Medical interpreters in high demand as tourists flock to Niseko

National Apr 5, 2018

Medical interpreters in high demand as tourists flock to Niseko

Medical interpreters are helping a popular ski resort in Hokkaido deal with the growing number of foreign guests there. To overcome the language barrier, Kutchan-Kosei General Hospital in the town of Kutchan, near the Niseko resort, employs a five-member team of medical interpreters. At times, ...

Business / Corporate Jul 25, 2014

Yamaha releases app that 'translates' engine sounds

by Masaaki Kameda

First came the dog-interpretation gadget, Bowlingual. Now a Japanese company is offering humans a way to understand another nonhuman species: engines. Major motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha Motor Co. released on Wednesday the Rev Translator app, which supposedly translates engine sounds into Japanese. The company is planning ...