S.W.E.T

The Society of Writers Editors and Translators Tokyo is a community of writers, editors, and translators, as well as copyeditors, proofreaders, book designers, copywriters, teachers, researchers, rewriters, and others working mainly between Japanese and English, and mainly in Japan or for Japanese clients.


With members throughout Japan as well as in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries, SWET supports people who work with English words internationally in these professions. The organization holds events mainly in Tokyo, the Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe), and the San Francisco Bay area, featuring speakers, discussions, or information of interest to members and provides meeting places for offline networking for members and interested non-members


SWET's website is a hub for resources, networking, and news, and SWET maintains an online and print&nbsp;archive of columns and other resources for professionals. The SWET Newsletter, published in print from 1981 to 2012, is a repository of decades of professional experience and know-how; selected articles and columns are available to non-members at Articles.</p>


The Japan Style Sheet, published by SWET, is the authoritative guide to use of romanized Japanese in English text based on the accumulated experience and advice of Japan-based professionals since the 1950s. SWET has also published Wordcraft, a collection of articles, selected from the SWET Newsletter, about professionalism, English usage, approaches to translation, and other information useful to Japan-related wordsmiths. The book was revised in 2018 and is available online as a free PDF.


Titles by Author

Japan Style Sheet

Japan Style Sheet

The Society of Writers, Editors & Translators

The "Japanese Chicago Manual."

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