|Born||23 July 1925|
|Died||7 September 2021 (aged 96)|
Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Irokawa studied at the University of Tokyo. With other historians, such as Yoshio Yasumaru, he sought to end differences in understanding of Japanese history within the country and internationally. He also sought to tout Japan's rise to prominence in the second half of the 20th century. He was inspired by the works of author Kunio Yanagita and started a daily segment titled Minshūshi, which focused on the daily life of the Japanese population and the evolution of their values.
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