Naoki Inose

Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1946. A well-known writer in Japan, Naoki Inose was awarded the prestigious Lya Prize for non-fiction in 1987 for his book on the Emperor's image, The Mikado's Portrait. Writing on a wide range of topics from literature to economy, he has become a specialist in fact-finding studies. His work centers on Japan's modernity. In 1996, he won the Bungei Shunju Reader's Prize for his A Study of Japan, a richly documented examination of Japan's Public Corporations and the...See more