country of citizenship: Japan
language of expression: Japanese
educated at: Gakushuin University
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter
award received: Order of the Rising Sun, 3rd class, Kikuchi Kan Prize, Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for Literature
Akira Yoshimura (吉村 昭, Yoshimura Akira, May 1, 1927; † July 31, 2006) was a award-winning Japanese writer. Internationally he is best known for his novels Shipwrecks and On Parole.
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