Shoji Kokami (鴻上尚史 Kōkami Shōji?, born 2 August 1958) is a Japanese playwright, director, actor, and filmmaker.
Born in Niihama, Ehime, Kōkami was attending Waseda University when he founded the theatrical company Daisanbutai (Third Stage). Becoming "one of the prime movers in the 1980s small-scale youth theater movement in Japan", he won the Kunio Kishida Award in 1995 for his play Sunafukin no tegami. Earning a fellowship from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1997, he spent a year in London, and has since presented such plays as Trance on the London stage. The play Halcyon Days, which he wrote about suicide websites in Japan, has also been presented in Great Britain.
Kōkami has also directed and acted in several films.
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