Japan-Canada Literary Exchange

Japan-Canada Literary Exchange

The Impact of the Pandemic on Society and Creativity: Perspectives from Writers from Japan and Canada

日本カナダ文学交流

日本とカナダの作家が語る-パンデミックによる社会変容と創作への影響-

Available Online March 30 ~ May 15, 2021  公開予定期間:3月30日~5月15日

Online, free, no registration required オンライン、無料、登録不要

All talks have subtitles in English and Japanese [click CC button] 日本語・英語字幕付


This spring, The Japan P.E.N. Club and The Japan Foundation, Toronto will be co-presenting a literary exchange, The Impact of the Pandemic on Society and Creativity: Perspectives from Writers from Japan and Canada. Join this special series of online talks by iconic, award winning authors from Canada (Margaret Atwood, Katherine Govier, Vincent Lam) and Japan (ASADA Jiro, KIRINO Natsuo, HIRANO Keiichiro) in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Japan Foundation, Toronto. The select authors will share their unique perspectives on societal, cultural, and personal transformations that have occurred throughout the past year, and how their observations of these changes might influence their own literary creations.

Each writer was asked in advance to come up with one question to ask the writers in the partner country, who then answered the questions from the partner country in their talks. This event was coordinated by SATO Ayako, Professor Emerita of Meiji Gakuin University.

From March 30 – May 15, 2021, all six author talks and a welcome from The Japan P.E.N. Club and The Japan Foundation, Toronto can be viewed on the official Japan P.E.N. Club YouTube channel.  The recordings took place in February and March 2021 in Canada and Japan. After viewing the talks, be sure to share your comments here.  

To view the talks, click the author photo below to watch on YouTube. For subtitles, select the language in settings.

日本ペンクラブと国際交流基金トロント日本文化センターは、同センター設立30周年を記念して、日本カナダ文学交流「日本とカナダの作家が語る―パンデミックによる社会変容と創作への影響-」を開催いたします。日本とカナダを代表する著名な作家の方々に、コロナ禍がもたらした社会、文化、人々の行動や考え方への変化と、今後の創作への影響についてお話を伺いました。カナダの作家はマーガレット・アトウッド氏、キャサリン・ゴヴィエ氏、ヴィンセント・ラム氏で、日本の作家は浅田次郎氏、桐野夏生氏、および平野啓一郎氏です。各々の作家は事前に相手国側へ質問をし、お互いの問いにトークの中で回答します。コーディネーターは佐藤アヤ子明治学院大学名誉教授です。

6名の作家のトークおよび主催者挨拶は、このサイトおよび日本ペンクラブの公式YouTubeチャンネルでご覧になれます。録画は2021年2月と3月にカナダと日本で行われました。ぜひご感想をこちらからお聞かせください。


Author Talks 

Margaret Atwood

Writer

Katherine Govier

Writer

Dr. Vincent Lam

Writer & Addictions Medicine Physician

ASADA Jiro

Writer

KIRINO Natsuo

Writer

HIRANO Keiichiro

Writer

About the Authors from Canada & Japan

Margaret Atwood          マーガレット・アトウッド

Katherine Govier          キャサリン・ゴヴィエ

Dr. Vincent Lam            ヴィンセント・ラム 

ASADA Jiro                   浅田 次郎

KIRINO Natsuo             桐野 夏生

HIRANO Keiichiro        平野 啓一郎


About the Coordinator, SATO Ayako

Coordinator

SATO, Ayako

Questions From Canada カナダからの質問    Questions From Japan 日本からの質問


Welcome Remarks from The Japan P.E.N. Club and The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Welcome Remarks

YOSHIOKA Shinobu, President,
The Japan P.E.N. Club
&
SHIMIZU Yuko, Executive Director,
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

Interpretation Support Provided by

Yoko Morgenstern, Writer, translator, journalist, member of the Japan P.E.N. Club. 


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