September 30th is Translation Day for Japan and International Translation Day for the world

In Japan, today, September 30th is “Translation Day” established by the Japan Translation Federation (JTF).

In the world, today is “International Translation Day.”

Originally, this day is a day associated with St. Jerome, who is deeply involved in translation, and it has long been celebrated as “Translation Day” in the Western translation community. It was adopted and officially recognized at the United Nations General Assembly in May 2017 as a resolution that emphasizes “the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.” That is “International Translation Day.”

In Japan, it was proposed by the Japan Translation Federation and officially registered as an anniversary by the Japan Anniversary Association on May 20, 2019.

Let’s celebrate and remember the “Translation Day” for Japan and “International Translation Day” for the world together.