The winners of the Thirteenth Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese<>English Translators have been selected as follows:
Japanese to English Contest
1st place: E23 Emily Taylor (Monterey, CA)
2nd place: E32 Ming Tam (Tokyo)
Finalists: E20 Ellen Huntley (Monterey, CA)
E30 Chelsea Inaba (Tottori)
E33 Dylan Reilly (Alexandria, VA)
English to Japanese Contest
1st place: J69 KITAHARA Yoko (Hiroshima)
2nd place: J29 KOBAYASHI Mikii(Nagano)
Finalists: J1 KIMURA Haruka (Kobe)
J2 TAJMA Ai (Osaka)
J53 IWAI Ami (Osaka)
The judges' commentaries will be placed here in early March.
JAT will pay the following for the first place winner:
・Registration for the 28th International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET-28).
・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-28.
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