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Reminder: Tokyo SWET Potluck Bonenkai 2014

Reminder: Tokyo SWET Potluck Bonenkai 2014

December is now upon us, so here’s a reminder for the Tokyo SWET Potluck Bonenkai 2014. Take the chance to come and meet with everyone to see out the old year in true SWET style. Bring your friends, share what you've been doing, and let’s set plans together for 2015. SWET will be 35 next year and we would like to hear your ideas on how to celebrate!

 

Date: Friday, December 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Wesley Center (Map)
Fee: Free of charge
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Articles

True Collaboration on A True Novel

True Collaboration on A True Novel

Interview by Anna Zielinska-Elliott and Lynne E. Riggs

Juliet Winters Carpenter is a well-known translator of Japanese literature and research professor at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto. Her list of translations is very long and includes works by Abe Kōbō, Tawara Machi, Enchi Fumiko, Shiba Ryōtarō, and many other writers. Her recent translation of Minae Mizumura’s* A True Novel, published in 2013 as part of the Japanese Literature Publishing Project, has won the... 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

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.