2016 / CN looking for a translator of the wartime history magazine article about Japanese antiwar artist

20160703 Looking for translator for Sosei article

Cultural News is looking for a Japanese to English translator of a magazine article about Japanese antiwar artist during World War II.

“Taro Yashima – Japanese artist who worked for US’s wartime intelligence agency” was written by American politics scholar Rnjiro Sodei in August 1979 for the Japanese edition of Playboy magazine.

Taro Yashima was already antiwar artist in 1930s in Japan, and to escape from oppression by Japanese government,, Yashima immigrated to the U.S. before the break of the WWII.

Prof. Sodei taught at Hosei University in Tokyo form 1976 to 1999, and now 84 years old and Professor Emeritus of Hosei University. He is a prolific writer. His works include the award-winning Japanese book “Two Thousands Day of MacArthur” and English book “Were We the Enemy? American Survivor of Hiroshima.”

Prof. Sodei asked Cultural News to find a translator of his article in the end of 2015. Cultural News editor Shige Higashi has looked for a translator through his personal networks, but could not find yet.

Cultural News now publicly is looking for a translator of the wartime history article. For more information, contact Higashi by email higashi@culturalnews.com or at (213) 819-4100.

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