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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), the International Japanese-English... more

SWET Greetings in the New Year!

SWET Greetings in the New Year!

The hourglass of the year has turned, and the hopes, plans, and possibilities for 2020 hold out their golden glow. How can we better reach out to colleagues and collaborators? What troves of experience and know-how can we draw on and build on? Who will be there for us to answer questions or... more

Two SWET Members Win Japan-US Friendship Prize!

Two SWET Members Win Japan-US Friendship Prize!

Congratulations to SWET members Janine Beichman (Tsukuba) and Matt Treyvaud (Chigasaki) on the awards for their recently published translations!

The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture announced winners selected by the jury for this year’s Japan-United States Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature and Lindsley and Masao Miyoshi Translation Prize on November 15, 2019.

Janine Beichman,... more

SWET Talk Shop: How to Be Happily, Successfully Self-Employed

SWET Talk Shop: How to Be Happily, Successfully Self-Employed

Special Guest: Ruth Stevens

Date: November 20, 2019 (Wed.) Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m. (Talk begins at 7:00) Place: Book House Cafe, Jinbocho, Second Floor Osetsushitsu http://bookhousecafe.jp/ See website for map; come out Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the Kitazawa Building. Please take the elevator or stairs to the second floor on the left side of the building. We will be... more

SWET Talk Shop, Writing about Japan for the General Reader: A Workshop

SWET Talk Shop, Writing about Japan for the General Reader: A Workshop

Date: October 26 (Sat.), 2019

Time: Writing Clinic 3:00–5:00; Discussion 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Place: Book House Café, Jinbocho, First Floor Gulliver Room http://bookhousecafe.jp/

See website for map; come out Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the Kitazawa Building. Look for the SWET signs.

Fee: Free of charge. Food and drink available at the café (see the “Menu” at the Book House... more