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
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