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 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...

Founding Members Recall and Reflect Guests: Peter Goodman, John and Ruth McCreery, Susan Murata, Pamela Pasti, Nina Raj, Lynne Riggs, Susie Schmidt, Mark Schreiber, Ruth Stevens, Meg Taylor, Fred Uleman, and Jillian Yorke Time: Nov. 15 (Sun.) 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk...

Three Teachers of Translation Guests: Judy Wakabayashi, Susan Jones, and Lynne Riggs

Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk starts at 10:00; October 24 9:00 p.m. EDT)

Note: The meeting will not be available in video recording, but a detailed write-up with visuals...

Moderated by Richard Medhurst

Date: October 14, 2020 (Wed.) Time: 8:30 p.m. JST (40 minutes)

Eight people have already registered for this event. 

As an experiment with a shorter video chat format, SWET will hold a 40-minute Zoom session to...

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)

Read the write-up of this event: https://swet.jp/members/article/manga_lettering_and_translation

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...

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...