Simul chief Muramatsu, pioneering interpreter, dies at 82

Kyodo

Masumi Muramatsu, an interpreter and former chairman of Simul International Inc., died March 3, his family said Thursday. He was 82.

Muramatsu is known as a pioneer in the field of simultaneous interpretation and participated in the foundation of Simul International, Japan’s first group of interpreters for international conferences, in 1965.

Muramatsu, a Tokyo native, was part of the interpretation team that worked on the live TV broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.