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

Japanese to English Contest

  1st place:    E36 Stephen Christenson(Hiroshima, Hiroshima)
  2nd place:   E27 Jessica Yoshihiro Martinez  (Wako, Saitama) 
  Finalists:      E13 John Ball (Stafford Springs, Connecticut)      
      E21 Brandi Jones (Kurume, Fukuoka)       
      E25 Emily Thurston (Monterey, CA)

English to Japanese Contest

  1st place:      J42  Ishida Mutsumi (Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido)
  2nd place:     J49  Sawada Yukiko (Kitajima, Tokushima)
  Finalists:        J4 Riaki Poništ (Oxford, UK)  
       J18  福田りつ子  (Musashino, Tokyo)   
       J21  Shibano Ayako (Musashino, Tokyo)

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  29th International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET-29).
・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-29.

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