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Happy New Year from SWET!

Happy New Year from SWET!


We are editors, translators, copyeditors, copywriters, proofreaders, teachers, journalists, curriculum developers, and other kinds of writers and interpreters between languages working in Japan or with Japan-related clients. Many of us are self-employed, with all the freedoms and risks involved. SWET helps us to build professional expertise,... more

Japan Style Sheet Third Edition Published!

Japan Style Sheet Third Edition Published!

Stalwart companion of editors, writers, and translators of Japan-related texts, SWET’s Japan Style Sheet has a new face, new content, updated information, and its own dedicated website. Please have a look at japanstylesheet.com, where you can view and download the new third edition. For the book in printed form, be sure to order now (... more

Tokyo, November 10: Kimitachi wa do ikiru ka? From Showa Classic to Manga, with Wendy Uchimura

Tokyo, November 10: Kimitachi wa do ikiru ka? From Showa Classic to Manga, with Wendy Uchimura

Date: Nov 10, 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. 

Place: Book House Cafe, Jinbocho, Tokyo  http://bookhousecafe.jp/

This talk will introduce Yoshino Genzaburo’s Kimitachi wa do ikiru ka? (How Do You Live?), which is the inspiration behind a future Hayao Miyazaki movie of the same title. Learn about the background to this story of Copel-kun... more

Workshop with Louise Heal Kawai in Yokohama

Workshop with Louise Heal Kawai in Yokohama

SCBWI Japan Translation Day on October 20, 2018, in Yokohama will feature a workshop by Louise Heal Kawai, translator of Ms. Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami. Ms. Kawakami is described in the Japan Times this month as "one of Japan’s brightest stars . . . set to explode across the global skies of literature." 

SWETers can attend Translation Day... more

Translating Ryōma! A Talk by Juliet Winters Carpenter in Kyoto

Translating Ryōma! A Talk by Juliet Winters Carpenter in Kyoto

Translating Ryōma!: The Life of Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese Swordsman and Visionary (vol. 1)

A Talk by Juliet Winters Carpenter, Kyoto, October 7 (Sun.)

Time: 1:00–3:30 p.m.

Place: Room 207, James-kan, Doshisha Women's College, Imadegawa Campus (for directions to the campus, see http://www.dwc.doshisha.ac.jp/english/access/imadegawa/; for a... more

SWET Travel Writing Meet-up 2

SWET Travel Writing Meet-up 2

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Gulliver Room, Book House Café (Jimbocho, Tokyo)

https://www.bookhousecafe.jp/

Come out Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the Kitazawa Building. Look for the SWET sign.

Fee: Free for SWET members, ¥1,000 for non-members

RSVP: Space... more