Mineo Higashi

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Mineo Higashi (born 1938) is an Okinawan writer. He was awarded the Akutagawa Prize in 1971 for his novel An Okinawan Boy (Okinawa no shonen, 1971).[1] The novel's setting is from the city of Koza (later Okinawa City) in the 1950s, where the main character grows up in a family whose business is to arrange meetings between American soldiers and Okinawian girls in the family's apartment.


  1. ^ "Okinawa Writers Excel in Literature". The Okinawa Times. 21 July 2001.