Nobuyuki Yuasa (Japanese style Yuasa Nobuyuki 湯浅 信之; haigō Sosui; born February 10, 1932, Hiroshima, Japan). Professor Emeritus, Hiroshima University, and translator, principally of classical Japanese haikai. Notable translations include the complete English poems of John Donne (into Japanese; award from the Translators’ Society of Japan), Issa’s autobiographical Oraga haru (The Year of My Life), Bashō’s Oku no hosomichi (The Narrow Road to the Deep North) and other travel sketches, and the Zen poems of Ryōkan. Yuasa judged the British Haiku Society Haibun Contest from 2002 to 2004, and co-judged (with Stephen Henry Gill) the Kikakuza Haibun Contest 2009–2011 and (with Gill) was cofounder and co-judge of the Genjuan Haibun Contest from 2012 to 2014. He lives in retirement in Takasaki, Gunma, Japan.
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