Created by Yoshinaga Fujita
There imay not be much private detective fiction written in Japan, allegedly because that occupation is relatively unfamiliar to the Japanese public, but Yoshinaga Fujita got around that by introducing a Japanese private detective who lives and works in Paris.
Thr series started in 1986, and arguably his best work, Koutetsu No Kishi (The Knight of Steel) was published in 1994. It's a complicated, noirish tale about about a young Japanese man who becomes tangled in a complicated conspiracy in Paris in the 1930s.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.