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

Japanese to English Contest

Winner: E42 Rebecca Gade (Miyagi)
Runner-up: E32 Rebecca Black (NJ)

 E02 Matthew Cooper (UK)
 E46 Kyotaro Harano (Tokyo)
 E52 Mark Scott (UK)
 E56 Chris Craigo (OH)

English to Japanese Contest

1位:J80 北本聖月(宮城県)
2位:J89 多田正幸(神奈川県)

 J17:Chiba Naoko(東京都)
 J87:Tanaka Hiroko (福岡県) 


The judges' commentaries and winners/finalists translation will be posted here by the end of March.

JAT will pay the following for the first place winner:
・Registration for the 31th International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET-31) scheduled to be held in Tokyo (Big Sight) on June 24 and 25, 2023.
・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.

Travel arrangements will be discussed with the winners after the details of the conference are confirmed. Receipts are required for all reimbursements.

The second-place winner is entitled to free registration for IJET-31.

Winners and 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