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REMINDER: The deadline for the 2019 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize competition is soon approaching. Translations should be submitted by the deadline of August 1, 2019. The 2018 prizes were awarded to Dawn Lawson for Nakajima Shōen’s A Famous Flower in Mountain Seclusion (Sankan no meika, 1889) and to Max Zimmerman for the short story, “An Artificial Heart” (Jinkō Shinzō, 1936) by Kosakai Fuboku. For further information please see the Cornell Asian Studies Department website.

Articles by Aihara Hiroko

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Aihara Hiroko, a native of Fukushima, is a freelance medical journalist. After having worked for Fukushima Minyū newspaper as a journalist and editor, she served as a government-paid secretary for a Diet member. She was a visiting research fellow at the Miller School of Medicine at Miami University, the University of the Philippines, and the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines. Drawing upon her expertise in medical journalism, Aihara has been contributing to various news media, such as Big Issue Japan, Nikkei Business Online, Shūkan Asahi, and Shukan Kinyobi. Since 2013, she has published news through her own company, Japan Perspective News.