Past Events

Past event notices are listed here in chronological order. Detailed summaries or reports of most past events have been published in the SWET Newsletter between February 1981 until April 2012; for these older events, check the Newsletter Archive.

Moderator: Lisa Wilcut Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 (JST); Friday, October 22, in North America Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon JST; 6:00–8:00 p.m. PDT The meeting opens at 9:30 a.m. JST for networking; discussion from 10:00, followed by Q&A. Advance registration required: see link below

Diane...

Moderator: Suzanne Kamata

Since arriving in Japan in 1975, Karen Hill Anton has raised four children, taught modern dance, written popular long-running columns for the Japan Times and Chunichi Shimbun, achieved second-degree mastery in Japanese calligraphy, and...

Polly Barton, in conversation with Emily Balistrieri, Susan Jones, and SWET members

Bristol-based writer and translator Polly Barton discusses her debut book Fifty Sounds, a personal dictionary of the Japanese language, which was published in the UK by Fitzcarraldo Editions this past...

Janine Beichman, in conversation with Spencer Thurlow

Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021; Saturday, July 10 in North America Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon JST; 9:00–11:00 p.m. EDT The meeting opens at 9:30 a.m., discussion from 10:00, followed by Q&A Advance registration is required (see below).

Poet...

専門用語をどう英訳したか: 紅ミュージアムの例

SWET/CoJ Talk Shop via Zoom With Shimada Miki and Yagihara Mika (Beni Museum) and Lynne Riggs and Julie Kuma (Center for Intercultural Communication)

Moderator: Iwaseki Tomoko and Sakai Motoki (The Creation of Japan/CoJ)

Language:...

SWET Talk Shop via Zoom With Winifred Bird Moderator: Jeanette Fukao

Date: May 23 (Sun.), 2021

Time: 10:00–12:00 JST (meeting opens at 9:30 a.m.) Interview first hour; Q&A second hour

Writer, editor, and translator Winnie Bird, currently based in Illinois, will talk about her book,...

SWET Talk Shop via Zoom on a weekday

With Andrew Maerkle Moderator: Alan Gleason

Date: April 26 (Mon.), 2021 Time: 10:00–12:00 JST (meeting opens at 9:30 a.m.)

Andrew Maerkle is an editor, writer, and translator based in Tokyo who served as the founding editorial director...

With Lynne Riggs, Meg Taylor, and Lisa Wilcut Moderator: Susan Jones

Date: March 21, 2021 Time: 10:00–12:00 JST (meeting opens at 9:30 a.m.)

What did we learn from our experience editing and copyediting for the “Promoting Multilingual Support for Sightseeing Destinations around Japan” (JTA-Toppan Signage)...

Open SWET! Launching 2021

(meeting opens at 9:30 a.m.)

Join us when you have time on Sunday morning JST (Feb. 21) for a chance to introduce yourself, catch up with old friends, ask questions, and brainstorm for SWET activities in 2021. Breakout...

Moderated by Richard Medhurst Date: December 9, 2020 (Wed.) Time: 8:30 p.m. JST (40 minutes)   Eight people have already registered for this event; registration is closed.   SWET will hold a 40-minute Zoom session to discuss Japanese-to-English translation of a text. While staying close to the...