The winners of the Fifteenth Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese<>English Translators have been selected as follows:

Japanese to English Contest

  1st place: E40 Kimberley Morgan (Tokyo)
  2nd place: E37 Shino Watanabe (Yokohama)
  Finalists: E24 Erika Onishi (Osaka), E34 Manami Matsuo (Kobe), E35 Simon Pleasants (Tokyo)

English to Japanese Contest

  1st place: J47 Hirose Asami (Tokyo)
  2nd place: J35 福田秀樹 (Kobe)
  Finalists: :J36 Kobayashi Hiroko (Australia), J16 中桐裕佳 (Yokohama), J30 Mariko Green (Sapporo)

The judges' commentaries and winners/finalists translation will be placed here in early March.

JAT will pay the following for the first place winner:

・Registration for the  30th International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET-30) to be held in Cairns, Australia.
・Round trip economy travel from the winner’s home to IJET by the most direct route, including air, train, bus and personal vehicle.
・Hotel for three nights standard accommodation at or near the IJET venue.

Receipts are required for all reimbursements.
Travel arrangements and details will be discussed with the winners in advance of purchase.

The second-place winner is entitled to free registration for IJET-30.

All finalists are entitled to one-year complimentary JAT membership.

James Davis (Japanese-to-English Division Chair)
Mayumi Adachi (English-to-Japanese Division Chair)
JAT Contest Committee