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Renowned Japanese playwright, critic Yamazaki dies at 86

Playwright and also critic Masakazu Yamazaki, that obtained Japan’s leading social honor for his plays and also magazines, passed away of deadly mesothelioma cancer today, a social structure stated Friday. He was 86.

Yamazaki started composing plays when he was participating in Kyoto University’s graduate institution and also made acknowledgment for his 1963 job “Zeami,” including the 14th to 15th century Noh entertainer and also manufacturer understood by the very same name.

File image taken Oct. 7, 2016, programs Japanese playwright and also critic Masakazu Yamazaki offering a meeting in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. Yamazaki passed away of deadly mesothelioma cancer on Aug. 19, 2020, at age 86. (Kyodo)

Also understood for his 1984 publication “Yawarakai Kojinshugi no Tanjo” (Birth of soft uniqueness), in which he forecasted exactly how culture would certainly alter adhering to Japan’s quick financial development, Yamazaki, a teacher emeritus at Osaka University, obtained the Order of Culture in 2018.

He passed away on Wednesday at a healthcare facility in Hyogo Prefecture, according to the Suntory Foundation, of which he was a board participant considering that it was established in 1979.

He invested his youth in Manchuria, presently the northeastern area of China, and also went back to Japan after completion of World War II.