Translating & Interpreting Special Interest Group

This Special Interest Group focuses on the interests of translators and interpreters. Literary translation is a primary interest of many who work in the Japanese language field; but there is also interest in the work of translating other types of materials from and to Japanese as well as that of interpreting between Japanese and other languages (notably English in the case of most AATJ members).

Translation and Interpreting Courses at US Colleges and Universities

Click on the link below to download a 16-page list, with descriptions, of courses in translation and interpreting offered at US colleges and universities (compiled December 2016).This list will be updated as we receive new information. Many thanks to the SIG members who contributed to this listing:

List of Translation and Interpreting Courses Offered at US Colleges and Universities


The SIG will organize panels at the annual conferences and solicit journal and newsletter contributions on topics related to translating and interpreting (including teaching translating and interpreting and introducing these fields to students as possible careers).

For the 2017 Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, the SIG has organized a panel session on teaching translation and interpreting. The session will take place on Saturday, March 18, as part of the AAS conference, held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel. For information on the AAS Annual Meeting, see

For more information or to be added to the email list please contact SIG Coordinator Anna Zielinska-Elliott at