'Rakugo' storyteller Shinosuke, novelist Kirino among medal awardees

National Nov 2, 2015

'Rakugo' storyteller Shinosuke, novelist Kirino among medal awardees

Rakugo comic storyteller Tatekawa Shinosuke and novelist Natsuo Kirino are among 755 people and 15 groups receiving this fall's medals of honor for distinguished performances and contributions to society, the government said Monday. Along with Shinosuke and Kirino, Kyoto University professor Mitsuo Sawamoto, 63, and ...