July 9, 2014
A new e-book reflecting SWET member involvement has recently been published. SWET writer and editor Ted Taylor is co-editor of Deep Kyoto: Walks, along with Michael Lambe. At the Deep Kyoto site, Lambe describes it as "both a literary tribute to the city as home and a testament to the art of walking for its own sake," with each of the walks... more
July 6, 2014
Michael Emmerich is a literary translator and scholar whose interests range from classics like The Tale of Genji to contemporary writers like Yoshimoto Banana. By approaching the question of translation from unfamiliar angles, his two-part talk will aim to provide new insights. We are very pleased to welcome this well-respected member of the... more
June 13, 2014
As a reminder to those attending or simply following the event, IJET-25 opens at Tokyo Big Sight on June 21 & 22, 2014 to full capacity.
This is the first-ever IJET to actually be held in Tokyo (many were held in Yokohama), and the event is the world’s largest Japanese-English translation and interpreting hub. Highlights include: Over 50... more
June 4, 2014
The latest issue of this informative journal is now out and can be accessed at Artscape Japan.
This issue features The Classical Beauties of Ukiyo-e, by Christopher Stephens; Training Passion: The Hara Model Railway Museum, by Lucy Birmingham; and Spiritual Worlds at the Photography Museum, by Alan Gleason. (Thanks to Alan Gleason, the... more
May 31, 2014
The Japan Writers Conference (JWC) will be held on October 25 & 26 at Iwate National University ("Gandai") in the city of Morioka, Iwate Prefecture.
The deadline for proposals has passed, but be sure to put the event on your calendar for the fall.
Information courtesy of John Gribble and Bern Mulvey, JWC 2014
May 27, 2014
On May 28, 2014, veteran professional editor Meg Taylor will talk about adapting publishing to the new online environment. Taylor is the editorial director of the Art Canada Institute, based at Massey College, University of Toronto. In November 2013, the ACI launched a series of 50 online art books, known as the "Online Art Book Project."... more