Suzanne Kamata’s Gadget Girl Wins Major Book Prize

SWET member Susanne Kamata's young adult novel, Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible, was recently awarded the Grand Prize at the 2013 Paris Book Festival. The book also won the top prize in the Young Adult division. Kamata will receive $1500 cash and a flight to Paris where she will be honored at a private reception at the... more

Fine Line Press Book Picnic: Tokyo

Fine Line Press: New Writers, Lyrical Stories is holding a Book Picnic in Yoyogi Park from 12 noon on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Graham Bathgate, the publisher, will be there along with some of his authors, including Mary King author of Japan on Foot (foreword by Donald Richie), a book about the 7,500-km walk she made through Japan. Mary King... more

Good Reading for Wordsmiths

We’ve come a long way, wordsmiths, from 1962, and English just keeps going on changing.  

Good reading about the word time warp in the article, "A half-century in language change" at the Economist on April 8, 2013.

Thanks to Julie Kuma for the tip.




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Artscape Japan April 2013 Issue Out

The April 2013 issue of Artscape Japan is available on the Artscape website. This month, with visitors to Japan from overseas in mind, Artscape Japan introduced a new gallery space in the vibrant Shibuya district of Tokyo, and two museums in Sakura City, close to Narita Airport:

FOCUS Tokyo's New Gallery Row: Creative Space 8/ in Hikarie by Lucy Birmingham

FOCUS "Blacks":... more

SWET Open Forum: Best Practices Seminar Brainstorming

Date: April 25, 2013 (Thursday)

Time: 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Place: Wesley Center (6-10-7 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo); Room 205. (Map)

Fee: no charge; SWET members and non-members welcome

For further information contact SWET.

How can we better help our clients? What resources can we muster to strengthen their English-related endeavors? How can SWET information-sharing help us enhance our professional services?

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BCLT Summer Translation Workshop: Application Deadline May 7

May 7 is the deadline for applications to this year's British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School, to be held July 21–27, 2013, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Participants in the workshop translating from Japanese will receive a full bursary and travel allowance from The Nippon Foundation.

For information on how to apply, visit the Registration Page.

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