• Kyodo


The selection committees for two prestigious awards for Japanese literature selected Kaori Fujino as winner of the Akutagawa award and Shino Sakuragi as laureate of the Naoki prize on Wednesday.

Fujino, 33, won the 149th award for her work “Tsume to Me” (“Nails and Eyes”), which depicts the behavior and sentiment of a man’s lover as seen by the man’s 3-year-old daughter.

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