Kuniko Mukōda

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Kuniko Mukōda (向田 邦子, Mukōda Kuniko, November 28, 1929 – August 22, 1981) was a Japanese TV screenwriter. Most of her scripts focus on day-to-day family life and relationships. She was also awarded the Naoki Prize for popular literature for her short stories "Hanano Namae", "Kawauso" and "Inugoya" (1980).

Life[edit]

Mukōda was born in Tokyo, and moved around Japan in her early life due to her father's job. After she graduated from Jissen Women's College (Jissen Women's University), she got a job at Ondori Company, a film publicity company, in 1952. In 1960, she left the company and became a screenwriter and radiowriter. On August 22, 1981, she died on Far Eastern Air Transport Flight 103 when it crashed in Taiwan.

Works[edit]

Some of her short stories are:

  • The Name of The Flower
  • Small Change
  • I Doubt It
  • The Otter
  • Manhattan
  • Beef Shoulder
  • The Doghouse
  • The Fake Egg
  • Triangular Chop
  • Mr. Carp
  • Ears
  • Half-Moon
  • The Window
  • Meeting Again

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