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TRANSLATION

Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jan 29, 2023
Matsuo Basho's complete works reveal the sensuality and innovation of a master poet
Andrew Fitzsimons offers carefully considered translations of the poet’s works, including his famous haiku about a frog in a pond, in “Basho: The Complete Haiku of Matsuo Basho.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jan 28, 2023
Translations and books about Japan for your 2023 reading list
From Osamu Dazai to Yu Miri, the year ahead promises of trove of books about Japan and newly translated literature.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / 2022 in Review
Dec 31, 2022
Japanese stories captivated overseas audiences in 2022
This year marked increased recognition for female Japanese authors, while Japan-based stories provided the inspiration for Hollywood adaptations such as 'Bullet Train' and 'Tokyo Vice.'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 11, 2022
Yuki Tejima: 'Women have always had a place in the literary world, but now there’s a new generation with really strong voices'
Yuki Tejima runs the Instagram account Book Nerd Tokyo. She uses the platform to discuss books and cafes she loves — a simple formula that has proven very popular.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Nov 11, 2022
Don’t get confused using your ei bii s(h)ii's when writing Japanese
There are two systems in place to romanize Japanese. One way reflects how the language is pronounced today, the other might be more true to original Japanese.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 2, 2022
China's propaganda put under scrutiny as netizen comments translated
The weaponization of translations of online content has alarmed Chinese authorities.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jul 8, 2022
Why translators are fighting for more credit from Western publishers
Many publishers don't credit translators on book covers, but translators have been pushing for recognition in recent years as they become driving forces for selling books.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Apr 14, 2022
J. League interpreter's career was found in translation
Among the unsung heroes working in the background of sports, interpreters play a particularly vital role in keeping teams whose players and coaches come from various nations functioning.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Mar 25, 2022
Are your Japanese translations sounding robotic? Opt for the human touch.
Too many companies see machine translation as their ticket to being understood in foreign countries. It can be a costly move in the long-run.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Mar 18, 2022
A ‘beautiful’ translation does not preclude a ‘faithful’ result
There are a few myths when it comes to the accuracy of any given translation; the process is more complicated than you think.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Feb 25, 2022
Translation: The fifth language skill no one tells you about
Knowing two languages must mean you can translate between them, right? Not necessarily. Here are a few tips for when you suddenly find yourself in a translator role.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jan 21, 2022
Translator trip-ups: What do they mean for learning Japanese?
Have you ever had trouble precisely translating a word? While it may prove difficult in the moment, you're likely getting a free lesson in Japanese culture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Nov 12, 2021
The limitations of audio-visual translation in shows like ‘Squid Game’
Entertainment translation is a constant juggling act, and viewer criticisms are sometimes made with a lack of understanding of how translation for subtitles and dubbed overlay work.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / The World of Translators
May 16, 2021
Masatsugu Ono: ‘I always feel for those on the periphery of society’
Translator and Francophile Masatsugu Ono draws on stories of his hometown in Oita Prefecture to inform his writing.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Apr 16, 2021
'Bidenese' returns interpreters and translators to a linguistic safe zone
Japanese translators made news when they expressed difficulties in translating former U.S. President Donald Trump. So, how are they doing with Joe Biden?
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Mar 26, 2021
Does Google Translate make foreign language learning unnecessary? Not quite
Idioms and other turns of phrase are often taken literally when left to Google Translate to make sense of things. That means translator jobs are safe for now.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / The World of Translators
Jan 23, 2021
Poetry and translation are intertwined for Sawako Nakayasu
For poet Sawako Nakayasu, 45, a multicultural upbringing is what forged her distinctive perspective of language and artistic expression. Nakayasu was born in Yokohama and moved to the United States with her family when she was six. Although she was raised mostly in the U.S., Nakayasu also lived in France...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 19, 2020
'Tokyo Ueno Station' by Yu Miri wins U.S. book award
The author said she wants to share the prize with the people of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, where she now resides.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Sep 22, 2020
First South Korean 'comfort women' novel released in English
Kim Soom's 'One Left' tells the story of one former captive who debates whether to go public with her story.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Sep 5, 2020
‘Astral Season, Beastly Season’: The ambiguity and conflicting extremes of being a teenager
Poet Tahi Saihate's novel centered on adolescence offers an authentic yet compassionate view of searching for meaning and human connections.

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