Cultural institute chief hopes to introduce Italy to Japan

National Apr 10, 2013

Cultural institute chief hopes to introduce Italy to Japan

by Tetsuro Koyama

Giorgio Amitrano, 55, the new director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo, is an eminent Italian scholar of Japanese literature who has translated a number of popular Japanese works, including Banana Yoshimoto's "Kitchen." " 'Kitchen' became a best-selling book in Italy, selling around 300,000 ...