Philippine National Book Development Board 34th National Book Awards

Kanami Namiki’s book Ramon Obusan, Philippine Folkdance and Me: From the perspective of a Japanese Dancer won the National Book Award for Best Book of Non-Fiction in English, awarded by the Philippine National Book Development Board. The book is based on Kanami’s M.A. thesis, written at NUS under the supervision of Professor Reynaldo Ileto. Kanami is currently a PhD candidate at the NUS Department of Southeast Asian Studies.