May 16, 2013
SWET member Susanne Kamata's young adult novel, Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible, was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the 2013 Paris Book Festival. Kamata will receive $1500 cash and a flight to Paris where she will be honored at a private reception at the end of May. The book also won the top prize in the Young Adult division.... more
March 19, 2013
Details are available on the JAT website, but it's time to Register Now!
JAT is holding its 24th annual Japanese-English translation conference on June 1 and 2, 2013 at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (East-West Center), Honolulu. The official IJET-24 program starts with a Hawaiian-style blessing, followed by a plenary... more
February 11, 2013
This year, for the first time, the 7th Japan Writers Conference will be held on the beautiful island of Okinawa, in Nishihara City at Okinawa Christian University on November 2nd and 3rd. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us. Response to the Conference being held in Okinawa has been really positive, even excited. There is also a good... more
April 25, 2013
Fine Line Press: New Writers, Lyrical Stories is holding a Book Picnic in Yoyogi Park from 12 noon on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Graham Bathgate, the publisher, will be there along with some of his authors, including Mary King author of Japan on Foot (foreword by Donald Richie), a book about the 7,500-km walk she made through Japan. Mary King... more
April 12, 2013
Good reading about the word time warp in the article, "A half-century in language change" at the Economist on April 8, 2013.
Thanks to Julie Kuma for the tip.
And for the skulduggery of dictionary making and links to other fascinating... more
April 8, 2013
The April 2013 issue of Artscape Japan is available on the Artscape website. This month, with visitors to Japan from overseas in mind, Artscape Japan introduced a new gallery space in the vibrant Shibuya district of Tokyo, and two museums in Sakura City, close to Narita Airport: