12 international students win Josai University poetry awards

National Feb 2, 2017

12 international students win Josai University poetry awards

The Josai University International Modern Poetry Center has awarded 12 prizes in an effort to recognize international students who have created original Japanese poetry works. Dubbed "The Road Home Prize," the initiative is in honor of former Chancellor Noriko Mizuta's "Kiro" collection of poetry about ...

Takuboku Ishikawa: engaged observer

General Apr 11, 2015

Takuboku Ishikawa: engaged observer

by Roger Pulvers

The society of Takuboku Ishikawa's era was in dramatic political flux, and its complex issues became his personal obsessions. After his death, Takuboku's preoccupations came to be seen as a symbol of the social and emotional upheavals of his times. The key word in the ...