Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

About SCBWI Japan


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SCBWI Japan, the Japan regional chapter of SCBWI, offers illustrators, writers and translators of children’s and young adult literature throughout Japan support, information, and community. Although primarily an English-language organization, SCBWI Japan welcomes members of all nationalities based in Japan and holds events throughout the year in English and Japanese.




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SCBWI Japan holds a variety of events for writers, illustrators and translators (Japanese to English) of children's content, including talks by invited speakers in the field of children’s and young adult literature, and ranging from presentations and workshops to creative exchanges and critiques. See the Events page.
Many SCBWI Japan events are held at the Tokyo Women's Plaza.  Map.



SCBWI Japan maintains several listservs (e-mail groups), including the main listserv that members and non-members of SCBWI are free to join. (Currently there is a main English-language listserv, as well as a Japanese listserv). Via the listservs, writers, illustrators and translators throughout Japan are able to network in an online forum. The SCBWI Japan Translation Group also maintains a Translation Group Listserv. For information on joining any of the SCBWI Japan Listservs contact us.



Membership in SCBWI Japan is included in general SCBWI membership. Benefits of SCBWI membership include reduced admission fees to SCBWI events in Japan and worldwide, subscription to the SCBWI Bulletin, eligibility for awards and grants, manuscript and illustration exchanges, insider publications such as SCBWI's The Book, listing details of publishers and editors worldwide, networking events and online forums. For information on membership go to Join SCBWI