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.

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...

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...

SWET Talk Shop in conversation with Emily Balistrieri, Susan Jones, and SWET members Held on July 30, 2021

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...

Janine Beichman, in conversation with Spencer Thurlow

Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021; Saturday, July 10 in North America

Poet and translator Spencer Thurlow reached around the globe from the U.S. East Coast to discuss translating Japanese poetry with Janine Beichman,...

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

Writer, editor, and translator Winnie Bird, currently based in Illinois, talks about her book, Eating Wild Japan, published by Stone Bridge Press. Including...

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

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