IJET-29 in Osaka

""Rethinking the role of human linguists ― 言葉に命を吹き込む""

Announcement of IJET-29

The Japan Association of Translators (JAT) has organized International Japanese-English Translation Conferences (IJETs) every year as a place for professionals to meet and exchange ideas and as an opportunity to learn about the business with sessions on topics covering all aspects of translation and interpreting between English and Japanese. In 2018, IJET-29 will be held in Osaka.

At this conference, we hope to not only discuss our role amid globalization and the rapid advance of language-related technologies such as machine translation, but also how we can bring life to translation and interpreting.

IJET sessions generally cover many topics related to translation and interpreting ranging from technical to literary translation and interpreting and everything in between, as well as the business and ergonomic aspects of working in this field.


Registration starts in January 2018


Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speech: June 29 (evening)   

Venue: Osaka City Central Public Hall

(Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property)



Midosuji Subway line, Yodoyabashi Station

Sakaisuji line, Kitahama Station

Keihan Railway  Main line,   Yodoyabashi Station

Nakanoshima Subway line,  Naniwabashi Station



Venue: TBA


IJET Dates: June 30-July 1

Venue: Grand Front Osaka, Knowledge Capital, North Building Tower B 10F & Tower C 8F Conference Rooms

Grand Front Osaka Homepage (Japanese)


Access: JR,     Osaka Stn.

Midosuji Subway line,  Umeda Stn.

Yotsubashi line, Nishiumeda Stn.

Sakaisuji line, Higashiumeda Stn.

Hankyu  Railway,  Umeda Stn.

Hanshin Railway,  Umeda Stn.


Evening Banquet: June 30

Venue: Hotel New Hankyu Osaka


Access Maps

Osaka City Central Public Hall Website

Grand Front Osaka Access (multilingual)

Hotel New Hankyu Osaka Website

Grand Front Osaka, Knowledge Capital, Tower B 10F  Conference Room access

Grand Front Osaka, Knowledge Capital, Tower C 8F  Conference Room access


JAT Special Interest Groups will also organize pre-IJET sessions on June 29th (morning and afternoon) at the Osaka City Central Public Hall.


We look forward to seeing you at IJET-29 in Osaka.


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