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Call closed for Spring 2019 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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Book Review: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Blog

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Benjamin Dreyer Random House, published January 29, 2019 ISBN-13: 978-0812995701 Hard cover, 320 pages, around USD15 from Amazon After following Benjamin Dreyer on Twitter for six months or so, I pre-ordered his book in late 2018 and it made its eagerly-awaited arrival at my house in early February 2019. Dreyer is a New...

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JAT Spring 2019 J>E eJuku: Call for Participants now available News

We are pleased to inform you that the Call for Participants for the current Spring 2019 eJuku session is now available. I will shortly be sending a copy of the Call to those of you who have written me since our announcement on eJuku a week ago. I will also be waiting for new inquiries or requests for the Call for Participants. Shuichi Yamakawa (Call me Shu) Spring 2019 J>E eJuku Coordinator

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Announcing JAT Spring 2019 J>E eJuku News

We are pleased to announce that we are holding our next eJuku session as indicated below. For general information on eJuku visit our webpage What is e-Juku? - Description: Spring 2019 J>E eJuku session - Language direction: Japanese to English - Format: online forum discussion and videoconferencing - Period: mid-February through end of March 2019 (see below for details) - Fees: no fees -...

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From the Archives Blog

Teaching Japanese-to-English Translation by James L. Davis In the Technical Japanese Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we teach Japanese-to-English translation in conjunction with Japanese language instruction. Separating translation skills from language skills is a tricky business, and completely separating the two tends to be impossible. However, as we move from the basic...

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Brief Book Review: Writing Science in Plain English (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publish Blog

Writing Science in Plain English (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing). Greene, Anne E. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-02637-4 (paper) — ISBN 978-0-226-02640-4 (e-book) The advice in this concise and inexpensive book is similar to that you’ll find in other books on scientific writing, but it is written in a breezy, engaging style in plain English; the author...

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State of JAT 2019 News

新年明けましておめでとうございます。 Happy New Year! I’m writing to tell you what the Japan Association of Translators has accomplished over the past six months. At the beginning of 2019, JAT membership stands at just over 700. About half of JAT’s members live in Japan, and the rest are scattered across the globe. You can find most members in the JAT directory at https://jat.org/translators and information...

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Brief Book Review: 医薬品開発-承認申請-市販後業務のための知っておきたい英単語・英語表現 Blog

医薬品開発-承認申請-市販後業務のための知っておきたい英単語・英語表現 Author: 内田たけみ ISBN: 978-4840746342 Second Edition, published September 2014 Price: 3700 yen plus tax (as of December 2018) 医薬品開発-承認申請-市販後業務のための知っておきたい英単語・英語表現 is now in its second edition. Written by Takemi Uchida, formerly an in-house translator with pharma companies Upjohn and Pfizer before retiring to become a freelance translator, this book dovetails...

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From the Archives Blog

Mere Pebbles Along the Way Charles De Wolf It is said that while source texts are eternal, target languages are not, hence the enduring need for new translations of old works. And yet inasmuch as our perceptions too are subject to time’s vicissitudes, so in some sense are the seemingly unchanging texts themselves. The perfectly “normal” dialogue in older films such as Ozu’s Banshun (Late...

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Fifteenth Annual JAT Contest Finalists News

There were 28 entrants in the Japanese to English Division and 38 in the English to Japanese Division of the Fifteenth Annual JAT Contest for New and Aspiring Japanese/English Translators. The finalists are: Japanese to English Division: E24 E34 E35 E37 E40 English to Japanese Division: J16 J30 J35 J36 J47 First- and second-place winners will soon be announced on the JAT website and by...

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Mini Book Review: 翻訳教室 Lectures on Literary Translation from English to Japanese Blog

Mini Book Review: 翻訳教室 Lectures on Literary Translation from English to Japanese ISBN-13: 978-4022646644 Publication date: April 5, 2013 Price: 1,000 JPY plus tax Author: 柴田 元幸 Inspired by Kevin Kirton’s 2001 review of 翻訳夜話 that was recently republished on the JAT blog, I decided to buy a copy for myself. At the same time, I also picked up 翻訳教室, by one of the book’s interlocutors, 柴田元幸. I...

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Webinar Review: The translationQ Revision and Evaluation System Blog

I know we have many JAT members who also teach translation or work in agencies as coordinators, so you may be interested to hear about a product I saw demonstrated in a recent webinar. Traditionally, the way we mark, revise, or evaluate student-submitted translation assignments is to open the documents in Word and use the Track Changes or Comment functions to identify, categorize, and correct...

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Book Review. 技術翻訳のチェックポイント:技術英文の作成と評価 Blog

技術翻訳のチェックポイント:技術英文の作成と評価 English title: Improving Translation Quality Author: Kevin Morrissey ISBN: 978-4621075654 Price: 2400 yen plus tax (as of December 2018) First published in 2005, and available in bricks-and-mortar bookstores and online, this very useful book is now in its sixth printing. I thought I’d take a look at it after the recent publication of the JTF翻訳品質評価ガイドライン. Improving...

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Joint JATINT/TAC Meeting, November 17, 2018: A Brief Report Blog

I realized a long time ago that I didn’t have what it takes to be an interpreter. However, thinking that I still might learn something useful from a meeting aimed at interpreters, I attended the joint JATINT/TAC meeting held in Yoyogi on November 17, 2018. And so I did. The first speaker was Izumi Suzuki, whose presentation was titled 通訳ビジネスの成功に向けて. Suzuki-san provided a comprehensive rundown...

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Report of JATPHARMA Informal Get-Together in October Blog

On the heels of the JTF Translation Festival in Kyoto and the 7th medical translation seminar organized by International Medical Translation Service, Inc., a small group of JAT members specializing in medical and pharma held an informal meeting in Osaka on Sunday October 28. Each attendee was tasked with preparing an eight-minute presentation on a subject of their choice in Japanese or English,...

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TAC Meeting Report--October 20, 2018 Blog

To be or not to be … productive? We will be now! The Tokyo Activities Committee meeting of Saturday October 20 featured twenty-year veteran translator Cathy Eberst reprising and expanding her IJET-29 presentation on productivity. Cathy began by asking the audience about whether they were productive and/or efficient, and whether there were any differences between these concepts. We were...

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Translator Perspectives 2018 Publications

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From the Archives Blog

How Not to Lose It in Translation..... by Emily Shibata-Sato and Cliff Bender “I can't believe it. My hands are shaking from excitement as I type this message!” replied Mako Sato upon hearing that she had won first place in the English- to-Japanese division of the First Annual JAT Translation Contest for new and aspiring translators sponsored by the Japan Association of Translators...

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