The presentation will introduce the representative Lithuanian children's literature authors and their works after the restoration of independence, referring to the historical background, and give an overview of contemporary Lithuanian children's literature, which is characterised by a shift from representation of the traditional children's worldview to deeper insight into the world, and its interpretation through new artistic means.
Holds PhD in literature from Nagoya University. Lectures at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Osaka University. Specialises in the Lithuanian language and literature. Publications include "New Express Plus Lithuanian" (Hakusuisha) and "60 Chapters to Know Lithuania" (Akashi Shoten). While studying at Vilnius University, she began collecting and researching Lithuanian children's books, which she continues to this day.