EVENT REPORT: A Nostalgic and Productive 31st IJET

by Marian Kinoshita

On June 24 and 25, the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) hosted its first International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET) since 2019. The event was held at Tokyo Big Sight and welcomed some 230 translators and interpreters from all over the world. With nearly all sessions focused on the conference theme, “On Stage or Backstage—翻訳通訳の可視性,” participants discovered myriad ways... more

SWET Hanami Online

"Hanami" conjures possibly homogenous images, but is quite different depending on where you live along the length of Japan or whether you are in the northern or southern hemisphere. The timing of "spring" differs as well. From where you are we invite you to add to the special “Hanami” album above. Be sure to click the arrows at the sides... more

IJET-31 (June 2023) in Tokyo

The International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET) is one of the largest international conferences dedicated to Japanese language specialists. This summer, join us in Tokyo on June 24 and 25, as we shine a light on the translation industry with IJET-31 “On Stage or Backstage—翻訳通訳の可視性”.

For more than thirty years, IJET, the flagship event of the Japan Association of Translators (JAT), has... more

Greetings in the New Year 2023

Every meeting with a fellow wordsmith—whether it be online, in person, or though the written word—opens a window on a different iteration and niche of our diverse profession. Our awareness expands, our network grows, our work gains meaning and context. This is the stuff of SWET. These encounters generate the pulse of our society, connect us to our past, and... more

SWET Mentoring Program

The SWET mentoring program is a framework for sharing our collective wealth of experience and skills, and for nurturing the rising generation of wordsmiths in Japan-related fields. Our mentoring coordinators play matchmaker between experienced professionals and those in early stages of their careers. A participant may be a mentor in one field and a mentee in another—for instance, an accomplished patent... more

Year-end Meet-up Online, December 10, via Zoom

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 Time: 10:00–12:00 noon (meeting open from 9:30)

Register in advance for this meeting (updated URL...there was a mistake earlier):

We’ll wrap up our 42nd SWET year with a casual drop-in-and-visit online meet-up. We hope you’ll join us during this two-hour Zoom to hear what other members are doing, ask questions, suggest topics for 2023 events and activities, and introduce yourself if... more