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Children's & YA books with this symbol have been selected by members of the Children's Book Committee of the Japan P.E.N. Club. The committee periodically makes selections with the aim of introducing the best works of juvenile and young-adult literature from Japan to readers overseas. Selections will be added through monthly updates.

Children's Book Committee members:

Akira Nogami
Chair, Children's Book Committee 
Board of Directors, Japan P.E.N. Club

Sachiyo Hosoe
Editor of children's literature; writer

Jun Nasuda
Writer of children's literature

Rika Nishiyama
Writer of children's literature

Etsuko Nozaka
Translator of children's literature

Yumiko Sakuma
Translator; professor of children's literature, Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College

Hico Tanaka
Writer of children's literature