Fuyoko Kamisaka (上坂冬子) was a Japanese non-fiction author.

Kamisaka was born as Yoshiko Niwa in Tokyo on June 10, 1930. Her first work, Shokuba-no gunzo (People at a Place of Work), based on her experiences as a worker for Toyota, was published in 1959 and won a prize for works by new authors.

Her best known work is ""Keishu Nazare-en" about a facility for Japanese widows of South Koreans. [1]

Other works dealt with Sugamo Prison, the Battle of Iwo Jima and vivisection experiments conducted by the Japanese on prisoners of war.

Death

Fuyoko Kamisaka died of cancer, aged 78, on April 14, 2009 in her native Tokyo.

Award

Fuyoko Kamisaka received the Kikuchi Kan Literary Award in 1993.

References

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