Ryūzō Saki

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Ryūzō Saki (佐木 隆三 Saki Ryūzō?, born April 14, 1937) is a Japanese novelist, non-fiction writer, born in North Hamgyong, a province of what is now North Korea.[1] He is interested in many crimes in Japan and has published a number of non-fiction books about Japanese crimes.[1]

On January 14, 1976, Saki was awarded the Naoki Prize for the novel Vengeance Is Mine based on Japanese serial killer Akira Nishiguchi.[1] The novel became the basis of Shohei Imamura's film Vengeance Is Mine.[2] He also wrote the books about Norio Nagayama, Tsutomu Miyazaki, Fusako Sano and Futoshi Matsunaga.

In 1992, Saki published a book about Japanese Resident-General of Korea Itō Hirobumi and Korean An Jung-geun, titled Itō Hirobumi to An Jung-geun.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Ryūzō Saki Video | Interviews". Online Video Guide. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "SCREEN: FROM JAPAN, 'VENGEANCE IS MINE'". The New York Times. 1985-06-30. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  3. ^ 伊藤博文と安重根 (in Japanese). Books Kinokuniya. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 

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