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Fresh Currents • from Kyoto Journal

Fresh Currents • from Kyoto Journal

The editors of Kyoto Journal are putting out a call for support for a special publication, Fresh Currents: Japan's Flow from a Nuclear Past to a Renewable Future, which investigates the disastrous results of Japan's nuclear energy program, and the real potential for shifting to fully renewable energy sources.

Help Kickstart a renewable... more

New Book for Editors!

New Book for Editors!

Scholars, Editors, and the Social Text by Darcy Cullen, acquisitions editor at the University of British Columbia Press.

Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation

Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation

Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation,” an article by Nataly Kelly, co-author of Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World (foreword by David Crystal) addresses such myths as:

  • Any bilingual can be a translator or an interpreter. 
  • Translation only matters to "language people."
  • ... more
Website for a New Era

Website for a New Era

SWET is proud to present its website, redesigned and reorganized to better serve its members and the wider community of wordsmiths connected with Japan. Please take a look around!

Of particular interest: See “Columns,” featuring seven series of articles, currently stocked with pieces previously published in the SWET Newsletter and in the... more

Yomimono 16 Just Published

Yomimono 16 Just Published

Yomimono - 16 (Volume 16) [Paperback]
New Japanese-based and expat writing from one of Japan's top literary publications. Contributors include Marcus Bird (Author), Jane Joritz-Nakagawa (Author), Yoko Danno (Author), David Galef (Author), Namita Hiro (Author), Sushma Joshi (Author), Jean Toyama (Author), Ayako Miura (Author), Suzanne Kamata... more

Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, No. 2

Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, No. 2

Tokyo-based magazine Monkey Business, founded in 2008 by Motoyuki Shibata, one of Japan’s most highly regarded men of letters, published its second issue in May 2012.

MBI showcases the best of contemporary Japanese literature. It aims to translate and present a wide array of established and emerging authors. Issue 1 included an interview... more