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Translation and Video Media: A Dialogue with Beth Cary and Taro Goto

Translation and Video Media: A Dialogue with Beth Cary and Taro Goto

Date: April 15, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 4:00–6:00 p.m. (doors open, networking at 3:00)
Place: Room 205, Wesley Center, 6-10-11, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062. Access map here.
Fee: ¥500 SWET/JAT/SCBWI members; ¥1,000 non-members
Reservation and Inquiries (日本語 ok): info@swet.jp

Topic:
From opposite shores of the Pacific, Taro Goto and Beth Cary support the presentation of Japanese filmmakers and works on Japan. Cary has translated background works and interviews that delve... more

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2016 SWET Financial Report

2016 SWET Financial Report

The SWET treasurers have submitted a financial report of Tokyo and Kansai activities for 2016.

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SWET Toolbox: Review of JMOOC Online Classes

SWET Toolbox: Review of JMOOC Online Classes

By Winifred A. Bird

MOOCs or “massive open online courses” are a new form of distance learning intended to bring university-level education to the far-flung masses by capitalizing on widespread Internet access. Typically, courses are free or low-cost and involve a combination of video lectures, reading material, online discussion forums, tests, and other assignments. Since the concept emerged in 2008, Stanford, Oxford, the University of Hamburg, and many other prestigious universities... more

Member Spotlight

Hugh Ashton: Technical Writer and Man of Mystery

Hugh Ashton: Technical Writer and Man of Mystery

A core member of SWET for more than two decades and resident of Japan for 28 years, Hugh Ashton recently announced his decision to move back to England, whence he came in 1988. As a speaker and leader of workshops, writer of articles, and behind-the-scenes technician and wordsmith, Ashton played an important role in SWET’s early initiation into advanced information technology, email communications, and software applications and its steps into the age of the Internet, and he still... more

A Community for Japan-Related Writing Professionals

Based in Tokyo, Japan, SWET comprises people engaged not only in the three professions of writing, editing, and translating, but also in teaching, research, rewriting, design and production, copywriting, and other areas related to the written word in Japan.