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New Year Issue (Jan.)


Recognizing contributions in the literature and arts fields

Hideki Noda and Tou Enjo awarded the "Waseda University Tsubouchi Shoyo Award"

To commemorate the work of Shoyo Tsubouchi, the core founder of the university's literature department and renowned for Japan's first modern essay on novels The Essence of the Novel and translating all 40 works of Shakespeare, the "Waseda University Tsubouchi Shoyo Award", which recognizes individuals and groups who contribute in a wide range of fields such as literature and art, award ceremony was held on November 16 with grand prize winner Hideki Noda and honorable mention winner Tou Enjo stating their pleasure at winning the awards. The 200 guests in attendance celebrated the two winners in style.

At the award ceremony, the two awardees gave speeches after being presented certificates and commemorative medals by President Kamata. Noda said, "At this age I am truly grateful to finally be able to talk with my Western theatre colleagues, to be able to look toward producing works, and at this time, receive an award with the name Shoyo Tsubouchi," and Enjo expressed his pleasure by saying, "For me, who has often been seen as continually producing weird things, this is a push in the back telling me to 'be more extravagant'".

Hideki Noda gives a speech

Tou Enjo