Japan Style Sheet

Japan Style Sheet, Third edition (updated and expanded)

The SWET Guide for Writers, Editors and Translators

Third edition (updated and expanded)

Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators

92 pages, 185 x 228 cm

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A cross-professional guide

Anchor your Japan-related writing and publishing endeavors in tested practices and informed choices. The updated and expanded third edition of the JSS provides authoritative support for translators, editors, writers, and others working with English-language texts concerning Japan.

日本情報コンテンツを欧文で書くときすぐ必要な秘訣集
*** 英文編集40年の熟練プロ集団からのアドバイス ***

・日本語のローマ字表記――海外読者にはどれが一番わかりやすい?
・人名は姓が先? それとも後?
・長母音をどう書いたらいい? 地名や固有名詞の表記は?
・イタリック体、アポストロフィ、ハイフンはどう使う?
. . . etc., etc. . . .

お役立ちリンク先ほか、便利な情報が満載です!

Getting Oriented

Transliterating Japanese

  • Romanization Systems
  • Long Vowels
  • N or M: Shinbun or Shimbun?
  • Apostrophes
  • Hyphens

Matters of Style

  • Italics
  • Personal Names
  • Place Names
  • Capitalization
  • Plurals
  • Loanwords
  • Kanji in English Text
  • Quotation Marks
  • Note, Bibliography, and Index Styles

Appendices

  • Hepburn Orthography
  • Prefectures, Provinces
  • Numbers
  • Units of Measure
  • Imperial Reigns and Historical Eras
  • Modern Era Conversion Chart
  • Principal Periods of Japanese History
  • Further References
  • Internet Resources

Index

See also the dedicated website japanstylesheet.com.

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