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Canada-Japan Literary Awards


  [Canada Council for the Arts]

150 Elgin St

Ottawa ON K1P 5V8
Phone: 1-800-263-5588




The Canada-Japan Literary Awards recognize literary excellence by Canadian writers writing on the subject of Japan, or Japanese culture.

These awards are available every two years.

Awards will be given for literary excellence to Canadian authors of published, first-edition trade books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or drama. The authors’ books may be in English or French and must be on Japan, Japanese themes, or themes that promote mutual understanding between Japan and Canada. Canadian translators of works in the same genres, translated from Japanese into English or French, are also eligible.


  • Submission Deadline: Apr 30, 2018

  • First Prize: $10,000

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