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.

Founding Members Recall and Reflect Guests: Peter Goodman, John and Ruth McCreery, Susan Murata, Pamela Pasti, Nina Raj, Lynne Riggs, Susie Schmidt, Mark Schreiber, Ruth Stevens, Meg Taylor, Fred Uleman, and Jillian Yorke Time: Nov. 15 (Sun.) 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk...

Three Teachers of Translation Guests: Judy Wakabayashi, Susan Jones, and Lynne Riggs

Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk starts at 10:00; October 24 9:00 p.m. EDT)

Note: The meeting will not be available in video recording, but a detailed write-up with visuals...

Moderated by Richard Medhurst

Date: October 14, 2020 (Wed.) Time: 8:30 p.m. JST (40 minutes)

Eight people have already registered for this event. 

As an experiment with a shorter video chat format, SWET will hold a 40-minute Zoom session to...

Three Translators of Kansai Guests: Stuart Ayre, Catherine Nakamichi, and Eleanor Yamaguchi Moderator: Larry Walker Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST  

Our September SWET Talk Shop Online was organized by SWET members based in Kyoto. Twenty-minute interviews with each guest speaker, moderated by Larry Walker, were followed...

Three Manga Letterers and Translation Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk starts at 10:00)

Manga do not go far in English without the profession and passions of the letterers who add the translated text to the art, but how many people in...

Three Translators of Pop Culture Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST

What's it like working in the otaku zone? Managing translator at J-Novel Club and founder of Japanese Translators of NYC Kristi Fernandez is our guest moderator speaking with three translators who work on...

Wordsmiths of Yokohama Guests: Ruth and John McCreery, Richard Medhurst, and Louise Heal Kawai Moderator: Frank Walter Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST

We are pleased to welcome four wordsmiths residing in Yokohama for our July SWET Talk Shop Online. We will meet again on a...

Three Wordsmiths of Northern Nagano Brenda Kaneta, Hart Larrabee, and Susan Murata Our June SWET Talk Shop Online will be held on a Sunday morning Japan time to accommodate participants from other parts of the world as much as possible. We are...

Three Wordsmiths of Northern Kanto: Janine Beichman, Victoria Oyama, and Alison Watts

 

Our May SWET Talk Shop Online will be held on a Sunday morning to accommodate participants in the U.S. We are pleased...

Time: 6:30–9:00 p.m. (main talk starts at 7:00) Place: Participation via Zoom (see below for sign-up info).

RSVP: E-mail us at SWET Events to sign up for information on how to access the Zoom meeting. 

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