Tadao Umesao
Tadao Umesao (梅棹 忠夫, Umesao Tadao, June 13, 1920 – July 3, 2010) was a Japanese anthropologist. A professor for decades at Kyoto University, he was also among the founders and the director-gen...
Haruhiko Kindaichi
Haruhiko Kindaichi (金田一 春彦, Kindaichi Haruhiko; April 3, 1913 – May 19, 2004) was a Japanese linguist and a scholar of Japanese linguistics (known as kokugogaku). He was well known as an editor of Jap...
Futaro Yamada
Futaro Yamada (山田 風太郎, Yamada Fūtarō, January 4, 1922 – July 28, 2001) was the pen name of Seiya Yamada (山田 誠也, Yamada Seiya), a Japanese author.He was born in Yabu, Hyogo.In 1947, he ...
Shichirō Murayama
Shichirō Murayama (村山 七郎, Murayama Shichirō, born in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1908 and died in 1995) was a Japanese linguist who started his career lecturing at Juntendo University, and went on t...