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SWET Doyenne (and Sumo Expert) Makes the News

SWET Doyenne (and Sumo Expert) Makes the News

If you know the Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators, you have at some point heard of Doreen Simmons. ABC Australia has published the sumo-oriented article below that includes a well-produced 2-minute video "A Day with Doreen." Check it out:

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SWET Talk and New Year’s Party

SWET Talk and New Year’s Party

SWET Talk: "Whisper of the Land: Visions of Japan"
Edward Levinson on Writing and Photography

Date: January 16, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Place: Wesley Center, Room 204 (http://www.wesleyfoundationjp.com/en/access.html)
Fee: 500-yen donation
Attendance: No reservations necessary

Followed by

2016 SWET Kanto New Year’s Party

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Making Memoir: From Situation to Story

Making Memoir: From Situation to Story

With Leza Lowitz and Tracy Slater

Moderator: Liane Wakabayashi

Date: November 28, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. (doors open for socializing at 6:00)
Place: Wesley Center, Minami Aoyama (Tokyo) Room 204 (Map)

RSVP: Please let us know if you are coming at SWET Events
Fee: No charge

The road to memoir is paved with good intentions.... more

Alice Gordenker’s Tours in English: To the Tanzawa mountains!

Alice Gordenker’s Tours in English: To the Tanzawa mountains!

Journalist Alice Gordenker, whose always informative column So, What the Heck Is That? appears in the Japan Times monthly, is offering another attractive tour in English.

The first was to Manazuru, which is less than two hours from Tokyo. Next up, on Oct. 31, was a pleasant and informative trip to Oyama, with visit to a beautiful noh theater... more

Japan Writers Conference This Weekend!

Japan Writers Conference This Weekend!

Date: October 24 and 25, 2015
Place: Kobe Women’s University, Suma Campus. 

This year’s conference will be on October 24 and 25, 2015 at Kobe Women's University, Suma Campus.

There will be approximately 30 sessions addressing topics of interest and concern to writers, editors, translators and all others concerned with the written and... more

November SWET Talk Shop: Collaboration, Cooperation, Mentoring

November SWET Talk Shop: Collaboration, Cooperation, Mentoring

Date: November 20, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; at the Jinbocho subway stop, go out the A2 exit; at street level, turn left, go 12 steps and look for a doorway with a small flag over it saying “Books on Japan”; take the stairs to the 2nd floor. http://www.booksonjapan.org/location/
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