November 20, 2010
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We had planned to introduce the new website, but this has been postponed for the time being. Instead we will hold a translation workshop. Texts are those for the 7th JAT Translation Contest and can be downloaded from the JAT website. (The competition deadline is Nov. 2 so this will pose no problem.) Feel free to prepare in advance, or come along and do it on the spot.

For the first half we'll divide into small groups with as mixed a composition as possible of veterans, newbies, J-E and E-J translators. After group discussion of both texts, we'll reqroup for everyone to present their findings.

In the second half we'll do the usual self-introductions, and at the same time feel free to mention any particular translation problems you are currently grappling with in work or study; e.g., grammar points, vocabulary or productivity issues. We'll have a general discussion of points raised, plus any issues remaining from the group translations. Depending on the number of participants and how things progress, we may or may not divide up into groups again.

At any rate, we hope the meeting will be useful for beginners, veterans, J-E and E-J translators alike!

Date: Saturday, November 20, 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)
Nijikai: from 5:15 Venue: The Aldgate British Pub (
Cost: 2000 yen (Food only/cash bar. Anyone planning to attend the nijikai only, please contact TAC by 19/11)