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Makoto Ooka (大岡信 Ōoka Makoto, born 1931) is a Japanese poet and literary critic.

Ooka's poetry column was published without a break seven days a week for more than 20 years on the front page of Asahi Shimbun, which is Japan's leading national newspaper.[1]


  1. ^ Honan, William H. "Why Millions in Japan Read All About Poetry," New York Times. March 6, 2000.


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