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Opening Session

Tokyo International Literary Festival 2016

Venue: ACADEMYHILLS TOWER HALL
Time: 18:30(Doors Open: 18:00)
Cast: Part 1 : Elizabeth Alexander, Poetry Slam Part 2: Yiyun Li…

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How Far Does the Voice of a Novel Reach? ――The Novel’s Voice Spanning Oceans and Time

What is lost and what is retained on crossing borders, language, and culture

Venue: Marunouchi Building 7F
Time: 19:00
Cast: Yiyun Li , Mieko Kawakami , Eimi Ozawa

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bungei thru the lens -Dance, Music, Art, and Photography-

Literature leaps from the pages in these exciting performances!

Venue: 3rd Floor Auditorium, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Time: 19:00
Cast: Part 1:Naoko Ikegami (Contemporary Dancer) ・ Ygal (Piano /…

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Literary Translation as Creative Writing: Panel Discussion

Venue: 7th floor, rooms 709 and 711 , Building 11, Main Waseda Ca…
Time: 15:00
Cast: Kyoko Yoshida,Jonathan Morley,Elmer Luke,Alfred Birnbaum,Da…

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Thriving Ocean Literature in Taiwan – Insights from an Taiwanese Indigenous Writer

At the ultimate forefront – what can be learnt from knowledge passed down from ancient times by ocean tribes

Venue: Nippon Zaidan Building
Time: 18:30 (Doors open 18:00)
Cast: Syaman Rapongan/ Nobuko Takagi / Etsuko Uozumi

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Literature Crosses Borders, Reaches Readers Worldwide ―― International Literary Magazine Editor on the Creation of Global Literature

Writers extend out beyond Japan and Asia to the global stage

Venue: Marunouchi Building 7F
Time: 19:00
Cast: John Freeman, Fuminori Nakamura, Keiichiro Hirano *Sheng K…

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Seth Fried x Hikaru Fujii  Steve Erickson x Hideo Furukawa

Indepth talks between leading Japanese and US Writers and Researchers

Venue: University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus
Time: 13:30-
Cast: Seth Fried, Hikaru Fujii, Steve Erickson, Hideo Furukawa, M…

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Female Writers Challenging Social Taboos 

Transcending Gender, Religion, and Community

Venue: The International House of Japan
Time: 16:00-
Cast: Kirino Natsuo (Japan), Dina Zaman (Malaysia), Jhoanna Cruz …

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China and Japan Today Seen Through Literature

Venue: The International House of Japan
Time: 19:00-
Cast: Nakajima Kyoko , Iizuka Yutori *Sheng Keyi has had to with…

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Original Events

<Part 1> Dramatic Reading <Part 2> Film screening × Talk session

Venue: The National Museum of Art, 3rd Floor Auditorium
Time: Part 1: 15:30 (planned) Part 2 18:00 (planned) ※ scheduled…
Cast: Part 1: Shōsuke Tanihara, Yukiko Motoya, Juan Mayorga Part…

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Tokyo International Literary Festival 2016 - Closing Event!

Part 1: Attraction of the Best-seller A Death in the Family: My Struggle (Book 1) Part 2: A Special Conversation – the Pleasure of Overseas Literature (tentative)

Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Time: 14:00
Cast: Part 1 : Karl Ove Knausgård / Masatsugu Ono Part 2: Natsu…

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