JATINT will hold the 4th meeting in FY2014 on Deposition Interpreting as follows:
【Theme】 Deposition Interpreting
【Date＆Time】 14:00 - 17:00, March 7, 2015 (Sat.)
【Venue】Room No.122, the 2nd Floor, Building No.1, Seisen University
3-16-21 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-8642, Japan
Akiko Endo, Director, Endo Consulting & Resource Services, JAT Director
Extensive experience as a court interpreter both in district and federal Courts on the East Coast of the US and as a deposition interpreter. Deposition experience includes: lawsuits arising from corporate merger/acquisition (plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses, and expert witnesses); personal injuries and workman’s compensation; patent disputes (plaintiffs and expert witnesses); divorces; inheritance disputes; ownership disputes; sexual harassment; and employment disputes.
【To register】 HereRead more...
This workshop introduces translators and interpreters to how to craft two essential pieces of their own differentiating marketing communication.
With its set of practical guidelines it will help you to clearly differentiate yourself and your offering from the competition.
If you struggle to answer the following questions with confidence you may not have a very strong Unique Selling Proposition (USP) or Value Proposition right now.
In this practical seminar we will look at the concepts of the USP and Value Proposition and how they can best be applied to help you sell your services successfully. Together we will work hands-on through a sequence of short and fun exercises aimed at helping you to identify and develop your own USP and Value Proposition – whether you work independently or as the owner or an employee of a company.
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Doors open: 13.30
Place: Forum 8, Shibuya (http://www.forum-8.co.jp/access/index.html)
Address: Dogenzaka 2-10-7, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043; Phone: 03-3780-0008
Cost: JAT members 1,000 yen; non-members 3,000 yen (advance registration is NOT necessary)
Koryukai: From 17:15 (advance registration is NOT necessary, register and pay at seminar reception)
Venue: B.Y.G http://www.byg.co.jp/access/index_access.html
Address: Dogenzaka 2-19-14, Shibuya
Cost: 2,000 yen (food only/cash bar)
Statistics show that last year the number of crimes committed by visiting foreigners increased for the first time in many years. This trend is expected to continue in the near future, and present measures for the prevention of crimes by foreigners are facing new difficulties. There are cases where the quality and ability of the interpreter, vital to cases with foreign suspects, have been called into question. This talk will discuss these issues and offer possible solutions.
Speaker: Makoto Shimizu, Kansai Judicial Interpreters Training Institute
Date: Sunday 15th March 2015
Time: 2:30–4:30 p.m. (followed by networking dinner nearby)
Fee: 1,000 yen for JAT members, 1,500 for non-members
Venue: Hyogoken Shigaku Kaikan, 3 minutes north of JR/Hanshin Motomachi Sta., 7-minute walk from Hankyu Sannomiya Sta.Read more...
April 18: TAC Tokyo seminar: Matt Heaton. Details to follow. (2-5pm)Read more...
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Creating and Selling
Getting your book done and getting it published: that was Caroline Pover’s subject when she spoke to JAT’s TIP (translator-initiated publishing) SIG meeting on December 9, 2013.
Pover herself has a solid record of achievement, starting with her 2001 Being A Broad In Japan and continuing thorough her 2009 Guide to International Schools in Japan, her 2010 Ask Caroline, and on to the latest, 2012’s Love with a Western Woman: A Guide for Japanese Men.Read more...
The following article was written by Jay Kilpatrick and originally published in the Proceedings of IJET-16 in 2005. Interest in the content of the article was rekindled at the August JATPHARMA meeting, and the author has made some minor corrections and deleted one section before re-publication.Read more...
By Bryan Lewis
This is a brief review of "Bridging the gap between language and law" by Clara Ho-yan Chan in babel Vol 58 No 2 /2012 that was forwarded to me by Fred Uleman from materials received by JAT. Chan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at the City University of Hong Kong.
To find out the answer, I posted this question on the JAT Mailing List.
As usual, JAT members were most obliging in sharing their knowledge. Here is what they told me.Read more...
Book Review by Ann HillRead more...
Fellow JAT members,
When the clock strikes midnight tonight in Japan (00:00:01 JST on February 26) we begin accepting candidacy registrations.
For details, please click [Read more...] below.
The Election Committee looks forward to receiving many registrations and to a hotly contested election.Read more...
Fellow JAT members,
The 2015 JAT election is drawing near.
As a volunteer organization, JAT depends on its members to keep it
moving forward. By becoming a Board member you can use your skills to
improve JAT, give something back to the community, and possibly even
have an impact on the translation industry. By voting in the election,
you get to choose the people you want to look after your interests and
propel JAT into the next stage of its evolution.
For details, please click [Read more...] below.
2015 JAT Election Committee
Andrew Welford (Chair)Read more...
I am pleased to inform you that a new eJuku session will soon be held as follows with the full support of the JAT Board.
- eJuku title: Spring 2015 J>E eJuku session
- Language direction: Japanese to English
- Format: on-line forum discussion and videoconferencing
- Period: March and April, 2015
- Fee: free of charge
1. JAT membership (non-members required to join JAT
after being selected as eJuku participants),
2. Native (or near-native) English proficiency and
3. Generally less than three years of experience
as a professional translator.
The winners of the Eleventh Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese<>English Translators have been selected as follows:
Japanese to English Contest
1st place: E49 Cheriel Neo （Edinburgh,UK）
2nd place: E3 Julia Clark（San Francisco/CA, USA）
Finalists: E4 Michael Haley (Antrim/NH, USA), E28 Lisa Koga (Koto, Tokyo), E48 Anna Wada (Atami, Shizuoka)
English to Japanese Contest
1st place: J54 Yuki Hashiudo (North Vancouver, Canada)
2nd place: J56 Masumi Shirahata (Musashino, Tokyo)
Finalists: J11 Makiko Watanabe（Tsu, Mie) , J21 Takeshi Nagasawa （Barcelona, Spain）, J25 Misako Morisawa （Katsushika, Tokyo）
The judges' commentaries will be placed here in early March.
JAT will pay (continue)...Read more...
Translation of award-winners and finalists (Japanese-to-English Conｔest)
Their names will be announced soon.Read more...