January 31, 2013
A section dedicated to renowned Japanologist Donald Keene has opened at a public library in Tokyo with a collection of nearly 800 books he donated, many with notes he scribbled ...
December 16, 2012
Donald Keene, the highly admired Japanologist, returned to Japan in September 2011 to live out his twilight years in the country that provided the backdrop to his life.
June 20, 2012
The Japanese literature scholar Donald Keene might never have set foot in the country to which he has devoted his life if a suicide pilot had succeeded in his mission on April...
May 17, 2012
Now that acclaimed U.S.-born scholar Donald Keene has obtained Japanese citizenship, Tokyo's Kita Ward wants to make sure the whole country knows he's one of its own.
April 17, 2012
In 1940, the Japanese literature scholar Donald Keene came across an English translation of the acclaimed 11th-century Japanese novel “Genji Monogatari" (The Tale of Genji)...
March 10, 2012
It feels as if I now have a truly great man for a relative. Japanologist Donald Keene, 89, has finally become a Japanese citizen.
March 09, 2012
Donald Keene, a famed U.S.-born scholar of Japanese literature, acquired Japanese citizenship on March 8 and urged his new homeland not to forget about disaster victims in the...
December 05, 2011
KASHIWAZAKI, Niigata Prefecture--Along with permanently moving to Japan, renowned Japanese literature researcher Donald Keene has brought the living room and study of his New...
October 28, 2011
Famed scholar and Japanologist Donald Keene has donated 600 books from his vast collection to the central municipal library of Tokyo's Kita Ward.
September 30, 2011
"Smokestacks were the only things that defined Tokyo's cityscape in the immediate aftermath of World War II," noted Donald Keene, 89, who has "come home" to Japan for good. "A...
September 02, 2011
Donald Keene, the renowned scholar of Japanese literature, has decided to make Japan his permanent home.
April 18, 2011
NEW YORK--The renowned Japanese literature expert Donald Keene, professor emeritus at Columbia University, is teaching for the last time this spring term.
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