December 11, 2010
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presentation: "Financial Japanese-English Workshop: Walking the Tightrope"
Speaker: Jeff Loucks
At least 90% of my work is destined for native speakers of English, but less than 5% is actually reviewed by a native English speaker prior to publication. Japanese clients (who pay my bills) decide whether my English (for native speakers) is accurate/appropriate. This workshop/discussion introduces some workarounds I've found useful in solving the dilemma of how to be demonstrably and defensibly true to the Japanese original without succumbing to unreadable Jenglish.
Speaker Profile:
Jeff arrived in Japan 20 years ago with a freshly minted degree, zero Japanese language skills and almost no money. He studied Japanese formally in Tokyo for two years before beginning work as a translator. Several years later, he joined some friends and built a marketing communications company that handled J-E translation and provided inbound public relations services in Japanese for major blue-chip firms. Nowadays, Jeff runs No Moss, an agency that focuses on the J-E translation and production of IR materials.

Date: Saturday, 11 December , 2010
Time: 14:00-17:00
Place: Forum 8, Shibuya (
Address: Dogenzaka 2-10-17, Shibuya, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3780-0008
Cost: JAT members free, Non-members 1,000 yen (advance registration not necessary)