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.

With Wendy Uchimura and Alison Watts Moderator: Marian Kinoshita

Date: September 18, 2022 (Sunday) Time: 4:00 p.m. JST; 8:00 a.m. BST (meeting opens at 3:30 p.m. JST) Advance registration is required; please see the link below.

Books about contemporary handicrafts and hobbies—sashiko, embroidery, dressmaking, painting, etc.—as...

Louise Cort with Alice and Halsey North Moderator: Zackary Kaplan

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022 (JST) Time: 8:00–10:00 a.m. JST; July 29, 2022; 7:00 p.m. EDT

Speaking from the U.S. East Coast, SWET member Louise Cort introduced her friends and colleagues...

“Donald Keene: 100th Anniversary Exhibition—A Lifelong Pursuit of Japanese Culture,”  Kanagawa Museum of Japanese Literature special exhibition, May 28–July 24, 2022 (in Japanese)

Date: July 21, 2022 (Thursday) Meet-up Time:  4:30 p.m. meet-up outside (weather permitting; contact organizers for questions) Place:...

Sunday, June 19, 2022 Time: 10:00–12:00 a.m. JST (virtual doors open at 9:30) Join us for a good, old-fashioned (but online) kōryūkai for editors. We’ll mimic a live event with a virtual meishi exchange board and several rounds of small-group conversations. Goals:...

Sunday, May 22, 2022 Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m. JST

Calling all professional editors and would-be editors and who want to share, learn, commiserate, or otherwise come together and help each other work through a wide range of editing issues. Let’s...

Journalism in Writing, Audio, and Drawings with Hannah Kirshner Moderator: Zackary Kaplan

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022 Discussion, followed by Q&A

A wonderful conversation with Hannah Kirshner, the author of Water, Wood, and Wild Things, was held to discuss her book—a captivating written and...

A Conversation with Rebekah Harmon and Lynne E. Riggs

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022

Translator and editor, formerly for institutions under MEXT and METI and now freelance, Rebekah Harmon joins veteran translator and editor Lynne E. Riggs to...

Open SWET! Launching 2022 Date: January 22, 2022 (Sat.) Time: 10:00 a.m. JST (meeting opens at 9:30 a.m.) Self-introductions from 10:00; series of break-out sessions from 10:30 to 11:30 [?]. Advance registration is required; see the link below.

Let’s get together in the New Year...

Speakers: Emily Balistrieri, Winnie Bird, Susan Jones, Avery Udagawa, and Lisa Wilcut

Saturday, November 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon JST Friday, November 26, 8:00–10:00 p.m. EST

In the first hour, five members of the SWET Steering Committee—whose work straddles writing, editing, translating,...

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...