Masaoka Shiki (14 October, 1867 – 19 September, 1902) was a Japanese author, critic and poet. He is considered to be one of the founders of modern haiku poetry
Yasunari Kawabata (11 June, 1899 –16 April, 1972) was a Nobel Prize winning novelist from Japan. He was the first Japanese author to have been awarded the prize
Osamu Dazai (19 June, 1909 – 13 June, 1948) was an author from Japan who is considered to be one of the most important writers of fiction from that country.