Pioneers of Modern Japanese Poetry wins translation prize

Pioneers of Modern Japanese Poetry, Translated by Takako Lento

The Cornell East Asia Series publication Pioneers of Modern Japanese Poetry (Takako Lento, 2019) has won the 2018-2019 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission prize for the translation of Japanese literature, which is coordinated by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University. An award ceremony was held Friday, March 29, 2019 at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University in New York City.

The Japan-United States Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature was established in 1979, and the award has been administered by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University since the Center was founded in 1986. The Prize is awarded annually to outstanding works of translation into English from the Japanese language.

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