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Japan Writers Conference, October 12–13, Tokyo

Japan Writers Conference, October 12–13, Tokyo

The Japan Writers Conference 2020 will be held online this year due to the coronavirus situation.

See http://japanwritersconference.org/schedule/ for the program and other details.

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SWET Talk Shop Online, September 6 (Sun.), via Zoom

SWET Talk Shop Online, September 6 (Sun.), via Zoom

Three Translators of Kansai

Guests: Stuart Ayre, Catherine Nakamichi, and Eleanor Yamaguchi Moderator: Larry Walker Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk starts at 10:00) Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsce2rrTIpHN0I36wLTbn-kJ1iRVvJ-dze

Our September SWET Talk Shop Online is organized by SWET members based in Kyoto. After a 15–20-minute interview with each guest speaker, we will open up the meeting for Q&A and... more

SWET Talk Shop Online, August 22 (Sat.), via Zoom

SWET Talk Shop Online, August 22 (Sat.), via Zoom

Three Manga Letterers and Translation

Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk starts at 10:00) Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsceyppjgqGtwdxprtPjmmcFnwjYbW_VQh

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? Manga lettering aficionado Aidan Clarke is our guest moderator speaking with three of these... more

SWET Talk Shop Online, August 9 (Sun.), via Zoom

SWET Talk Shop Online, August 9 (Sun.), via Zoom

Three Translators of Pop Culture Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk starts at 10:00) Register in advance for this meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsc-2vqz4rGtCqVVM0aN5pqw5Se6zbRfk7 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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... more

SWET Talk Shop Online, July 26 (Sun.), via Zoom: Wordsmiths of Yokohama

SWET Talk Shop Online, July 26 (Sun.), via Zoom: Wordsmiths of Yokohama

Guests: Ruth and John McCreery, Richard Medhurst, and Louise Heal Kawai Moderator: Frank Walter Time held: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk started at 10:00) We were pleased to welcome four wordsmiths residing in Yokohama for our July SWET Talk Shop Online. We met again on a Sunday morning Japan time to accommodate participants from other parts of the world as much as possible.... more

Valuable New Resources for Wordsmiths!      Buried Treasure at the JTA Signage Project Website

Valuable New Resources for Wordsmiths!    Buried Treasure at the JTA Signage Project Website

Signage, websites, and other information in English about tourist sites around Japan is being prepared by professionals in a project sponsored by the Japan Tourism Agency. While this is welcome news for tourists, the exciting point for wordsmiths is that the style guide and other resources are now available online.

“Promoting Multilingual Support for Sightseeing... more