Japan Style Sheet (Please wait for revised, updated edition to be published in late November 2018)

Japan Style Sheet

The SWET Guide for Writers, Editors
and Translators

published by

Stone Bridge Press


80 pages, 185 x 228 cm.

Prices (including shipping)

In Japan: ¥1,250

Overseas: ¥1,500

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This slim booklet is packed with advice and information that answers questions often asked in offices and on Internet mailing lists. The appendices provide handy tools for fingertip reference.

Tips for the Nonspecialist Transliterating Japanese

  • Romanization Systems
  • Long Vowels
  • Long Vowels on the Internet
  • N or M: Shinbun or Shimbun?
  • Apostrophes
  • Hyphens

Matters of Style

  • Italics
  • Personal Names
  • Place Names
  • Capitalization
  • Plurals
  • Loanwords
  • Note, Bibliography, and Index Styles


  • Hepburn Orthography
  • Prefectures, Provinces
  • Numbers
  • Units of Measure
  • Imperial Reigns and Historical Eras
  • Modern Era Conversion Chart
  • Principal Periods of Japanese History
  • Further References
  • Internet Resources


See also the Japan Style Sheet Update article on this site.

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・人名は姓が先? それとも後?
・長母音をどう書いたらいい? 地名や固有名詞の表記は?
. . . etc., etc. . . .


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