To: All Members of the Japan Association of Translators (JAT)

I would like to invite all JAT members to the 2015 Ordinary General Meeting to be held on June 20, 2015 at York St John University, following the last IJET session of the day (16:15-17:15, Room DG017).

As promised, the documents to be presented and voted on in the OGM are now available on the JAT website. Please take the time to review these carefully before the meeting. As these documents are only available to JAT members, you will need to log in to view them. Those members who cannot attend the OGM may submit an absentee ballot or assign another member as a proxy. Absentee ballots must be submitted no later than 22:00 JST on June 15, 2015.

If you cannot attend the meeting, or if you think you may arrive at the meeting after 16:15, please take the time submit an absentee ballot.

Documents (*indicates approval required by members at the OGM)

FY 2014 Business report*1 Doc1

FY 2014 Financial statements (Activity Statement Doc 2, Balance Sheet/Assets Doc 3)*2

Officers and Officers-elect for approval*3 Doc 4

FY 2015 Business Plan*4 Doc 5

FY 2015 Budget*5 Doc 6

Amendment of Teikan *6 Doc 7

FY 2014 Auditor's Report *7 Doc 8

Absentee Ballot (Online Absentee Ballot)

If you are unable to attend the OGM, you are strongly urged to use the above-mentioned means for voting or appoint a proxy because Article 27 of the Teikan (Articles of Incorporation) states that the OGM will not be legally valid unless at least one-fifth of all members are present. Under Article 29.3, members who submit votes in this manner will be deemed to have attended the meeting. If you do not vote in person, by proxy, or by absentee ballot, the auditors are authorized under JAT’s Bylaws to act as your proxy.

I look forward to seeing you in there


Marian Kinoshita, JAT President