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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.

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