Japanese Children's Books Today
Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: JBBY President Yumiko Sakuma
Translator, editor, Japanese children's literature critic, and current president of the Japanese Board on Books for Young People (JBBY), Yumiko Sakuma will present the history and current state of children's book publishing in Japan. She will explain the aims of JBBY and discuss the latest issue of the English-language JBBY booklet Japanese Children's Books, which showcases Japanese children's books for enhancing international understanding. Sakuma will also describe recent trends in childrens books in Japan and offer recommendations of favorite new titles.
Organization: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Japan (SCBWI)
Cost: SCBWI Members: 800 yen
Non-members: 1,000 yen
Venue: Tokyo Women's Plaza, Conference Room 2 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (by the United Nations University)
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