Nakazato Kisho

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Nakazato Kisho


Born Mar. 13, 1936, in Nagasaki. Japanese writer. Member of the board of the Union of Democratic Literature of Japan.

Nakazato combines his literary pursuits with work at a shipbuilding plant, where he graduated from a technical school. His first story, “The Thief,” was published in 1959 under the pen name Hata Satsuki. He is the author of the novels At the Crossroads (1963), The Old Mine (1966), The Passing Dream (vols. 1–2, 1967–68), and Return to Poetry (1970–73).

In his novel The Passing Dream, Nakazato describes the confrontation between the forces of reaction and the advocates of democratic change in Japan after World War II. The novel describes the leading role of the Communist Party of Japan as the defender of the interests of the common people and calls for the creation of a united democratic front.


Nakano, K. “Nakazato Yoshiaki no sekai: Kakumei bungakujin no dotei” (The World of Nakazato Yoshiaki: The Process of a Revolutionary Writer). Minshu Bungaku, 1970, no. 54, pp. 136–50.


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