The Japan Foundation Award (2009)

The recipients of the Japan Foundation Awards 2009 and the schedule of the commemorative lectures are as follows:
Lecture flyer(PDF:1.39MB)

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The Japan Foundation Award for Arts and Culture

Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin [Russia]
(Real name: Grigory Chkhartishvili)

Writer

For introducing Japanese literature and culture to Russian readers through his translations, scholarly works, and a diverse range of creative writing that includes a series of mystery novels, and for his contributions to cultural exchange between Japan and Russia.

The Japan Foundation Award for Japanese Language

Susan Schmidt

Alliance of Associations of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) [U.S.A]

Executive Director: Susan Schmidt

For its contributions to the promotion and development of Japanese language teaching in elementary, secondary, and higher education across the United States, by coordinating organizations of Japanese language teachers and disseminating information on Japanese language education.

The Japan Foundation Award for Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange

James Arthur Stockwin

James Arthur Stockwin [U.K.]

Former director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford

For his contributions to the development of Japanese Studies in the United Kingdom through his achievements in modern Japanese political studies, and through the promotion of intellectual exchange and understanding between Japan and the UK as the founding director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford.

Commemorative Lectures

“ Japan and I ” Lecture by Mr. Boris Akunin

Date & Time: October 9 (Friday), 2009  16:00 - 18:00 (Doors Open at 15:30)
Venue: Faculty of Law & Letters Bldg.2, University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus) Access(University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus))
Moderator: Professor Mitsuyoshi Numano
With Consecutive Translation (Russian & Japanese)
*Admission Free / Prior Booking Required
Contact: The Japan Foundation Infomation Center
(TEL: 03-5369-6075 / FAX: 03-5369-6044) E-mail(University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus))

“ Japanese-language Education in the U.S. and Activities of AATJ ”
Lecture by Ms. Susan Schmidt

JF便り Activity Reports (November, 2009) on Japanese-Language Education Overseas section describes the lecture by Ms. Susan Schmidt.

Date & Time: October 9 (Friday), 2009  15:00 - 16:00 (Doors Open at 14:30)
Venue: The Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa Access(The Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa)External link
in Japanese
*Admission Free / Prior Booking Required
Contact: The Japan Foundation Teachers Training Section
(TEL: 048-834-1181 / FAX: 048-834-1170) E-mail(The Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa)

“ Japanese Politics in a British Mirror” Lecture by Professor Arthur Stockwin

Date & Time: October 7 (Wednesday), 2009  16:00 - 18:30 (Doors Open at 15:45)
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan Access(International House of Japan)

With Simultaneous Translation (English & Japanese)
*Admission Free / Prior Booking Required
Contact: International House of Japan
(TEL: 03-3470-3211 / FAX: 03-3470-3170) E-mail(International House of Japan)

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