Famous People in Japan

Tachibana Takashi

Date of Birth 28 May 1940
Place of Birth Nagasaki

Tachibana Takashi is a famous critic, nonfiction writer, and a guest professor of a high technology institute at Tokyo University.

He is a graduate in French literature of Tokyo University. In 1964, he joined a publishing company, "Bungei Shunju". Two years later, he left the company and he entered the College of philosophy of Tokyo University again.

In 1974, he published "Tanaka Kakuei Kenkyu" ("Research on Kakuei Tanaka") which triggered the the then Prime Minister's resignation.

In 1979, he was awarded the "Kodansha Nonfiction Prize" for his writing, "Nihon Kyosan-to no Kenkyu" ("Research on the Communist Party").

In 1983, he was awarded the "Kikuchi Kan Prize" for his entire works, which had a great effect on Japanese journalism.

In 1987, he was awarded the "Mainichi Shuppan Bunka Prize" for his writing, "Noshi" ("Brain Death").

There are many his other works, including "Uchu kara no Kikan" ("Coming back from the universe"), "Boku wa konna hon o yondekita" ("I have read books like these"), "Kankyou Horumon Nyuumon" ("An introduction to the 'Environmental Hormones'").

He is still very active. He appears on TV, publishes in magazines and is still writing more books. Recently, he tackles some problems including Brain Death.

Reported by: Ishihama Kayoko
Data verified by: Kobayashi Maki
Date of Report: November 1998

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