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Yoshinori Yagi
Born (1911-10-21)October 21, 1911
Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan
Died November 9, 1999(1999-11-09) (aged 88)
Nationality Japanese
Alma mater Waseda University
Notable work(s) Ryūkanbu
Notable award(s) 1944 Akutagawa Prize for Ryūkanbu
1976 Yomiuri Prize for Kazamatsuri

Yoshinori Yagi (八木義徳, October 21, 1911 - November 9, 1999) was a noted Japanese author.

Yagi was born in Muroran, Hokkaidō, and graduated from Waseda University in 1938 with a degree in French literature. In 1944 he became employed in the chemical industry in Manchuria. As a writer, he was a devotee of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Takeo Arishima, and received the 1944 Akutagawa Prize for 劉廣福 Ryūkanbu[1] and the 1976 Yomiuri Prize for Kazamatsuri. Some of his materials are now exhibited in Muroran's Literature Museum.


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