Japanese literary prizes

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

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