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Ueda Kazutoshi

(1867-1937). Also known as Ueda Mannen. Scholar of the Japanese language and father of novelist Enchi Fumiko. Born in Tokyo, he graduated from Tokyo University, where he was especially influenced by his studies with Basil Hall Chamberlain. Ueda introduced Western linguistic research methods into the study of Japanese language, linguistics, and literature. He was a member of the National Language Research Committee (Kokugo chuusa iinkai)-- now the Council on the National Language (Kokugo shingikai). (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)

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