Another talk on the Nakai diaries coming up!


Nakai Hiromu's Kokai Shinsetsu

I have very kindly been given another opportunity to talk about translating Nakai Hiromu’s first travel diary, A Travel Sketch of the West – A New Account of Crossing the Seas.

This time the event is organised by JAT (Japan Association of Translators) and SWET (Society of Writers, Editors and Translators) and will be held in Osaka on Sunday, September 21st, 2014.

Please see the website below for details:

I look forward to seeing you there if you can make it!

– Eleanor




IJET 25 Tokyo


I will be giving a talk on the subject of translation entitled, “Translating Japanese History – For Love, Not Money -” in June, later this year.

For details, please see the following IJET website page.

If you are interested in the field of translation, I can highly recommend attending this event.

I wish I could stay for the whole thing, but I will only be able to attend to give my own talk.

I hope to see you there though, if you can make it.