Taichi Yamada

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Taichi Yamada (山田 太一 Yamada Taichi?, b. June 6, 1934) is a Japanese screenwriter and novelist. His real name is Taichi Ishizaka (石坂 太一 Ishizaka Taichi?).

Career[edit]

Born in Asakusa, Tokyo, Yamada attended Waseda University before entering the Shōchiku film studios, where he trained as an assistant director under Keisuke Kinoshita.[1] He left the company at age 30 to focus on writing scripts for television dramas, penning such successful series as Kishibe no arubamu and Fuzoroi no ringotachi.[1] He has also written scripts for film and the stage.

As a novelist, his novel Ijintachi to no natsu (異人たちとの夏?), published in 1987, won the Yamamoto Shūgorō Prize.[2] It was translated into English, in 2004, as Strangers. Another Yamada novel, In Search of a Distant Voice, was translated and published in 2006 from a novel originally published in Japan in 1989. A third Yamada novel, I Haven't Dreamed of Flying for a While (飛ぶ夢をしばらく見ない Tobu yume o shibaraku minai?), was translated into English and published in 2008.

Selected works[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Kishibe no arubamu (1977)
  • Omoide zukuri (1981)
  • Fuzoroi no ringotachi (1983)
  • Fuzoroi no ringotachi II (1985)
  • Fuzoroi no ringotachi III (1991)
  • Fuzoroi no ringotachi IV (1997)

Film[edit]

Literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kyakuhon, shōsetsuka Yamada Taiichi". Chūnichi shinbun. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Yamamoto Shūgorō shō: Kako no jushō sakuhin". Shinchōsha. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 

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