JTA Writing and Style Manual 2022 Published

The output of the Japan Tourism Agency FY2022 “English for Sightseeing Destinations around Japan” Project is now available on the JTA website (text in Japanese). 

Among the links provided are the JTA's resources for local sites producing English text for sightseeing locations (includes a short version of SWET's “Six Simple Rules for No-Fail Texts and Signage”), and the latest... more

Editors Canada Conference 2022, online May 28–29

Editors Canada's 2022 conference is a virtual event that takes place online May 28–29, 2022. Hundreds of editors from a wide range of fields, as well as writers, communication professionals and small business owners will join us for this weekend of networking and fun, but what really makes the conference shine is the learning opportunities for all skill levels.

Some of... more

National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Style Manual for English Texts Published

The National Institutes for Cultural Heritage (Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, Kyushu National Museum, Tokyo Natonal Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara National Research Institute or Cultural Properties, and the International Research Center or Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region) has published a brand new Style Manual aimed and preparation of English texts for the... more

SWET Greetings in the New Year 2022

Each and every one of us looks out on different scenes, seeks different horizons, and works in different circumstances. And yet we are all here together in this heterogeneous society of wordsmiths sharing an orientation to the subject of Japan. Ours is a world of countless niches and unique job descriptions, yet we are linked by our professional endeavors... more

Japan Times Dropping Weekend Edition Media Page

Mark Schreiber writes that the Japan Times is dropping its entire Media page from its weekend edition, so from the start of 2022 all three of its main contributors will be out of jobs. According to Schreiber, the Big in Japan column that runs digests from weekly magazines has roots that go back to the late Bob Horiguchi's "Inside the Weeklies,"... more

Kyoto Journal Celebratory Print Issue “100 Views of Kyoto”

The Kyoto Journal production team has announced details of the one hundredth issue of KJ—a milestone they never foresaw reaching. Thanks to KJ for sharing this splendid news!

Managing editor Ken Rodgers reports: The issue is planned as a kaleidoscopic compendium in the tradition of the many “100 Views” woodblock series, presenting a diversity of perspectives on a specific... more