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Famous Birthdays Today: 1909 – Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist.

Osamu Dazai (June 19, 1909 – June 13, 1948) was a Japanese author who is considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan. Dazai was born Shūji Tsushima, the eighth surviving child of a wealthy landowner in Kanagi, a remote corner of Japan at the northern tip of Tōhoku in Aomori Prefecture. His father was a member of […]

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