Membership Application

SWET membership is for professional writers, editors, and translators connected with Japan as well as anyone interested in these fields who wishes to connect with and support the society and its functions. Dues are ¥6,000 per year.

SWET is a volunteer-run, professional organization. All administrative functions in SWET are performed by volunteers.

Membership dues are used to:

  • maintain and improve the SWET website’s public and member services
  • support events organized to generate content for the Articles and Columns sections of the website
  • pay costs involved in SWET’s online and print publication activities.

Member privileges are:

  • special access to the job board on the SWET website
  • access to full PDFs of past issues of the SWET Newsletter (as available)
  • receipt of newly published articles as soon as they are available
  • receipt of regular SWET e-mail bulletins about events, society business and activity planning, and other news and items of special interest to members
  • attendance at all meetings and workshops at reduced member rates.

Please note

Membership in SWET is not a guarantee of the qualifications of its members. SWET does not set professional standards in the fields of expertise of its members. It cannot directly provide help in finding work in Japan or in editing, translating, rewriting, and related fields. Members of SWET do find work through networking among themselves, making acquaintances through social events and workshops, and sharing information via SWET-L.

To become a SWET member you need to:

  1. Provide us with your name, e-mail address, and other contact information.
  2. Remit your payment.

Once you have completed these steps, a SWET officer will contact you by e-mail with your password and a link to log in, and you can fill in and edit any further details of your profile.

Thank you for your interest in joining SWET!

Contact Information (use romaji only)

This information will only be made available to SWET officers who require it for administrative purposes. You may choose to make some of your details available to other SWET members when your membership application has been processed. (All fields in this section are required)

Please provide a street address for the occasional mailing of SWET materials.

When you click the "Send your details" button below, you will be taken to a page where you can pay your dues using PayPal (or credit card if you do not have a PayPal account). If you live in Japan and you do not wish to use the PayPal system, you can to pay your dues by postal or bank transfer. Details are provided on the next page.

Please let us know (link opens in new window) if you are using another person's account (bank, post office or PayPal) to pay your membership dues.