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September – SWET Talk Shop: Texts for Tourism

September – SWET Talk Shop: Texts for Tourism

Text for Tourism: Knowing the Audience, Tending the Details, Using Good Style (This event will be held in both Japanese and English.)
観光客向け資料の考え方:誰が相手か・細部へのこだわり・見てくれの良さ

このイベントは日本語と英語で行います。

Date: September 20, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time:... more

Chicago 17!

Chicago 17!

The University of Chicago Press has announced the publication of the 17th edition of the wordsmiths bible, the Chicago Manual of Style. Keep yourself up to date with your print or online subscription and find out what’s new about the new edition.

11th Annual Japan Writers Conference

11th Annual Japan Writers Conference

This year, the 11th annual Japan Writers Conference will be held in Tokyo at Ekoda Campus of the Nihon University College of Art, October 8 & 9. (Please note that this is a Sunday and a Monday, with Monday being a national holiday.) The conference is free and open to all. Come hear published writers, translators, editors, agents, and publishers... more

SWET Summer Party and Book Fair: Special Guest Fred Schodt

SWET Summer Party and Book Fair: Special Guest Fred Schodt


Highlight your summer with an afternoon in good company, sharing the pleasures and surprises of potluck and refreshments, hearing the story of a veteran wordsmith's career that speaks to all our professions, and replenishing your good-reading shelf from boxes of trade fiction and non-fiction sold on behalf of SWET members.

Date: July 16, 2017... more

SWET June Talk: Keeping in Character—From Concept to Product

SWET June Talk: Keeping in Character—From Concept to Product

With Wendy Uchimura


Date: June 21, 2017 (Wed.)
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 for visiting)
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 at the left side of the Megane Drug メガネ・ドラッグ store saying... more

SWET May Talk Shop

SWET May Talk Shop

Workshop: Cultural Translation and the Information Gap

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m. for visiting)
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 at the left side of the Megane... more