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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/
Fee:... more

October SWET Talk Shop: What We Have Learned

October SWET Talk Shop: What We Have Learned

We've switched to Fridays!

Date: October 16, 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. ... more

Translating and Illustrating: The Hand of Craft

Translating and Illustrating: The Hand of Craft

With Robert Blasiak and Stuart Ayre

Date: September 27, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m. (doors open 6:00 for socializing)
Place: Wesley Center, Minami Aoyama (Tokyo) Room 204 (Map) (http://wesley.or.jp/english/access/index.html)
Fee: No charge

This SWET talk will feature presentations by German-to-English translator (Robert Blasiak) and... more

Japan Writers Conference Update

Japan Writers Conference Update

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

The organizers of the Japan Writers Conference report that they received a great selection of presentation proposals again this year and promise a full and stimulating event, with new topics, new faces, and several panel discussions on all sorts of things.

Announcement... more