Mishima

[ mi-shee-muh; Japanese mee-shee-mah ]
/ mɪˈʃi mə; Japanese ˈmi ʃiˌmɑ /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for mishima

Mishima
/ (ˈmɪʃɪmə) /

noun

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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