Roger Pulvers, a noted writer and veteran contributor to The Japan Times, has won the 19th Noma Award for the Translation of Japanese Literature, major publishing house Kodansha Ltd. said.

Pulvers, a U.S.-born longtime resident of Japan who now lives in Sydney, was recognized for his translation of “Strong in the Rain: Selected Poems,” a selection of poems by Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933).

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