January 20, 2015
New website allows translators to post and receive feedback on short stories translated from Japanese
Short Stories Japan has just announced a new website that aims “to introduce English speakers to the vast and largely untapped world of Japanese fiction, while providing a place for the translation community to interact and work... more
January 1, 2015
Best wishes for the new year from SWET—a cross-professional community supporting wordsmiths connected to Japan through experience, expertise, networking, collaboration, and friendship. Join us in commemorating our 35th year!
November 14, 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... more
November 7, 2014
At SCBWI Japan Translation Day on October 18, participants (including members of SWET) submitted translations for critique by Juliet Winters Carpenter during a 90-minute workshop. The workshop focused on A True Novel by Minae Mizumura.
Carpenter later selected six translators' renderings of a passage in chapter 5, "Lightbulbs," and edited... more
September 24, 2014
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators will host SCBWI Japan Translation Day on October 18, 2014, in Yokohama. The day will feature a workshop by Juliet Winters Carpenter, translator of A True Novel by Minae Mizumura. A True Novel has won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award’s Grand Prize in Fiction. SWET offers an... more
September 7, 2014
The Japan Writers Conference (JWC) has just announced more details on its 2014 Japan Writers Conference event, which are now up on the JWC website. Over the next few weeks, schedules and maps will be posted.
This year’s conference will be held on October 25 & 26 at Iwate National University (“Gandai”) in the city of Morioka, Iwate... more
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