80 Famous People

The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi newspaper) publishes a variety of books, magazines and magazine-books (called “mooks”) for different audiences. They have an educational line for children, and a 2012 addition to this line was 50 Famous People, a mook-a-week series. I had no interest in half of the people included (Shakespeare, Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth), but the other half were explorers, inventors and Japanese writers that I did want to read about. In January, 2013, Asahi started up a 30-issue sequel series, which ended in August. This page is an index to the 50 Famous People + 30 Famous People mooks that I’ve reviewed.

Series 1 Index
Edison
da Vinci
Einstein
Gaudi
Kenji Miyazawa
Galileo
Marco Polo
Osamu Tezuka
Kounosuke Matsushita
Steve Jobs
Edogawa Ranpo
Darwin
Souichirou Honda
Naomi Uemura
Marie Curie
Ando Momofuku
Eiji Tsuburaya
Jean-Henri Fabre
Alfred Nobel
Yuri Gagarin

Series 2 Index
Albert Schweitzer
Louis Pasteur
Michelangelo
Roald Amundsen
Heinrich Schliemann
Kiyoshi Yamashita
Isaac Newton
Vincent van Gogh
Katsushika Hokusai
Howard Carter
Confucius
Hideo Noguchi
Neil Armstrong

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