Literary awards

Literary awards are listed alphabetically by (unofficial) English title. Official Japanese names are given in parentheses, but in practice these are often shortened by omitting, for instance, the first name of the author associated with the award.

The awards listed here are major awards that continue to be given regularly. For an exhaustive listing of awards with the names of winners, publication details and, in the case of the Akutagawa Prize and Naoki Prize, comments by members of the selection committee, see The World of Literary Prizes website (in Japanese).

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