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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 Hajime Akiyama

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Hajime Akiyama is a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a Doctoral Candidate at International Christian University. He is researching statelessness in Japan from international legal, political and historical perspectives. He is one of the authors and editors of Typology of Stateless Persons in Japan, a report commissioned by the UNHCR Representation in Japan, as a member of the Study Group on Statelessness in Japan. He has also translated the report commissioned by the UNHCR Representation in Japan entitled, Statelessness Conventions and Japanese Law: Convengence and Divergence from Japanese to English. His biography is available here. akiyama.hajime@alm.icu.ac.jp.