Nobel-winning author, peace activist Kenzaburo Oe dies at 88

Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe

© APA | Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe

# 13 March 2023 11:02 (UTC +04:00)

Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe, the winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Literature who was also known as a campaigner for the pacifist Constitution and against nuclear power, has died at age of 88, APA reports citign Kyodo News.

One of the most celebrated authors in Japan in the post-World War II era, Oe spearheaded a civic movement calling for the elimination of nuclear plants in his late 70s, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami.

Kenzaburo Oe died in the early hours of March 3 and his family has already held a funeral. The publisher said a memorial service will be held later.