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Japan Writers Conference Upcoming in October

Japan Writers Conference Upcoming in October

The Japan Writers Conference (JWC) has just announced more details on its 2014 Japan Writers Conference event, which are now up on the JWC website. Over the next few weeks, schedules and maps will be posted.

This year’s conference will be held on October 25 & 26 at Iwate National University (“Gandai”) in the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture. Sessions begin at 10:00 in the morning and last to mid-afternoon. There will be over 25 lectures, readings, workshops, performances, and Q&A... more

Swet Columns

SWET’s Presence at IJET-25 in Tokyo

SWET’s Presence at IJET-25 in Tokyo

On June 21-22, 2014, the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) held its 25th annual International Japanese-English Translators’ Conference (IJET) at Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan. A total of 560 people registered—the most in IJET’s history. The SWET Steering Committee thought it the perfect opportunity to advertise our organization to fellow wordsmiths who had gathered from Europe, Australasia, and the Americas.

JAT graciously provided SWET a table to use next to its own in the lobby. Here,... more

Professional Resources

Learning to Write Well

Learning to Write Well

By Peter Mallett

In 2005 to 2006 university professor and writer Peter Mallett did a master’s degree in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University in the U.K. where he began his first novel, Appassionata. Formerly Arts editor of Kansai Time Out and publisher/editor of Artspace, he has written for the Asahi Evening News, Gramophone Japan, Opera News, the New Internationalist, etc. His textbook From Word to Letter was published in 2007. The following article is adapted from a presentation at... more

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