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

Japanese to English Contest
  1st place: E30 Kei Simmel (Osaka)
  2nd place: E6  Raymond Claghorn (Illinois)
  Finalists:
     E9  Benjamin Wilson (Aomori)
    E10 Kristin Armstrong (California)
    E12  Brandi Jones (Kobe)

English to Japanese Contest
  1st place: J22  Imamura Eri (Tokyo)
  2nd place: J35  Gibo Chieka (Yokohama)
  Finalists:  
      J2  Shinohara Hideyuki (Kumamoto)
    J71  Yamashita Kennosuke (Canada)
    J89  Nakamura Setsuko (Shiga)

The judges' commentaries will be placed here in early March.

JAT will pay the following for the first place winner:
 ・Registration for the 27th International Japanese-English Translation Conference (IJET-27).
 ・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-27.

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