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Establishment of the Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize by Cornell University

Establishment of the Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize by Cornell University

The Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University is pleased to announce a prize honoring the life and work of their colleague, Kyoko Selden. The prize will pay homage to the finest achievements in Japanese literature, thought, and society through the medium of translation. Kyoko Selden's translations and writings ranged widely across such... more

SWET Reminder for Upcoming Events for May 11

SWET Reminder for Upcoming Events for May 11

Upcoming SWET May 11th Events

in Tokyo

Research through Translation: Exploring Edo Society in the Company of a 19th-century Critic: With Kate Wildman Nakai and Umezawa Fumiko

in Kansai

Writing Travel Books: Lunch and an Informal Talk with Judith Clancy

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Kansai: Writing Travel Books - Lunch and an Informal Talk with Judith... more

Publisher’s Weekly Announces Nahoko Uehashi as Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

Publisher’s Weekly Announces Nahoko Uehashi as Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award

SWET is proud to congratulate SWET member Cathy Hirano, the English translator of 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award winner Uehashi Nahoko. These awards are among the oldest and most prestigious international awards for children's literature and are given every other year to an author and an illustrator. See article in Publisher's... more

Book Break with Hugh Ashton

Book Break with Hugh Ashton

With special guests Andy Boerger and "Vinnie"; presented in association with SWET (swet.jp)

The Yokohama Country and Athletic Club (YC&AC) has announced that on March 22, 2014 it will host a Book Break with Hugh Ashton, author of Sherlock Ferret and The Missing Necklace, a children's book about "The World's Cutest Detective." The event... more

SWET Member Juliet Winters Carpenter’s Novel Translation Longlisted for Best Translated Book Award

SWET Member Juliet Winters Carpenter’s Novel Translation Longlisted for Best Translated Book Award

It has just been announced on March 11 that A True Novel, by Mizumura Minae, translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter, was longlisted by the University of Rochester for its Best Translated Book Award.

A long-time resident of Kyoto, professor at Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts and SWET stalwart, Carpenter is also the translator of The... more

Robert Whiting: Anecdotes from Four Decades as a Writer

Robert Whiting: Anecdotes from Four Decades as a Writer

Date: March 17, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. (socializing 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
Fee: ¥1,000 for SWET members; 1,500 for non members
Place: Wesley Center, Room 205

Robert Whiting, veteran author of "The Chrysanthemum and the Bat" (1977), "You Gotta Have Wa" (1989), "Tokyo Underworld" (1999), and "The Meaning of Ichiro" (2004), will be... more