SBP Blog

Exclusive Interview: Award-winning translator Hiroaki Sato on literary translation and 'The Silver Spoon'

Intern Intern - Friday, January 26, 2018

Fresh from winning one of the two 2017-2018 Japan-United States Friendship Commission Prizes for his English translation of Kansuke Naka's classic Japanese memoir The Silver Spoonwe sat down with renowned translator, poet and author Hiroaki Sato to discuss his particular approach to translating literary works from Japanese into English.
 Read More


Like our blog? Please share it!

Categories

Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan


Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Exploring Kyoto


This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.


Japanese Garden Notes


Marc Peter Keane's personal journey through 100 Japanese gardens, looking at them with a designer’s eye.

My Year of Dirt and Water


Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

pottery japan restaurant Ukiyo-e award green tea understandind china through comics Japanese literature holocaust haibun gaijin pot tourist gaijinpot etiquette mark gibeau tracy franz stone bridge press Shoah History review suicide japan memoir eating in japan haiku reviews photography japanese customs Chinese culture seppuku Asian Studies Japan The Colorado Review drinking in japan literature Nikolas Bunton Anime/Manga/Comics otakuusa shun medoruma zen monk tea garden wife book tour book hoarding 1960's Japan japan etiquette Language Translation hiroaki sato japan travel Christianity in Japan danica davidson Children's Books Chinese Astrology World War II Chinese history japan custom yukio mishima memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist in the woods of memory Korea center of east asian studies Spring Festival tea gratitude in japan monk World War Two literary prize religion amy chavez japanese culture Chiune Sugihara Travel author tour Second World War WWII Christianity Basho guide astrology Spirituality Interview books matcha internment Japanese art AAS japanese people the silver spoon japanese travel Japanese aesthetics japanese etiquette behavior Japanese holidays world literature today Okinawan literature asia Poetry Children's Literature jing liu osamu dazai william f sibley new books zen travel Japan Coming of Age Day Korea photography manners japanese japanese drunk Art/Design how to travel in japan stone bridge cafe diary kansuke naka Chinese New Year buddhist book review Culture memoir university of chicago chinese comics Basho's Narrow Road non-fiction China bowing in japan a shameful life 1960s Korea no longer human Year of the Dog takuma sminkey
RSS