2023 awards ceremony and 70th anniversary of JST

The 2023 awards ceremony

The Japan Society of Translators (JST) held our 70th anniversary celebration and 2023 annual awards ceremony on 26 October 2023. More than one hundred people, including translators and publishers, gathered and celebrated the event.

More than one hundred people attended the ceremony

The JST Awards Committee selected the following distinguished works for awards:

60th Annual Translation Award: Fumio Hojo and Tamae Iwasaki for the Japanese translation of Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence published by Kokushokankokai, Inc.

59th Annual Publication Awards: Suiseisha for the publication of the Japanese edition of Michel Jarrety’s Paul Valéry in three volumes and Kyodo Bunkasha for the publication of the Japanese edition of M.M. Dobrotvorskii’s Ainu–Russian Dictionary.

Special Translation Awards: Kaoru Aoki for the Japanese translation of Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and Shiho Ebihara for the Japanese translation of the Tibetan work “ད”ངས་ཅན་པི་ཝང་+ང་+ང་།”, a collection of 27 poems by seven contemporary Tibetan women poets.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of FIT’s founding and JST’s attendance at the founding meeting in Paris in 1953, we also organised a special exhibition of photos and memorabilia celebrating FIT and JST’s shared history.

Special exhibition commemorating JST’s attendance at the FIT founding meeting in Paris in 1953 and our shared history.
The 45th FIT World Congress in Mons, Belgium in 1999. Current JST President Ms. Atsuko Kanaya is seated on the far left.
From left: then-President Kenji Takahashi, then-Vice President Yoshinori Yoshitake, Ryoichi Sato, Masaru Otahe, and past president Yuji Hirano, in 1975.
Dr Edward Seidensticker’s speech at JST’s 50th anniversary in 2003.

We would also like to express our condolences to the family and friends of past president Yuji Hirano, who passed away in August 2023.

Atsuko Kanaya, President, JST

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