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Abe, Kobo

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1993 AD
Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Novelists, Poets

1924 – Born on the 7th of March in Kita, Tokyo.

1941 – He returned to Japan.

1943 – He began studies at Tokyo Imperial University.

1947 – He was first published as a poet with Mumei Shishu ("Poems of an unknown poet").

1948 – He graduated with a medical degree, on the condition that he would not practice.

1960 – He collaborated with Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara in adapting to film.

1962 – He worked as an avant-garde novelist and playwright.

1973 – He founded an acting studio in Tokyo, where he trained performers in his innovative performance

                methods and directed plays.

1993 – He died on the 22nd of January.