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Kansai: Working with Japanese Translation Agencies

Kansai: Working with Japanese Translation Agencies

Presenter: Alex Farrell

Date: February 12, 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m. (followed by dinner nearby; details to come)
Place: Room 1, TKP Kyoto Shijo-Karasuma Kaigishitsu, Imon-Shijo Bldg, 7F (access map: http://www.kashikaigishitsu.net/facilitys/kg-kyoto-shijokarasuma/access/)
Fee: ¥1,000 SWET/JAT members; 1,500 yen JTF members, 2,500 yen non-members
Reservation and inquiries: SWET Kansai
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Swet Columns

Japan Writers Conference 2016 Remembered

Japan Writers Conference 2016 Remembered

We asked three people who attended the Japan Writers Conference, held October 27 and 28 at Tokushima University, on the island of Shikoku, to share their impressions and notes from the talks they attended. While by no means comprehensive—and we regret not including reporting on all the sessions—our three authors give us lively and diverse accounts of what they gained from the two-day event. We hope this three-in-one report will inspire your writing or other wordsmithing endeavors. More... more

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SWET Toolbox: Writing Strategies and Inspiration

SWET Toolbox: Writing Strategies and Inspiration

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2006, 295 pages. ISBN: 9780316014984

Reviewed by Richard Medhurst

Appropriately named for the SWET Toolbox column, Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer is a series of short pieces on becoming a better wordsmith from pepping up sentences to forming habits that will pay off in the longer term. Although some examples are taken from fiction, the book appears more... more

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Hugh Ashton: Technical Writer and Man of Mystery

Hugh Ashton: Technical Writer and Man of Mystery

A core member of SWET for more than two decades and resident of Japan for 28 years, Hugh Ashton recently announced his decision to move back to England, whence he came in 1988. As a speaker and leader of workshops, writer of articles, and behind-the-scenes technician and wordsmith, Ashton played an important role in SWET’s early initiation into advanced information technology, email communications, and software applications and its steps into the age of the Internet, and he still... more

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