For as long as I can remember, I have always had a true passion for Japanese culture and language. My first contact with this fascinating language indeed dates back to 2000, during my teenange years. From 2008 until 2012 I have studied Japanese at IsIAO - Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (Italian Institute of Oriental Asian languages) in Miano, Italy. In 2009 I successfully passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test - 日本語能力試験 Level 3.
My educational path allowed me to successfully complete the first translation in Italian of several short novels by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, a very famous Japanese novelist active at the beginning of the past century, often indicated as “the father of the Japanese short novel”.
This literature translation project was performed with the help and supervision of Nicoletta Spadavecchia, Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at the IsIAO, Akutagawa expert and true reference person for the Italian Japanese community.