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NAT: Japanese Translators & Interpreters online Meeting and Discussion

  • 31 March 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Comfort of your Own Space - Zoom Webinar
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NAT: Japanese Translators & Interpreters online Meeting & Discussion
Live Event - Via Zoom online

Wednesday 31 March 2021

7.00pm - 9.00pm AEST (Qld)

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AUSIT is pleased to invite all Japanese interpreters and/or translators to join this online discussion.

The online discussion offers a conducive and interactive environment, particularly during COVID, for all members and non-members to get to know their colleagues and exchange ideas and tips on how to navigate uncharted territory.  The discussion will cover the following topics:

  • Zoom tactics for Japanese interpreters
  • Idioms and Sayings (bring your favourite saying and its translation)
  • Favourite online resource corner
  • General problems discussion
  • Uncharted territory: How to deal with regional place names and historic names

  David Shield

David Shield is a recent graduate of the University of Queensland's Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT) program. He spent many years working as a translator and interpreter for Oyama City council in Japan where he specialised in public policy. In 2019, he was the winner in the Japanese stream for the inaugural AUSIT Translation Competition. He now works as a freelance Japanese to English translator.

Joining the online discussion

Please NOTE this is a live webinar and you must log in and register to attend at the date and time advised.  Registrants will be provided with an access link to join two days before the event.

Language-specific reminder

Please NOTE this is a language-specific meeting. The facilitator/moderator, audience and other participants may use LOTE (i.e. Japanese) at different stages of the discussion or the entire online meeting.

This is a LIVE EVENT and WILL NOT be recorded

PD Logbook

Introductory PD

Please  consult the NAATI Recertification Catalogue to allocate the relevant PD Points - downloadable from   Some activities can be included under different categories, so please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification purposes.'

Certificates and recordings:

Certificates for PD purposes and copies of recordings (if available) may take approximately two (2) weeks to be released following the event.


Wednesday 31 March 2021
7.00pm - 9.00pm AEST


The Comfort of your own Space
Zoom online Webinar - Live






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