Asian studies in Lithuania
1942

Arvydas Ališauskas is the first translator in Lithuania who translated Japanese literary works directly from Japanese. Since 1969 he has translated numerous works by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, Ogawa Pimei, Rieko Nakagawa, Miyoko Matsutani, Sachiko Hatanaka and others. He is also a pioneer of Japanology in Kaunas and the first Head of the Asian Studies Centre (previously Japanese Studies Centre) of Vytautas Magnus University.

Studies
Bakalauras (Moscow National University, Special Faculty of the Institute of Far Eastern Languages, 1967)
Bakalauras ((Lietuvių) Elektronikos mokslai, (Lietuvių) Kauno politechnikumas)

Biography facts
2001 - 2008: Head of VMU Japanese Studies Centre
1995 - 2008: Lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University

Achievements:

2011 m. gavo specialų Japonijos užsienio reikalų ministro apdovanojimą už nuopelnus vystant Japonijos studijas Lietuvoje (a special award from the Japanese minister of Foreign Affairs)

Translated literature :

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU
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