Novelist Yamasaki, champion of social issues, dies at 88

Sep 30, 2013

Novelist Yamasaki, champion of social issues, dies at 88

Noted Japanese writer Toyoko Yamasaki, whose novels helped raise public awareness of social issues, died of heart failure Sunday morning. She was 88. Yamasaki, whose real name was Toyoko Sugimoto, had begun writing a serial novel about the Maritime Self-Defense Force for Shukan Shincho ...