Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1968
Yasunari Kawabata

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On 19 October 1968, the Swedish ambassador to Japan, Mr. Karl Fredrik Almqvist, called on the writer Yasunari Kawabata at his home in Kamakura, about 50 km south-west of Tokyo, to inform him officially that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1968.

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