Rijuichi (Ryuichi) Sakamoto
Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972)
Links: Yasunari Kawabata - English language bibliography
'Nothing At All' was inspired by Kawabata's 'Snow Country'
Roland Garros' Preface to 'Dans Le Ciel De La Patre'.
Yukio Mishima - 'Sun & Steel'
You can also discover a vast set of links in the 'biography' section of robdougan.com for inspirations.