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: 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...

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...

Publishing Books on Japan: 45 Years and Still Trying to Get It Right Peter Goodman, Stone Bridge Press

Interviewer: Beth Cary Date: December 5, 2020 (Saturday)/US time December 4, 2020 (Friday) Time: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. JST (main talk starts at JST 12:00 noon; US...