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What can you do with a BA in Japanese? The Struggles and Successes of Translating Mobile Apps

Starting to study Japanese in undergrad or high school, I think a lot of us imagine translating our favorite Japanese video games, anime, and movies. When I started studying Japanese in college I had a vague image of my future … Continue reading

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Reblog: LifeAfterJET: Transitioning Your Teaching Experience

Considering teaching English in Japan after graduation or interested in teaching English as a second language for a career? Head over to JETWit.com to check out Tammy Wik’s feature on using her ESL experience to launch a career in TESOL. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Writers wanted – Japanese Studies 5-10-20

Just a quick reminder that we are still looking for people interested in writing (brief!) articles for our Japanese Studies 5-10-20 project, linked here. Are you five or so years out of your degree and into the world? Roughly ten? … Continue reading

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The Realities and Benefits of Translation as a Full-time Job – An Introduction

This week we have a special guest article on translation by a professional in the field. Ever wonder what it takes to be a translator? Considering going outside of academia with your Japanese? See what he has to say about … Continue reading

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Resource: Networking with Japan Societies

As our previous article on maintaining relationships in Japanese Studies emphasized, networking and getting to know the field is very important. Whether you decide to go on to an academic career or stick with other types of employment, like any … Continue reading

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Foreign Area Officer (aka Getting Paid to be an Expert)

Hello cyberspace!  Katie here, coming at you with a little bit more incentive to go military, or even just military related.  A lot of agencies and services have realized the importance of having individuals specialized in certain areas of the … Continue reading

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Lecture: Japanese Technical Translation: Freelancing as a Career

Information from jetwit.com via PNW JETAA. Japanese Technical Translation: Freelancing as a Career When: Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 3:30-5:00pm Where: UW Campus, Denny Hall 216 Learn about technical translation as a career. Mr. Barrett will help us understand what technical … Continue reading

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