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June 1 2021
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Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature


Translations must be of book-length Japanese works: novels, collections of short stories, manga, essays, memoirs, drama, or poetry. Submissions may be unpublished manuscripts, works in press, or books published during the two years prior to the prize year (for the current prize, this means publication dates in 2018 and afterward). Prior recipients are eligible to submit new translations. Eligibility Criteria for JUSFC Prizes: U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency.For more info and updates, follow the program webpage. (

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  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

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