[mi-shee-muh; Japanese mee-shee-mah]


Yu·ki·o [yoo-kee-oh; Japanese yoo-kee-aw] /ˈyu kiˌoʊ; Japanese ˈyu kiˌɔ/, Kimitake Hiraoka, 1925–70, Japanese novelist and playwright.

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  • On my way back I happened to hear the voice of Paymaster Mishima, who was directing the conveyance of provisions.

    Human Bullets

    Tadayoshi Sakurai

British Dictionary definitions for mishima



Yukio (ˈjuːkɪəʊ). 1925–70, Japanese novelist and short-story writer, whose works reflect a preoccupation with homosexuality and death. He committed harakiri in protest at the decline of traditional Japanese values
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