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Japanese Writer Seiko Tanabe Dies at 91

Japanese Writer Seiko Tanabe Dies at 91

   Tokyo, June 10 (Jiji Press)--Seiko Tanabe, a Japanese author who won the Order of Culture, died of bile duct inflammation at a hospital in Kobe on Thursday. She was 91.
   Born in the western Japan city of Osaka, Tanabe started to write novels while working as a clerical worker for a hardware wholesaler after graduating from what is now called Osaka Shoin Women's University.
   She won the Osaka civil literary award for "Niji" ("Rainbow") in 1956, and received the prestigious Akutagawa prize for "Kansho Ryoko (Sentimental Journey)" in 1964. Other major literary awards that went to Tanabe include the Yoshikawa Eiji prize for "Hinekure Issa" ("Cynical Issa") in 1993.
   Her works covered wide-ranging fields, from love stories studded with the Osaka dialect to critical biographies of such preceding female authors as Akiko Yosano and Nobuko Yoshiya and a series of witty essays offering deep insights into various matters known as "Kamoka Series." Also active in introducing Japanese classic literatures, Tanabe published "Shin-Genji Monogatari" series, her modernized version of "Genji Monogatari" ("The Tale of Genji").
   In addition to writing, she served as a member of the Naoki prize selection committee for 18 years from 1987.

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