SWET Short Session (via Zoom): Translation Workshop

Moderated by Richard Medhurst

Date: October 14, 2020 (Wed.)
Time: 8:30 p.m. JST (40 minutes)
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqce2sqjkiE9KHgJgQ7qse8bGhfEmR4zoE

Eight people have already registered for this event; those who sign up now will only be accepted if someone drops out. 

As an experiment with a shorter video chat format, SWET will hold a 40-minute Zoom session to discuss Japanese-to-English translation of a text. While staying close to the Japanese content, participants should imagine they are writing for readers who will only see their version and will judge it as an English text. This will set things up for a lively discussion on approaches to translation.

Those accepted for the workshop will be sent a short extract (under 500 characters) from a news item looking back at the 1918 flu pandemic in Japan to prepare in advance. 

Only those accepted will be contacted. To ensure the limited places are taken by active participants, please sign up only if you intend to do the translation. If you sign up, but are unexpectedly unable to attend, please contact us (SWET), so we can offer your place to someone else.

Sign up for the workshop by registering for the Zoom meeting at the URL above.