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Fiction Writing Talk and Workshop

Fiction Writing Talk and Workshop

Instructor: Barry Lancet, author of Japantown and Tokyo Kill
Date: May 10, 2015 (Sunday)
Time: Lecture session 2:00-3:30 p.m.; Workshop session 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Lecture and/or workshop fee: 1,000 yen 

Place: Wesley Center, Room 204

RSVP: If you want to have a manuscript critiqued during the workshop portion, please let us know by email... more

SWET Remembers: Fourth Anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

SWET Remembers: Fourth Anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

Many SWET members and their associates continue to be involved in projects supporting 3.11-affected areas of the Tohoku region and our own bookshelves and offices are just as vulnerable to the earth's shaking as ever. Articles compiled in the SWET Newsletter, Nos. 128 and 130 vividly recall the events and impressions of those fearful and... more

Translation and Shared Literary Imagination in the Early Twentieth Century: A Workshop

Translation and Shared Literary Imagination in the Early Twentieth Century: A Workshop

The Sophia University Institute of Comparative Culture's Research Unit “Japanese Texts in Motion” has announced the presentation of a workshop, titled Translation and Shared Literary Imagination in the Early Twentieth Century.

This is the second workshop of the Institute of Comparative Culture's collaborative research project focusing on... more

Upcoming February SWET Talk Shop: Translation Quandaries

Upcoming February SWET Talk Shop: Translation Quandaries

Date: February 18 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; right outside the A2 exit of Jinbocho subway (Toei); http://www.booksonjapan.org/location/
RSVP: Please let us know if you plan to come by emailing us at Tokyo SWET Events.

6:00-7:00 Social hour (Feel free to bring a bento, snack, or... more

Short Stories Japan

Short Stories Japan

New website allows translators to post and receive feedback on short stories translated from Japanese

 

Short Stories Japan has just announced a new website that aims “to introduce English speakers to the vast and largely untapped world of Japanese fiction, while providing a place for the translation community to interact and work... more

Happy New Year from SWET!

Happy New Year from SWET!

Best wishes for the new year from SWET—a cross-professional community supporting wordsmiths connected to Japan through experience, expertise, networking, collaboration, and friendship. Join us in commemorating our 35th year!