Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

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Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Prizes

The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University annually awards $6,000 in Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prizes for the Translation of Japanese Literature. A prize is given for the best translation of a modern work or a classical work, or the prize is divided between equally distinguished translations. Translators must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, the Keene Center will award the Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prizes and Grants of varying amounts and divided between equally distinguished translations. These include: $6000 in prize given to outstanding translations by non-citizens or non-permanent-residents of the United States; prizes for translations of particular scholarly merit or significance; grants to promising translations-in-progress; subventions for forthcoming publication of especially deserving translations; and, in rare cases, lifetime achievement awards for translators with particularly distinguished careers.

The submission process for the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prizes and the Miyoshi Prizes and Grants is the same.

2018-2019

Click here for the submission guidelines.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018.



2017-2018

Click here for the press release.

〜Awards Ceremony〜

The 2017-2018 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

David Boyd for SLOW BOAT
Hiroaki Sato for THE SILVER SPOON: MEMOIR OF A BOYHOOD IN JAPAN

Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prize

Jeffrey Angles for THE BOOK OF THE DEAD
Howard Hibbett for lifetime achievement as a translator of early-modern and modern Japanese literature
Friday 16 March, 5:30pm, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
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〜A reception to follow〜

Archive of past prize winners for the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

Archive of prize winners for the Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Prizes and Grants

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