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.

As wintry winds whistle, the year draws to an end. The holiday season offers the occasion to eat, drink, and make merry in the warmth of SWET's collegial community.

Please join us for a sit-down restaurant bonenkai. Particulars will be sent out soon after...

(Sessions in Japanese and English [Simultaneous Translation])

Date: December 9, 2013 (Mon.)

Time: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Place: Sophia University, Building 2, Room 2-1702, Yotsuya, Tokyo

For information and reservations:

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Sophia University, a symposium...

How is your year, so far? Hard to believe 2014 is creeping closer towards us, so soon. Come share your stories and experiences in 2013 with friends, and make new friends and business contacts at the JAT/SWET Kansai bonenkai. All...

Speaker: Amy Chavez Date: Sunday 3rd November 2013 Time: 3–5 p.m. Fee: 500 yen SWET and JAT members; 1,000 yen non-members Place: Room 205, Hyogoken Shigaku Kaikan, Motomachi, Kobe Map 神戸市中央区北長狭通4丁目3-13 (2-minutes north of JR/Hanshin Motomachi Stns, 7 mins from Hankyu...

Presented in cooperation with International House of Japan

Date: 16 October 2013 (Wed.)

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Language: English, without interpretation; Q&A Japanese or English

Place: International House of Japan (Roppongi), 2nd floor lecture hall (Annex)

Fee: ¥1,000 per person (reservations not required; please...

Short Fiction Open Mike Event in Kobe! Don’t miss it!  

SWET Kansai presents

Sounds & Effects


Writers Jared Angel, Sue Herbert, Suzanne Kamata, Rebecca Otowa, and Chris Page will give readings and talk about...

Date: 29 September 2013 (Sun.; raincheck date: Sunday, 6 October)

Times and places

Garden stroll meeting place/time: Rikugien Garden entrance area—1:30 p.m. (if you arrive later, follow the stroll path clockwise around the pond and you can catch up with us.)

Toyo Bunko...



SWET Kansai Presents


 Sounds & Effects


An event of writers reading their own work


Would you like to STRUT YOUR STUFF?



Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013 Time: 12 - 4 p.m. Place: Kobe Club, Kitano-cho, Kobe Address: 神戸市中央区北野町4-15-1 (map) Light lunch: Served on terrace at 1.00 pm 1,500 yen (incl tax) per adult (paid on arrival)Cash bar and extra snacks available Swimming: (optional!) for all...

Speaker: Peter Sharpe (lexicographer, linguist)

Special Guest: Ruth Stevens (founding member of SWET)

Date: June 30, 2013 (Sunday)

Time: 4:00–8:00 p.m.

Place: Wesley Center (6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo <Map>); Room 205

Please Note: the venue may change; so BE SURE...