January JAT meeting: Fun and Useful Productivity Tips and Tools

The coming JAT meeting will be on January 26th, in which self-proclaimed Internet and software geek Andrew Shuttleworth will be sharing some productivity tips and tools. His presentation will cover how to benefit from mobile productivity by using smart phones and other tools such as mind mapping, to-do lists, Google Apps, as well as blogging and social networking services. The meeting will be followed a Nijikai. See the following for details.

Helen, Lisa, and Kiyoko
JAT Tokyo Activities Committee (aka, the Angels)

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2008
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Meeting Place: Forum 8
Address: Dogenzaka 2-10-7, Shibuya, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3780-0008
Cost: Free for JAT members, ¥1000 for non-members


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Taxation for translators: An overview for the JAT community

At JAT, we have compiled the answers to the often-raised questions among translators who live outside Japan and work for Japan-based clients:

Are Japan-based clients supposed to deduct tax from payments for translation work? If so, are there ways to avoid such withholding taxes?


On November 10, 2007, we had JAT’s tax accountant, Mr. Masaru Sato, give a talk on this very subject. In addition, we had Mr. Sato prepare a document explaining the tax mechanism for us, complete with links to necessary forms. For some remaining questions raised by JAT members, we asked Mr. Sadao Kanezaki, one of the authors of “Doing Business in Japan,” also a tax accountant, to provide us with a second opinion on this topic.

JAT members may listen to the audio recording of Mr. Sato’s talk (zipped mp3 file), and get a recapitulation of the Q&A at the session (pdf file), as well as documents prepared for JAT by tax accountants Mr. Masaru Sato and Mr. Sadao Kanezaki. Note that both of these files are for members only, and can be unlocked using the password posted to the JAT list on December 20, 2007.

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Video of December Meeting with Juliet Carpenter

As part of our effort to allow all JAT members to enjoy membership perks once privy only to those of us in Tokyo, we are kicking off an effort to broadcast all of our monthly meetings, over the web. Note that these videos require the password posted to the JAT mailing list, which is only available to members.

Says JATter James Phillips (who has been kind enough to take care of the recording and editing):


We are pleased to announce that a video of the presentation given by Juliet Carpenter, a well-known translator of books and literature, to the JAT members on Saturday December 8th, 2007 is now online. Enjoy Juliet giving an account of the trials and tribulations involved in being a literary translator.

A wide array of tricky translation tasks are covered, from how to describe emotions felt when listening to music, how to describe how somebody has been murdered, and even how to deal with whether or not to use the "F" word (gasp!). This was a fascinating presentation that will be of particular interest to those involved in the field of literary translation but can still be enjoyed by anybody with an interest in the translation business. The video is split into two halves, with the first half lasting just over an hour and the second half lasting approximately forty minutes. Enjoy!



Part 1: JAT December Presentation Juliet Carpenter from James Phillips on Vimeo.


Part 2: JAT December Meeting Juliet Carpenter from James Phillips on Vimeo.

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Juliet Carpenter - December 8th, 2008

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Write-up of September JAT meeting: Email and Business Etiquette

Dan Castellano has graciously provided materials from his presentation at the September JAT meeting, about email and business etiquette. You can view them inline here, or download them in PDF format.

Japanese Business Etiquette (download)


Japanese Business Email (download)

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December JAT meeting: Literary Translation with Juliet Carpenter

The coming JAT meeting will be on December 8th. Ms. Juliet Carpenter will talk about literary translation. The meeting will be followed by Bonenkai and Nijikai. See the following for details.

Please RSVP to tac@jat.org by Friday, November 30 to benefit from a discounted Bonenkai price (applicable to JAT members only), if not by Wednesday, December 5.

Helen, Lisa, and Kiyoko
JAT Tokyo Activities Committee (aka, the Angels)

Meeting
Literary Translation with Juliet Carpenter
Place: Ristorante Della Collina (http://www.ristorante-della-collina.com)
Time: 14:00
Phone: 03-3714-8855

Bonenkai
Place: Ristorante Della Collina (same as above)
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Cost [RSVP by November 30]: members 5,000 yen; non-members 6,000 yen
Cost [RSVP on December 1 or after]: members 6,000 yen; non-members 6,000 yen
All you can drink
RSVP To tac@jat.org

Nijikai
Place: 17-ban (http://www.17-ban.com)
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Phone: 03-3711-5080
RSVP To tac@jat.org

Sanjikai
Place: 18-ban (http://www.18-ban.com)
Time: 21:00 - ?
Phone: 03-3794-1894


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JAT Board Face-to-Face Meeting Minutes, Fall 2007

The following are the minutes recorded for the JAT Board Face-to-Face Meeting, which took place on November 9, 2007, from 10:45am to 6:30pm, on the 27th floor of the Horizon Mare building in Ariake, Tokyo.

The meeting was chaired by director and president Manako Ihaya. In attendance were directors Mike Sekine, Jed Schmidt, Phil Robertson, Nora Stevens Heath, Karen Sandness, and Ko Iwata, as well as auditors Wolfgang Bechstein and Yusaku Yai. The minutes were recorded by Jed Schmidt.

Proposals


Outside grants sought by IJET organizing committees require board approval before application: ACCEPTED (7 for, 0 against)
JAT will waive registration fees for IJET organizing committee members up to an amount equivalent to four times the registration fee: ACCEPTED (5 for, 2 against)
Payment for non-keynote presenters at IJETs requires board approval: ACCEPTED (6 for, 0 against, 1 abstain)
The 2008 AGM will be held at the monthly JAT meeting in Tokyo in May: ACCEPTED (7 for, 0 against)
IJET-20 will be held in Sydney, Australia on February 14 and 15, 2009: ACCEPTED (7 for, 0 against)
The North Sydney Harbourview Hotel is endorsed by the board as the venue for IJET-20: ACCEPTED (7 for, 0 against)




Membership status


Japan/overseas members ratio unchanged at 65/35
Number of member is holding steady, if not growing slowly, and can be checked on the members site.
Data is slightly off due to paypal switchover
Membership website needs are mostly incremental/usability-related


Treasury


Decision to keep our US bank account for now until new treasurer takes over
Funds left over from IJET18 will be sent back
Mizuho bank account will be used for IJET19
Kagi is now closed, all payments now through PayPal


Website


Transition to new website and host is complete
The Board has decided to continue using Basecamp in place of a mailing list for Board communication
Most changes over the next term will be for usability and design
Webmaster will look into:

  1. finding ways to have Basecamp send own email

  2. purging old members from database

  3. keeping static content on front page


Contest


Posted on mailing lists and social networking services (mixi, gree)
Questions to raise when next contest is considered:

  1. What should be the protocol for fixing mistakes? Should entrants be told they should flag?

  2. Should JAT buy an article from a publication to ensure quality?

  3. Are the prizes fair? Should we somehow compensate people who can’t attend IJET?

  4. Should we change compensatation to the larger of transportation or IJET registration fee?

  5. Is the contest a good PR opportunity (with Japan Times, etc.)?

  6. Should board members help pre-screen entries to reduce burden on judges?


IJET


Survey results


Japan IJETs growing faster in popularity than overseas IJETs


Time committment and total costs are biggest factors in attendance


Practical and industry-related sessions are most popular


Most desired domestic IJET: Hokkaido


Most desired overseas IJET: Canada / New Zealand / Australia


IJET-18:


A good conference, especially given the inexperienced hosts


IJET-19:


Keynote speaker decided (Okinawan translator)
15 speakers accepted, 12 slots left


IJET-20:


Proposals for Sydney IJET and IJET venue both accepted


Board meetings


The board decided to keep its policy of non-reimbursement for board AGM attendance.


NPO liaison


Emily Shibata-Sato will continue her work as NPO liaison


Public relations


Mike is going to record the TAC zeirishi presentation, kicking off a potential TAC podcast
Mike is going to manage a member publication list
The board agrees to have all site content professionally translated, using funds from the tech budget
Mike proposes to have JAT pay speakers for non-Tokyo, local seminars; the board declines, maintaining its practice of paying for the venue but not for speakers (as a rule).
The board will explore sending a kikakusho to tsuyaku/honyaku journal for a bimonthly article

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Write-up of the JAT Board Q&A session

The following is a brief write-up of the JAT Board Q&A session at the Tokyo JAT meeting on Saturday, November 10, by Helen Iwata.

  1. What are the requirements to hold an IJET?

  2. IJETs are held in Japan on even years and overseas on odd years. The Board accepts proposals more than one year in advance. A committee of at least four people – a chair, treasurer, program coordinator, and facility coordinator – is required. Volunteers should be prepared for a great deal of hard work and hassle. The Board is updating an IJET manual, which includes FAQs. The results of the recent IJET survey will appear on the JAT website soon. IJET will be held in Okinawa on April 12 and 13, 2008 and in Sydney on February 14 and 15, 2009.

  3. What has happened to the members only part of the JAT website and where are member profiles?

  4. The JAT website was renewed two months ago, as explained in e-mails from the Webmaster, Jed, to each member. JAT now has a content site at http://jat.org and a members site at http://members.jat.org. Members can now make their own profile changes and select privacy settings. Profiles can be found at http://member.jat.org/ followed by the member’s username (e.g., “hiwata” for Helen Iwata). Members can include the link on business cards and other promotional material. The new JAT website is now bookmarkable, which means Google will start to recognize us.

  5. Is it possible to video JAT meetings and IJET sessions?

  6. Meetings and IJETs can be recorded provided someone volunteers to do the taping and editing, and the speaker agrees (a number of people volunteered). Concern was raised that videoing might reduce attendance, but most agreed that being there in person has added benefits. Videos will be made available to members only on the JAT website. On the subject of volunteers, it was suggested that JAT have a “volunteers needed” section on the website.

  7. Does JAT have plans to help improve translator quality other than the translation contest?

  8. Not at present. Mike Sekine is working hard to publicize the contest. Concern was raised about whether the cost of the contest outweighed the benefits, but most agreed that the publicity and ability to attract new talent to the organization outweighted the cost. Mike also commented that he is negotiating with Tsuyaku Honyaku Journal to run a series of articles by JAT members.

  9. Which is more important, the quantity or quality of JAT members?

  10. The consensus appeared to be that both are important; everyone was a beginner at some point.

  11. What does the Board do (members hear little of Board activities)?

  12. Board meeting minutes are posted on the website. In addition to day-to-day running of the organization, the Board pays attention to topics raised on the mailing list and responds as appropriate. The Board arranged for a zeirishi to speak in response to list questions about taxation.

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Presentation by Mr. Masaru Sato

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Japan’s structural reform, according to Yuko Kawamoto

At the Tokyo JAT meeting on February 24, Yuko Kawamoto spoke about the need for structural reform and innovation to achieve Japanese economic growth. She concluded with a few words on the translation industry, noting that prospects are good for skilled, specialized translators due to advances in technology and globalization. This write-up by Helen Iwata covers the key points of the presentation.


Structural reform


Numerous factors in post-war Japan have made serious structural reform a must. These include a major demographic shift, misdirected investment, and a record high government deficit. Meanwhile, businesses have tended to pay little attention to profitability, and the country’s banks have worked off a huge volume of bad debt accumulated during the bubble years. To sustain the presence and growth of the Japanese economy and society, Japan must establish an economic structure that enables it to optimize resource allocation and fully leverage the potential of its people.


The aging of Japanese society presents a major challenge for the government. By 2025, 46 percent of the population is expected to be over 60 – eligible for a pension – compared with just 18 percent in 1970. At the same time, the birthrate is declining. This situation has resulted in ballooning social security costs, with the current pension system unable to generate sufficient funds to be sustainable, and growing healthcare responsibilities.


Furthermore, the government does not invest sufficiently in the country’s youth, beginning with school-age children. The government’s policy of yutori kyoiku – the “relaxed” education system – has resulted in thinner textbooks and lower academic standards. Ranking among OECD countries, Japanese school children fell from 8th to 14th in reading comprehension and 1st to 6th in mathematical application between 2000 and 2003.


Out of school, a relatively high number of young Japanese are also out of a job. While Japan claims overall unemployment rates of under five percent, joblessness among 15 to 24 year olds grew from around six percent in 1995 to almost ten percent in 2003.


Instead of investing in its people, Japan continues to pour funds into infrastructure. By 2003, the government had laid 3.07 kilometers of concrete road per square kilometer – more than any other country. Germany ranked second, but with only 1.77 kilometers per square kilometer. Compared with the U.S., Japan has 30 times more concrete per person. Even though only a few of Japan’s numerous highways are profitable, the government still plans to build more roads and bridges.


Infrastructure maintenance costs are high and contribute to the growing financial burden on Japan’s shrinking population. The ratio of total public debt to GDP at national and local levels increased from 87.1 to 170 percent between 1995 and 2005. By comparison, the UK ratio fell from 52.7 to 44.9 in the same period.


On the business side, Japan suffers from a lack of management sensitivity to profitability. The average operating profit margin in the 1960s was 4.8 percent. By the 1990s, it had fallen to 2.5 percent, and in the 2000 to 2006 period, it had only recovered to 2.85 percent. This is half of European profitability and one third that of the U.S. Although Japan wrote off over JPY100 million of bad debt between 1996 and 2006, regional banks still hold JPY15 trillion in non-performing loans, and profitability in those financial institutions has been almost flat in the same period.


In response to the above factors and the resulting need for structural reform, the Japanese government has launched efforts spanning finance, government-affiliated corporations, fiscal discipline, regulation, the pension system, Japan Highway Public Corporation, the postal service, and a regional reform that aims to reduce national subsidies, transfer tax revenues to local governments, and reform the grant-in-aid system. While some areas, notably the bad assets issue, have seen progress, reform is far from complete in others.


Innovation


Structural reform alone, however, is not enough. Japan also needs to innovate in order to address weak productivity, respond to the changes in the 21st century economy and corporate environment, and compete internationally.


A look at labor productivity in Japan reveals that the economy is polarized. Ten percent of the workforce is employed in export-oriented manufacturing, including automotives, electronic machinery, IT equipment, and steel, where labor productivity is 20 percent higher than in the U.S. Productivity in other sectors, which collectively employ 90 percent of the workforce, is 37 percent lower than the U.S. average. Moreover, while productivity in the Japanese retail sector is half that of the U.S., the Japanese work 47 percent longer hours than Americans. Innovating to increase productivity in the sectors that employ the majority of the population is vital if Japan is to achieve economic growth, especially in the face of its declining workforce.


At the same time, the 21st century economy is characterized by three factors: globalization (expanded business sphere and increased M&As and market failures), capitalization (heightened volatility due to a greater likelihood of market impact), and digitalization (expanded networks and information volume). Simplification and flexibility through innovation are essential for business leaders to manage increased complexity.


Recently, the Japanese corporate environment has shown clear signs of change. Companies used to have low profitability and capital productivity, but domestic institutional investors in capital markets are demanding stronger returns, and more activist funds, such as Murakami Fund and Steel Partners, are emerging or taking an interest in Japan. The number of M&As is likely to increase as Japanese companies become potential targets for foreign players. As a result, top management is under increasing pressure to enhance corporate value and looking for innovative ways to do so.


Japanese companies are becoming more aware of the need for governance, and are beginning to reorganize into boards (ownership), corporates (management), and business units (execution). Disclosure requirements are becoming more stringent, and there is a more apparent correlation between information disclosure and performance – with disclosure, companies become more self-disciplined, work faster, and become accustomed to evaluating and verifying results. Japanese companies need to move away from individualist thinking and embrace more objectiveness, including bringing in outside directors – even women!


While Japan has some highly competitive international players, others lag in comparison with their global rivals. In a Yahoo! Finance index ranking the top company in each industry as 100, Japan leads the automotive industry with Toyota at 100, while DaimlerChrysler scores 33.3. By contrast, non-Japanese players lead other sectors, namely mobile phones, courier services, banking, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, consumer goods, electrical equipment, retail, and food, and Japan lags considerably. For example, Pfizer stands at 100 with Takeda at just 21.1, P&G scores 100 and Kao trails with a mere 9.8. Japanese companies need to innovate in order to compete globally.


Despite the clear need for innovation in the above areas, Japan’s investment in venture capital compared to GDP is the lowest among OECD countries and around one tenth of the average. Japan has its share of outstanding scientists and engineers, and plenty of investors and cash to support them in the pursuit of innovation. An environment that allows these resources to be fully leveraged, however, remains to be created.


Corporations are looking at innovative ways to leverage resources and do business. As part of this effort, executives from a number of Japan’s top companies should form a group with the aim of promoting a freer labor market for talented individuals, including movement between academia and business, and investing into venture startups. Innovation, particularly to improve productivity, will continue to be an important theme in Japan.


Implications for translators


Japanese and English translation supply is growing due largely to two factors: more translators and more output per person on average. In addition to the translation community traditionally found in Japan and English-speaking nations, large numbers of practitioners are emerging in developing countries, such as India and China. Productivity and potential output per translator have increased with advances in technology, including faster look-up through the Internet and wider use of tools such as translation memory, optical character recognition, and voice recognition. Increased supply is putting downward pressure on translation rates in parts of the market. In a sense, this reflects a balancing of supply and demand compared with the past when limited supply drove prices higher.


The good news for translators is that globalization and larger flows of information will bring more translation demand because most people will not have the skill or will to learn the required languages quickly enough to be able to operate effectively in a multilingual environment. In this expanded market, if translators translate like machines, that is, if they simply replace words automatically with little consideration for context or appropriate target-audience style, they will produce material of machine-translation quality and earn at machine-translation rates. Translators who provide a value-added service through expertise in their field and polished writing skills will command higher rates. Quality is key.

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第4回新人翻訳者コンテスト


第4回JAT新人翻訳者コンテストの正式スタートとなりました。 審査員が日本語英語の両部門で、やりがいのある翻訳課題文を厳選しました。あなたもチャレンジしてみませんか。提出期限の2007年11月30 日に間に合うよう、奮ってご応募ください。 コンテストの詳細はココをご覧ください。

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Oct 2007 Workshop C&D_LETTER.DOC

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サイトのよくある質問



Why should I join JAT?


Being a member of JAT allows you to:



  • Connect to a community of fellow translators and interpreters.
    Especially for freelancers, being a translator can be a fairly isolating experience, as many of our members work alone from home, for clients on other continents. JAT helps to bring back a sense of community through jat-list, a mailing list where members can ask eachother questions about translation-related topics, monthly meetings about translation topics held in the Tokyo area, annual IJET conferences, and other events around the world.

  • Promote yourself in our database of translators.
    Translation agencies and other companies or individuals looking for translation services can search our open database by language, specialization, and location. And since every member gets their own address on the JAT web site (member.jat.orgmember-name), it’s easy to refer clients to your resume.

  • Get discounts on JAT events like IJET and monthly meetings.
    Being a JAT member entitles you to discounts on IJET conferences, and free admission to our monthly meetings in Tokyo. For our more active members, these discounts offset most of the membership dues.


How do I become a JAT member?


First, you need to create a profile by going to our Signup page. Once you’ve done this, and logged in as a guest, you can become a JAT member by clicking the “Become a member” button from your Settings page. As soon as you’ve paid your dues, you can subscribe to the mailing list and enjoy all the other benefits of membership.


How much does it cost to become a JAT member?


The annual dues for JAT membership are JPY 10,000.


How can I pay my membership fee?


You can pay by either PayPal or Japanese bank transfer. More details are available here.


What is my OpenID identity URL?


OpenID is a protocol that lets anyone log in to any supporting website with a single, unified login. This means that you can use one login for all sites that support OpenID, instead of having to remember a username and password for each. You can learn more about OpenID, or create your new OpenID account in English or in Japanese. Note that OpenID is offered as a convenience, and not required in order to log in the JAT website.


Who will be able to see my profile?


That depends on your profile settings, as set on the Settings page. Logged-in JAT members can view all of the profile for other members. Non-members can see only the information that each member has decided to make public. JAT members can choose to make public any or all of (1) their primary contact information, (2) secondary contact information, and (3) specialties and background. Note that even if contact information is made public, email addresses are replaced with a contact form. This allows members to receive inquiries from non-members, without fear of having their email address out in the open for spammers to harvest.


What is my Web address on the JAT site?


Your web address on the JAT site is http://member.jat.org/username, where username is your JAT username.


What should I do if I’ve forgotten my username/password?


On the Login page, click the Reset password link at the bottom, and enter the primary email address of your JAT member account. Within a minute, you should receive a link that you can click to automatically log in.


Should I make my profile public?


Members are allowed to choose whether they want to make certain parts of their profile public. While some members choose to keep their information hidden for privacy reasons, others choose make it public, to let potential clients get in touch with them more easily. Since there are separate privacy settings for contact information and professional information (such as background and specialties), members can decide what to make public and what to make private. Members can change their privacy settings on the Settings page.


How can potential clients contact me?


Every JAT member receives their own web address on the JAT site (http://member.jat.org/username). All members can be contacted from the page at this address, through a contact form whose contents are sent to the primary email address of that member. Members wishing to be contacted by other means can make their contact information public.


Why are my posts to jat-list being rejected?


There may be several reasons that your posts to the JAT mailing list are being rejected.



  • Your JAT membership has expired.

  • You are posting from an unregistered email address.

  • Your email address has been suspended due to excessive bounces.


If the emails you send to the list are getting bounced, go to the Settings page, and make sure that your membership is current, and that the email addresses under which you are currently subscribed are valid.


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How do I unsubscribe from jat-list?


If you no longer wish to receive jat-list email, from the Settings page, select Do not send jat-list email for the email address for which you would like to stop receiving email. Note that you will still be able to send email to the list, but will no longer receive email. This setting takes 24 hours to take effect.

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XVIII FIT World Congress: Call for presentations

The International Federation of Translators, of which JAT is a an associate member, is now accepting proposals for presentations at its XVIII World Congress, which is going to be held in August 2008 in Shanghai (right before the Beijing Olympics kick off). Proposals are due in about a month (September 30th, to be exact), so if you're interested, head over to their site for more information.

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JATの新サイトへようこそ!

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JAT Board Vote: Using Basecamp

The JAT board voted this week to use Basecamp as its primary method of communication and project management. See the detailed results here.

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理事会

(役職と担当)





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アーカイブ

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第4回新人翻訳者コンテスト


日英コンテスト日英コンテストの最終候補作が決まりました。


最終審査結果は2月14日に発表いたします。

お問い合わせはcontest@jat.orgにお願いいたします。

日本翻訳者協会(JAT)はこの度、優秀な新人実務翻訳者の発掘と奨励を目的とした第4回JAT新人翻訳者コンテストを開催いたします。

日本翻訳者協会(JAT)は、翻訳者の翻訳技能の向上や、翻訳という仕事への理解を深めることを目的として設立された団体です。主に日本語・英語間の実務翻訳に従事する個人翻訳者および通訳者を会員としており、現在の会員数は約450名です。以下、コンテストの概要についてご説明します。


第4回JAT新人翻訳者コンテスト




  • 主催: 特定非営利活動法人 日本翻訳者協会(JAT)

  • 目的: 優秀な新人実務翻訳者の発掘と奨励

  • 応募資格: 実務翻訳(放送・映像翻訳も含む)経験3年未満の方(JAT会員・非会員は問いません。過去のコンテストに応募した方も入賞者以外は応募可とします。)

  • 応募部門: 日英翻訳部門、英日翻訳部門

  • 応募料: なし

  • 各賞:
    第1位   日英・英日の各部門1名
    副賞として2008年4月12日(土)〜13日(日)に沖縄県で開催予定のIJET-19参加費、
    往復航空券、3日分の現地宿泊費、およびJAT年会費1年分無料
    第2位   日英・英日の各部門1名
    副賞としてJAT年会費1年分無料



出題・審査員




  • 英日部門: 小河原順子、佐藤綾子、石原ゆかり

  • 日英部門: マルコム・ジェームス、スティヴェン・ヴェンティ、ケン・ワグナー



開催スケジュール




  • 2007年10月15日 JATウェブサイトに日英・英日両部門の課題文を掲載

  • 2007年11月30日 24:00(日本時間) 訳文提出締切 

  • 2008年1月18日 最終候補作5件をウェブサイトで発表

  • 2008年2月14日 JATウェブサイトにて受賞者の発表(受賞者には直接連絡)

  • 2008年4月 受賞者をIJET-19に招待


■応募について


課題文について


課題文は、一般的な読者を対象とした内容のものです。課題文の上に記載した指示をよく読んだ上で、翻訳してください。過去のコンテストの課題文については、過去のコンテストのページをご覧下さい。

日英コンテストの原文をダウンロード
英日コンテストの原文をダウンロード



訳文の提出方法


JAT新人翻訳コンテスト 応募フォーム

  • 応募者は、上記の応募フォームを記入し、訳文を添付して送信してください。ファイル形式はMS Wordファイルまたはテキストファイルのみとします。

  • 訳文ファイルには応募者の名前やコメントなどを書かないでください(つまり訳文のみ)。

  • 訳文のファイル名は次のようにしてください(ファイル名は必ず半角英数で記入してください)。


CONTEST J your name (例: CONTEST J Roger Federer)

  • 提出後、こちらから確認のためのメールを返送します。hotmail などの無料のWebメール(フリーメール)をお使いの場合、メールが届かないことがありますのでご注意ください(迷惑メールフォルダをご確認ください)。

  • 応募はお一人1部門につき1回に限ります(応募期間中、一人で2回以上応募することは認められません)。


著作権



  • 提出された翻訳文はJATの所有となり、応募者には返却されません。

  • 翻訳文の著作権はすべて主催者であるJATに帰属します。

  • JATは、受賞者の名前、受賞対象の翻訳文、写真や画像、参考情報をJATのウェブサイト、メーリングリスト、電子・印刷出版物等に掲載するすべての権利を有します。


審査



  • 出題者の作成する審査基準に則って、審査会が第一次審査、第二次審査と最終審査を行います。最終審査に残った5件の候補作については、2008年1月18日にID番号と訳文がJATウェブサイトで公開されます。

  • 審査員の決定は最終的なものとします。結果についての問い合わせや異議申し立てはできませんので、あらかじめご了承ください。


各賞の内容


第1位の受賞者に対してJATは以下を支払います。

  • 居住地からIJET開催地までの往復航空券(エコノミークラス、最短ルート)

  • 鉄道運賃(グリーン車、一等車、寝台車は除く)

  • 自家用車を使用する場合は、移動に要したガソリン代および駐車料金

  • IJETの開催地またはその最寄りのホテルの宿泊代(3泊分、スタンダードルーム)

  • 支払いのためには領収書が必要となります。

  • 詳細については、受賞者と個別に相談の上、決定します。


失格


以下の場合は、失格となります。

  • 申請不備(応募フォームの記入事項もれ、ファイルの名称が間違っているなど)

  • 提出期限後の提出

  • 他人の名前によって応募した、または応募者以外の人が翻訳したことが判明した場合

  • 記載事項に虚偽の記入をした場合、またその他の不正があった場合


お問い合わせは contest@jat.org にお願いします。

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メーリングリスト


はじめに


これは日本翻訳者協会(JAT)のメーリングリストに関する公式規則です(JAT規約細則の第9節も合わせて参照してください)。また、メーリングリストへのアクセス方法や、ご自分のアカウントの管理、英語ならびに日本語でのメールの送受信などの詳細情報については、FAQを参照してください。


まえがき:JATメーリングリストとは?


JATメーリングリストは、日本翻訳者協会(JAT)が提供する公式のメーリングリストです。JATの年会費を払った正規の会員だけが利用できるサービスで、一般の人は参加できません。


1. JATリストの目的


JAT-List

JAT-ListはJAT会員全員を対象としたメインのメーリングリストで、言語、テクノロジー、翻訳業界のトレンド、ハウツー等、翻訳や通訳に関する様々な問題の検討や情報の交換を主な目的としています。


JATの組織のあり方や運営方法に関するメッセージはJAT-Listでの議論には適していません。これまでに、こうした議論のやりとりに不平を訴えた会員も多く、中にはそのためにメーリングリストから名前を解除した会員もいます。


2. 適切なメールの形態


唯一の制限事項としてお願いしたいことは、JAT-Listでは和英翻訳に関する話題に限定していただきたいということです。JATメーリングリストでの議論に直接関係しているのでない限り、他のリストやUsenetニュースグループの情報をJATのリストに同時に投稿することは避けてください。このメーリングリストは言語を主旨としたものですから、粗野な言葉遣い自体がテーマになることもあります。その場合でも、礼儀正しく配慮しながら議論を進めるように心がけています。


「真実かつ公正」であれば何を議論してもかまいません。つまり、「某企業はこれまで支払いが遅く、滞りがちだ」とは言えても、「某企業ほど支払の悪い会社はない」とは言えません。


2.1. 翻訳会社の品定め (JAT-list)


翻訳会社の品定め(an agency check)をメールに掲載する際、できる限り具体的で詳細な情報を提示してください。その理由は以下の通りです。


  1. 翻訳会社には、よく似た紛らわしい名前がたくさんあるので、どの翻訳会社であるかを特定する必要があります。

  2. 悪評が出て姿を消し、別の名前で登場する翻訳会社もあります。電話番号や担当者名が分かれば、素顔を見破ることができます。

こうした問い合わせに答える側も「真実かつ公正」な姿勢を忘れないでください。あくまで自分の経験したことや確実な根拠に基づいて意見を述べてください。対象となる翻訳会社と仕事をしているJAT会員がいる可能性もあるからです。


2.2.本名(フルネーム)を名乗る


メッセージを送信する際は、JAT会員として登録した正式な氏名(フルネーム)を各メッセージの最後に明記してください。


3. 不適切なメールの形態

3.1. 会社名で載せない


JATリストはJAT会員専用で、個人しか参加できません。翻訳会社など企業で働いている人でも、会社名ではなく、個人名でリストに参加してください。


3.2 個人攻撃をしない


議論はおおいに結構です。活発に議論が展開されることは、JATリストの健全さの証明でもあります。しかし、議論が個人攻撃に発展しないように注意してください。他の会員の発言内容に対する批判はかまいませんが、発言者の人格を非難することは慎んでください。どうしても避けられない場合は、JATリストではなく、当事者同士の個人メールでお願いします。


3.3. JAT会員以外の人に投稿させない


JAT会員の中には、家族や同僚とコンピュータを共有している人もいるでしょう。しかし、JATリストに投稿できるのは、JAT会員だけです。


3.4. JAT規約細則第9節の規定を遵守する


4. メッセージ内容の責任と管理


JATリストは事前検閲(moderated)されておらず、個々の投稿内容は、JATリストの会員に配信する前にチェックされるわけではありません。検閲担当者(moderators)は配信された後でメッセージを読みますが、個々の投稿の内容については一切責任を負いません。JATリスト管理者が全リスト購読者に対して「真実かつ公正」なメッセージを投稿するように通達してあったにもかかわらず、個人の名誉毀損にかかわる発言が行われた場合、その責任はその発言者が負うものとします。JATリスト管理者の責任の範囲は、名誉毀損に関わるような事態が生じないように、この注意をリスト参加者全員に対して勧告することであり、それでJATリスト管理者は「その役目を果たした」と解されます。各投稿メッセージの末尾には各会員の責任に関する注意事項が追記されるようになっています。


5. メーリングリストの規則


JAT規約細則ならびにこの「使用上の注意」の規定は全JATリストに適用されます。違反者は一時的に投稿権を失う場合があります。その期間は違反の回数により次のように定められています。


初回の違反:2日〜1週間

2回目の違反:1週間〜1ヶ月

3回目の違反:理事会により、違反会員の会員権が再考されます。


上記の罰則について

罰則の程度については、リスト管理者の判断に委ねるものとします。


どの違反を1回と判断するかは微妙なところです。2回目の違反が、初回の違反から数日後あるいは数週間後に起こった場合には、勿論2回目と判断されてそれだけ厳しい罰則が課せられますが、ある会員が5年後に2度目の違反を起こした場合は、初回よりも厳しい罰則が加えられるとは限りません。これもリスト管理者の判断によります。


「使用上の注意」については、リスト管理者宛にお問い合わせください。

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