Renowned interpreter Masao Kunihiro dies

Nov 26, 2014

Renowned interpreter Masao Kunihiro dies

Masao Kunihiro, a former Diet member and renowned interpreter who conducted simultaneous interpretation during the live TV broadcast of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969, died of natural causes Tuesday evening at a Tokyo nursing care facility. He was 84. A ...

Nov 21, 2014

Oxford chooses 'vape' as word of the year for 2014

The Oxford English Dictionary named “vape” — the word used for drawing on an electronic cigarette instead of a burning stick of tobacco — as its 2014 word of the year. “You are thirty times more likely to come across the word ‘vape’ than ...

Nov 18, 2014

First-heard language retained by adoptees

Babies adopted by international foster parents may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their minds, scientists said Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first ...