The Japanese Literature Publishing Project (JLPP) was founded in 2002 by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs(文化庁), to promote awareness and appreciation of contemporary Japanese literature.

The JLPP started the International Translation Competition in 2011 with a view to discovering and fostering brilliant translators who can help introduce and spread modern Japanese literature throughout the world. In its 8th competition, two JAT members were selected as winners; Rebecca Gade won the Grand Prize, and Lisa Wilcot won the second prize. Rebecca is the First Place Winner of the 19th annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Translators. See Interview with 19th Annual Translation Contest Winners

The award ceremony was held along with "BUNGAKU DAYS 2024 SPRING" commemorative symposium on March 10, 2024.

More details about the symposium here and the winners' photo here.

(Reported by Emily Shibata-Sato)