"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017: Comment by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

[Date] October 5, 2017
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

Mr. Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. I wish to extend my most heartfelt congratulations to him.

Born in the city of Nagasaki in Nagasaki Prefecture, Mr. Ishiguro moved to the UK while still a young child and has been actively pursuing his work as an author.

Japan is also home to a great number of his fans. Alongside them, I wish to congratulate Mr. Ishiguro on this magnificent achievement.

Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan

October 5, 2017