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SWET Summer Party (Tokyo)

SWET Summer Party (Tokyo)

Date: July 28, 2019 (Sun.) Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m. Place: GARB Pintino (French, Italian, dining bar), 3 Chome-22 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo See website for access

Fee: ¥5,500 (payment at the door) RSVP: Please be sure to let us know if you are coming at SWET. (SWET will have to pay for the number of servings requested by the 26th, so please agree to pay in full if you have to cancel on the 27th or 28th.)

Our annual summer soirée is on the horizon! Save the date for an evening gathering of warm hearts... more

Swet Columns

EVENT REPORT: Brainstorming for SWET’s 40th Anniversary

EVENT REPORT: Brainstorming for SWET’s 40th Anniversary

On the evening of Wednesday, June 19, six SWET members gathered in Jinbōchō, Tokyo, for a brainstorming session about plans for celebrating SWET’s upcoming 40th anniversary. To start off with, we discussed the proposed date: SWET’s inaugural meeting was held on November 15, 1980, and in 2020, the 15th falls on Sunday. We agreed that mid-November 2020 sounded optimal, before the year-end rush begins and after the rush of other events that usually take place in September and October. We... more

Articles

EVENT REPORT: Press Trips and Language Tips for Travel Media

EVENT REPORT: Press Trips and Language Tips for Travel Media

By Rob Goss

On March 20, 2019, twelve people, including five first-timers, attended the latest SWET Travel Writing Meetup in Tokyo at Book House Cafe, Jinbocho, for a presentation by photographer Phil Ono about the handling of style issues in place-name signage used around the country and a presentation by travel writer Rob Goss about press trips for travel writers and issues with translating and editing travel- and tourism-related Japanese into English. (Note: A report of Phil Ono’s part of the... more

SWET Spotlight

Howard Hibbett: Scholar, Translator, Editor

Howard Hibbett: Scholar, Translator, Editor

By Joel Cohn

Howard Hibbett's name was not familiar to the general public, but among Anglophone scholars and students of Japanese literature it was very much one to be reckoned with. His contributions touched us in a variety of ways; many of them extended our understanding of Japanese culture in new directions, and virtually all of his work—be it as a scholar, a translator, a critic, or an editor—was of the highest standard.

Probably he was... more

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