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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

First SWET Online Talk Shop: April 15th!

First SWET Online Talk Shop: April 15th!

Time: 6:30–9:00 p.m. (main talk starts at 7:00)

Place: Participation via Zoom (see below for sign-up info)

Topic: Protean Production—Operating as a Media Company in Japan

RSVP: SWET Events to sign up for information on how to access the Zoom meeting. 

These days, major brands increasingly enlist the help of content production firms to spread awareness through consumable media such as video, film, articles, and radio, like the... more

No June IJET—One Year Postponement!

No June IJET—One Year Postponement!

IJET-31, the 31st International Japanese-English Translation Conference, originally set for June 5-7, 2020, will be rescheduled to 2021 to a date to be announced.

The IJET-32 Toronto Organizing Committee has also been asked to prepare to host IJET-32 in 2022 on a date also to be announced later.

Held annually -- one year in Japan and one year in another country (last year in Cairns, Australia),... more