SWET Talk Shop Online, September 6 (Sun.), via Zoom

Three Translators of Kansai

Guests: Stuart Ayre, Catherine Nakamichi, and Eleanor Yamaguchi
Moderator: Larry Walker Time: 9:30 a.m.–12:00 noon JST (main talk starts at 10:00)
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Our September SWET Talk Shop Online is organized by SWET members based in Kyoto. After a 15–20-minute interview with each guest speaker, we will open up the meeting for Q&A and discussion.

Stuart Ayre is a Japanese-to-English legal translator based in Kyoto. Originally a technical translator at Toyota, he switched to legal translation back in 2013 and worked in-house for a law firm in Tokyo for several years. He now works freelance, translating mainly court documents and contracts. He is also known for his wide-ranging illustration work.

Catherine Nakamichi specializes in Japanese-to-English translation in the fields of technology, health and medical issues, education and academia, retail and marketing, art and handicrafts, sport and cultural festivals, hospitality, and tourism through her company, Catlingual, founded in 2006. She is an active member of the Japan Association of Translators and Foreign Executive Women, Kansai.

Eleanor Yamaguchi is associate professor in international cultural exchange at Kyoto Prefectural University, where she specializes in Japanese history and culture and UK-Japan relations. She worked in Aomori and in Aichi prefectures before settling in Kyoto in 2019.

Moderator Larry Walker is professor at Kyoto Prefectural University, specializing in translation and publishing history.