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Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest: Commentaries from the Judges 2 News

Ruth McCreery General Comments The text for the 2020 contest was published in Chuo Koron, a literary and general interest magazine. It is well written as well as thought provoking and, sadly, as pertinent today as it was when first published. Perhaps its relevance is among the reasons why the contestants’ submissions were of unusually high quality this year. Most of them seem to have tackled...

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Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest: Commentaries from the Judges 1 News

James Davis Ken Wagner Japanese-to-English source text(安全か自由か 「緊急事態」が問う「生権力」問題) is here Jim Davis General Comments for All Finalists All six finalists did a good job of conveying the overall meaning of the contest passage, and we wish each finalist success in his/her translation career. These comments will be devoted to specific words and phrases in the passage that proved to be...

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Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest Winners News

The winners of the Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese<>English Translators have been selected as follows: Japanese to English Contest Winner: E57 Kevin Yuan (Tokyo) Runner-up: E07 Hannah Dahlberg-Dodd (OH,USA) Finalists: E08 Jennifer Smith (WA,USA) E25 Keyon Talieh (CA, USA) E41 Alyssa Fusek (CA. USA) E42 Linda Liu (NY, USA) English to Japanese Contest 第1位...

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Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest Finalists News

There were a record-high 92 entrants in the Japanese-to-English Division, and 97 in the English-to-Japanese Division of the Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese/English Translators (excluding those disqualified). The finalists have been decided as follows: Japanese to English Division: E07 E08 E25 E41 E42 E57 English to Japanese Division: J32  J33 J35 J49 J81...

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17th Contest ID Numbers Issued News

Dec. 27, 2020 The finalists will be announced in early January 2021. もう少々お待ちください。 *** There were a record-high 92 entrants in the Japanese-to-English Division and 97 in the English-to-Japanese Division of the Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese/English Translators. It took more time than usual to check the entries and assign ID numbers but IDs have been sent to all...

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Translator Perspectives 2020 Publications

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Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest: Source Texts and Guidelines (OCT. 1–31, 2020) News

Registration closed. General Instructions  This contest is open to anyone with less than three years’ experience as a professional translator including students. JAT membership not required. Previous entrants (except winners) are welcome to enter again. Japanese-to-English Contest Download the source text from here English-to-Japanese Contest Download the text from the Japanese page...

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Invitation email for Online PROJECT 2020 News

Dear attendees of Online PROJECT 2020, Thank you for signing up for Online PROJECT 2020. We have sent out an invitation email, including a Zoom link, for each of the sessions. If you have not received an email for one or more of the sessions for which you have registered, please contact us at project @ jat.org. Please note that video recordings of the sessions (except for the Networking...

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Seventeenth Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese/English Translators News

Seeking to encourage talented people to enter the translation field, JAT is pleased to announce its seventeenth annual Japanese <> English translation contest for new and aspiring translators. The actual passage to be translated is a real-life text—the sort of thing a working commercial translator might well be called upon to do. Open to: Anyone with less than three years’ experience as...

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Online PROJECT 2020 News

PROfessional Japanese-English Conferences on Translation (PROJECTs) are JAT’s one-day conferences that cover various aspects of translation and the translation business. Introducing Online PROJECT 2020: an online conference spanning a 27-hour period in which JAT members, translators and students of translation from around the world are invited to learn and interact from the comfort of their...

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From the Archives: Translation as Spiritual Practice Blog

Translation as Spiritual Practice Richard Sadowsky / サドゥスキー リチャード I left the U.S. at the age of 20 sparked by an interest in Zen, not knowing I would spend the rest of my life in Japan. Earning a living as a freelance translator is something I feel fortunate to have accomplished and for which I will always be grateful. Why grateful? Because I get paid to do what I enjoy. I like...

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Motions and Documentation for 2020 Ordinary General Meeting News

To: All Members, Japan Association of Translators (JAT) I would like to invite you to the Japan Association of Translators' Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) to be held online on Sunday, June 21, 2020, 9:00 – 10:00 pm JST. Place of OGM: Online via Zoom (more details here; login required) As promised, the documents to be presented and voted on in the OGM are now available on the JAT website....

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2020 JAT Election Results News

Fellow JAT members, We are pleased to announce the results of the 2020 JAT election. A big thank you to this year’s candidates and to everyone who voted. Congratulations and best of luck in the coming two years to the elected Directors and Auditor, who are to be approved by the membership at the OGM. WINNING CANDIDATES: Auditor (2-year term) Danny MacLeith Directors (2-year...

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JAT Election Voting Announcement 2020 News

Dear JAT Members, The 2020 JAT Board Election will officially start on May 16, 2020 (0:00:00 JST). Please take the time to vote and choose those who will help run JAT for the next two years. This year we have 3 people running for director to fill 6 possible director openings, and 1 person running to fill 1 auditor opening. Please use the following link to cast your vote. (You need to login...

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2020 JAT Election: Candidate Announcement News

Dear JAT Members, The 2020 JAT Election Committee would like to announce this year’s candidates for Director. List of Candidates (Candidate details appear at the end of this announcement.) Allyson Sigman / シグマン アリソン (director) Shiho Koizumi / 小泉 志保 (director) Brian Hyman / ハイマン ブライアン (director) Danny MacLeith / マックリース ダニエル (auditor) We would like to express our thanks to the candidates...

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2020 JAT Elections: Call for Candidates News

******************************************************************************** ** 22:00:00 JST, May 7 Candidacy Registration Period Closed ** ** Go to the Election Forum for candidate list, statements, and Q&A ** ******************************************************************************** Fellow JAT members, JAT’s 2020 Election is about to begin, and we encourage you to take...

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CALL CLOSED FOR SPRING 2020 EJUKU News

Thank you very much for your great interest in eJuku. We have received more than enough applications for this eJuku, and are closing the Call. We will soon be starting our screening process. All applicants will be notified of the screening result by private email. Shuichi Yamakawa (Call me Shu) Spring 2019 eJuku coordinator

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2020 JAT Anthology Call for Papers News

Dear JAT members We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe during this uncertain and anxious time as the world wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic. How is the pandemic affecting your lives as translators and interpreters? Have you had more or less work in your in-tray? Has the rapid take-up of video tools and online collaboration platforms such as Zoom, Teams, and Slack...

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ANNOUNCING JAT SPRING 2020 J>E EJUKU News

We are pleased to announce that the next JAT eJuku session will be held as indicated below. For general information on eJuku, please visit our webpage What is e-Juku? Spring 2020 J>E eJuku session - Language direction: Japanese to English - Format: online forum discussion and series of videoconferences - Period: mid-April through end of May 2020 (see below) - Fees: None - Eligibility: 1....

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2020 JAT Board Elections News

Fellow JAT members, Greetings from the JAT Election Committee! The 2020 JAT election is drawing near. Announcements concerning the election will be delivered by send-only e-mail, like this message, and clicking the reply to button will not work. Please direct any queries to [email protected] To make it easier than ever to run for office, only one endorsement is required. And directors seeking...

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