SWET Travel Writing Meet-up 2

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Gulliver Room, Book House Café (Jimbocho, Tokyo)


Come out Jinbocho subway exit A1, turn right and walk about 15 meters to the Kitazawa Building. Look for the SWET sign.

Fee: Free for SWET members, ¥1,000 for non-members

RSVP: Space is limited, so please contact Rob Goss in advance if you plan to attend.

The new travel writing SIG will be have its second meeting in Tokyo on the evening of September 26 (Wed). If you are a writer, translator, interpreter-guide, photographer or anyone else with an interest in the craft of travel writing, please save the date. For this meet-up, we will be looking at clichés and stereotypes when covering Japan, and how we can fairly represent the country.

How and when, for example, should we lead clients away from the usual images of geisha, sumo, and cosplayers? How can we help put what gets labelled as “quirky Japan” into proper context? For both words and photography, what are Japan-related clichés? When are they OK? What could be the alternatives? Do related issues arise when translating Japanese tourism material into English? Come join us to discuss that and more.

Here is a report on our first meetup in July. Space is limited to 20 people, so please be sure to get in touch (see the RSVP link above or write to info[at]swet.jp).