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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

SWET Tokyo Summer Party and Art Exhibit, August 5, 2018 (Sunday) at Rikugien Garden

SWET Tokyo Summer Party and Art Exhibit, August 5, 2018 (Sunday) at Rikugien Garden

Time:  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Place: Shinsentei teahouse, Rikugien, Komagome, Tokyo (see below for details)
Fee: The event itself is free of charge, but there is a 300-yen admission fee to enter the Rikugien grounds.
Potluck: Please bring one dish and drinks to contribute to a late lunch. (Paper plates and cups, chopsticks, forks, and napkins will be... more

Travel Writing Meet-up and Workshop (Tokyo): July 19

Travel Writing Meet-up and Workshop (Tokyo): July 19

Please note this was originally scheduled for July 18 but is now on July 19 because of event space availability.

Date: July 19, 2018 (Thurs.)
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m. 

Location: Tokyo (Book House Café, Jimbocho, 1F Gulliver Room)
http://bookhousecafe.jp/
Come out Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the Kitazawa... more