The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature (JUSFC) is given for the best translation of a modern work or a classical work, or the prize is divided between equally distinguished translations.
The Keene Center also occasionally awards Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prizes and Grants of varying amounts.
Translations must be of book-length Japanese works: novels, collections of short stories, manga, essays, memoirs, drama, or poetry. Submissions may be unpublished manuscripts, works in press, or books published during the two years prior to the prize year* (for the current prize, this means publication dates in 2021 and afterward).