●1960-1970 Development of the daily activities
1960 June Japan P.E.N. Club issues a statement protesting the approval for ratification of the Japan-US Security Treaty
1961 Japan P.E.N. Club sends a telegram to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev protesting the resumption of nuclear testing by the Soviet Union
1965 March Japan P.E.N. Club awards the top prize in the Japan P.E.N. Club Literature Awards in Commemoration of the Tokyo Olympics to English poet James Kirkup.
October Kojiro Serizawa is appointed the fifth president of Japan P.E.N. Club
1966 February The anniversary of the founding of Japan P.E.N. Club (November 26) is established as "P.E.N. Day"
1967 March "The History of the First Thirty Years of Japan P.E.N. Club" is published
1968 December Yasunari Kawabata is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
1969 February President Kojiro Serizawa becomes a member of the Nobel Committee for Literature
1970 April Modern Writers Calligraphy Exhibition
P.E.N. Day social gathering in 1966
April 18, 1966
The scene at the 10th General Meeting of the Japan P.E.N. Club held
at Restaurant Alaska in Yurakucho, Tokyo
From right, Nobuyuki Tateno, Yasunari Kawabata, Kojiro Serizawa, and Sei Ito
Lottery draw at the P.E.N. Day social gathering in 1966
The Writers who have Supported P.E.N.
The Japan P.E.N. Club operates using the membership fees paid by its members and the club must raise extra funds through projects such as writers' calligraphy exhibitions in order to hold international congresses, international conferences, etc.
Modern Writers' Calligraphy Exhibition