News Translator Schodt Receives Government Award, Speaks in L.A. (Updated)
posted on 2009-07-14 12:56 EDT
Manga translator and scholar Frederik L. Schodt received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette (Kyokujitsu Jūkō Shō) award from the Japanese government in a June 26 ceremony. The award honors Schodt's contributions to the international spread of Japanese culture, particularly in his manga translations, his academic work, and his friendship with the late creator Osamu Tezuka. Schodt posted a draft of his acceptance speech on his personal website, and fellow manga translator Ryan Sands and Asian Art Museum staffer Jennifer Yin posted photographs and videos from the ceremony.
Schodt will be speaking at The Japan Foundation in Los Angeles on Tuesday, followed by a dinner at the Nibei Foundation in the same city on Wednesday. His next trip will be to Baltimore for July 18-19's Otakon, and then he returns to the San Francisco Bay Area for a University of California, Berkeley symposium on director Hayao Miyazaki's works before Miyazaki's own appearance.
Update: The Japan Foundation event was on Monday, while the Nibei Foundation event is on Tuesday.
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