Join us

Are you a translator or interpreter working with Japanese and English? Whether you’re already established or just starting out in the profession, join us!

J-Net offers:

  • A lively forum for Japanese/English translators and interpreters, both online and in person
  • Members mailing list for enquiries and sharing information
  • Job opportunities and invitations to share large projects
  • Informal networking for new relationships and broader perspectives
  • Workshops for continuing professional development (held in the UK)
  • Opportunity to be mentored by experienced translators in your chosen specialisation
  • The network Bulletin, a valuable source of information covering all sorts of issues relating to the work of Japanese/English translators and interpreters, particularly those working in the UK
  • All this for only £30 per year! (Membership fee for 2023, subject to change)

To join, just fill out the membership form. Once we have your details, we will send instructions on how to pay the subscription fee. On payment we will invite you to join the online forum/mailing list. You can also access the member’s section of the website and list your details in our member’s directory, which will allow people looking for translators and interpreters to find you.

Subscription payment methods

J-Net accepts subscription payments by bank transfer. We also offer the option of paying via PayPal to overseas applicants, who would otherwise incur international bank transfer charges. However, if you wish to expense J-Net subscription through your company’s account, you must use the bank transfer option. We regret that we cannot provide a receipt from “J-Net” in the case of PayPal payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Must I be a member of the ITI to join J-Net?

No, non-members of ITI can join as Friends of J-Net. About half of our members are in this category. Friends have access to our mailing list and are listed in our directory of members.

I’m looking for translation/interpreting work. Should I join J-Net?

Offers of work are posted to the members list, but nothing is guaranteed and this shouldn’t be the reason you join. J-Net is first and foremost a group of people with a professional interest in translation and interpreting between Japanese and English, not a translation company/agency.