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Ōtsuki Fumihiko

(1847-1928). Linguist, philologist, and lexicographer. Pioneer scholar in the grammatical study of the contemporary Japanese language. He is especially well known for his compilation of Genkai (1889-91, Sea of Words), the first comprehensive dictionary of contemporary Japanese arranged in the order of the kana syllabary. (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)

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