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country of citizenship:
native language: Japanese
educated at: Waseda University
occupation: novelist, writer, translator, journalist
award received: Kawabata award, Shibata Renzaburō Award, Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature, Noma Literary New Face Prize, Chūōkōron Award, Sei Itō Award, Jōji Tsubota Award, Kaien Shinjin Bungakusho
Mitsuyo Kakuta (角田 光代, Kakuta Mitsuyo, born 8 March 1967) is a Japanese author born in Yokohama. She is currently engaged in translating the 11th-century work The Tale of Genji into modern Japanese.
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