Aizawa Seishisai Aizawa Seishisai, born was a Japanese nationalist thinker of the Mito school during the late shogunate period.
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An Inquiry into the Good An Inquiry into the Good (善の研究, Zen no kenkyū) is a 1911 book by Kitaro Nishida, the foremost Japanese philosopher of the 20th century and founding father of the Kyoto School.
Ando Shoeki Andō Shōeki was a Japanese philosopher of the 18th century.
Arai Hakuseki Arai Hakuseki was a Confucianist, scholar-bureaucrat, academic, administrator, writer and politician in Japan during the middle of the Edo Period, who advised the Shogun Tokugawa Ienobu.
Bernard Ryosuke Inagaki Bernard Ryosuke Inagaki (ca. 1928–) is a Japanese philosopher and renowned scholar of Thomas Aquinas.
D. T. Suzuki Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (鈴木 大拙 貞太郎 Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō; he rendered his name "Daisetz" in 1894; 18 October 1870 – 12 July 1966) was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen...
Dōgen Dōgen Zenji (道元禅師; also Dōgen Kigen 道元希玄, or Eihei Dōgen 永平道元, or Koso Joyo Daishi) (19 January 1200 – 22 September 1253) was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher born in Kyōto.
Fujiwara Seika Fujiwara Seika was a Japanese neo-Confucian philosopher in the Edo period.
Gaisi Takeuti Gaisi Takeuti is a Japanese mathematician, known for his work in proof theory.
Hagiwara Hiromichi Hagiwara Hiromichi was a scholar of literature, philology, and nativist studies (Kokugaku) as well as an author, translator, and poet active in late-Edo period Japan.
Hajime Nakamura Hajime Nakamura was a Japanese academic of Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist scriptures.
Hajime Tanabe Hajime Tanabe was a Japanese philosopher of the Kyoto School.
Hakuin Ekaku Hakuin Ekaku was one of the most influential figures in Japanese Zen Buddhism.
Hanawa Hokiichi Hanawa Hokiichi was a Japanese famous blind scholar of the Edo period.
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Hirata Atsutane Hirata Atsutane was a Japanese scholar, conventionally ranked as one of the four great men of kokugaku (nativist) studies, and one of the most significant theologians of the Shintō religion.
Hiroki Azuma Hiroki Azuma (born May 9, 1971) is a Japanese cultural critic.
Hyakuzō Kurata Hyakuzō Kurata was a Japanese essayist and playwright on religious subjects that was active during the Taishō and early Shōwa periods of Japan.
Ikeda Mitsumasa Ikeda Mitsumasa was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period.
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Itō Jinsai Itō Jinsai, who also went by the pen name Keisai, was a Japanese Confucian philosopher and educator.
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Kamo no Mabuchi Kamo no Mabuchi was a Japanese poet and philologist of the Edo period.
Kazutaka Komori Kazutaka Komori was one of Japanese politician and Social movement, ultranationalist.
Keian Genju Keian Genju was a Japanese Buddhist monk who studied classics under Ishō at Nanzen-ji.
Keiji Nishitani Keiji Nishitani was a Japanese philosopher of the Kyoto School and a disciple of Kitaro Nishida.
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Motoori Norinaga Motoori Norinaga was a Japanese scholar of Kokugaku active during the Edo period.
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Nakai Riken Nakai Riken was a leading academic in the Kaitokudo academy tradition of scholarship.
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