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.

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...

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 this profession can you name?...

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 manga, light novels, anime...

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...

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 pleased to welcome three wordsmiths who reside in northern Nagano...

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. 

These days, major brands...

***Meeting as planned***

Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m. 

Place: Book House Café, Jinbocho, 2nd Floor, Osetsushitsu

http://bookhousecafe.jp/

See website for map; come out from Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the Kitazawa Building. Look for the SWET signs.

Fee:...

Special Guest: Rochelle Kopp

Date: February 12, 2020 (Wed.) Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m. (Talk begins at 7:00) Place: Book House Café, Jinbocho, First Floor, Gulliver Room http://bookhousecafe.jp/ See website for map; come out Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the...

Where did 2019 go? The Tokyo (and Sapporo <g>) Olympics will be upon us sooner than we think. In the meantime, it’s time for the annual gathering of local wordsmiths in Kansai. Catch up with friends and colleagues, and make...