Fukuchi Gen'ichirō (福地 源一郎, May 13, 1841 – January 4, 1906) was a Japanese critic and author, also known under the pseudonym Fukuchi Ōchi (福地 桜痴).[1]

Fukuchi Gen'ichirō
福地 源一郎
Fukuchi Gen'ichirō
Born(1841-05-13)May 13, 1841
Nagasaki, Japan
DiedJanuary 4, 1906(1906-01-04) (aged 64)
Other namesFukuchi Ōchi



Fukuchi Gen'ichirō was born in Nagasaki, Japan. He traveled Europe as a translator, and in 1874, became a main writer for the Tokyo Nichi Nichi Shimbun newspaper. In 1882, he formed the Constitutional Imperial Rule Party.


  1. ^ Huffman, James L. (1980). Politics of the Meiji Press: The Life of Fukuchi Genʼichirō. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824806798.

Further reading

  • De Lange, William (2023). A History of Japanese Journalism: State of Affairs and Affairs of State. Toyo Press. ISBN 978-94-92722-393.