Membership Application

SWET membership is for professional writers, editors, and translators connected with Japan as well as anyone interested in these fields who wishes to connect with and support the society and its functions. Dues are ¥6,000 per year.

SWET is a volunteer-run, professional organization. All administrative functions in SWET are performed by volunteers.

Membership dues are used to:

  • maintain and improve the SWET website’s public and member services
  • support events organized to generate content for the Professional Resources and Columns sections of the website
  • pay costs involved in SWET’s online and print publication activities.

Member privileges are:

  • special access to the job board on the SWET website
  • access to full PDFs of past issues of the SWET Newsletter (as available)
  • receipt of newly published articles as soon as they are available
  • receipt of regular SWET e-mail bulletins about events, society business and activity planning, and other news and items of special interest to members
  • attendance at all meetings and workshops at reduced member rates.

Please note

Membership in SWET is not a guarantee of the qualifications of its members. It does not set professional standards in the fields of expertise of its members. SWET cannot directly provide help in finding work in Japan or in editing, translating, rewriting, and related fields. Members of SWET do find work through networking among themselves, making acquaintances through social events and workshops, and sharing information via SWET-L. Information about the occupations and specialties of members is provided at the People and Events page in order to facilitate the distribution of members’ expertise.

To become a SWET member you need to:

  1. Provide us with your name and e-mail address.
  2. Remit your payment.

Once you have completed these steps, you will receive an e-mail message with your password and a link to log in, and you can fill in the details of your profile.

Thank you for your interest in joining SWET!

Tell us about yourself (fill in all fields in romaji only)

Given name(s):
Areas of Expertise:

Part 2: Your contact information

SWET will need at least one address for mailing the SWET Newsletter and other materials. In the next step of this application, you will be able to specify whether any of this information should be included in the annual directory of SWET members.

Contact Information

Street Address 1:
Street Address 2:
Postal code:
Please enter the text you see below:

Web site URL:
Method by which dues have been/will be paid (details of these on next page).

 Post Office (Japan only)

 Bank transfer (Japan only)

 Cash (at meeting, etc.)


When you click the button below, you will be taken to a page where you can pay your dues using PayPal. If you live in Japan and you do not wish to use the PayPal system, you can use Japanese post office (preferred) or bank transfer to pay your dues, and details are provided on the next page.