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TRANSLATION

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BUSINESS / Companies / Regional voices: Chubu
Apr 10, 2020
As pandemic hits conferences, Aichi firm launches remote interpretation services
As the business environment continues to be affected by the spread of COVID-19, an industrial painting firm based in Anjo, Aichi Prefecture, has begun offering Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation services remotely using teleconference systems.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 10, 2020
Japan must provide multilingual information on COVID-19
The government should create basic guidelines on how to disseminate information and give consultation services in foreign languages on COVID-19.
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JAPAN
Feb 18, 2020
Health ministry struggles to provide COVID-19 updates in foreign languages
The health ministry is struggling to keep non-Japanese updated on the rapidly escalating situation in a timely manner, hampered by a dearth of staff proficient in foreign languages.
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COMMUNITY / How-tos
Jan 16, 2020
Why English translation needs the native touch
Japan is a country that prides itself on focusing on the smallest details, so why do incorrect English translations plague signage across the country?
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JAPAN
Oct 4, 2019
One interpreter making a world of difference for Georgian rugby team in Japan
Interpreters have been provided for almost every team competing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but in a country with a very limited number of Georgian speakers, a 28-year-old man is supporting the squad all by himself.
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JAPAN / History
Aug 22, 2019
Pioneering Japanese interpreting team opened nation's eyes to disabled athletes at '64 Paralympics
Foreign residents and wheelchairs — much less Paralympic athletes — were a rare sight in Japan in 1964.
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JAPAN
Aug 19, 2019
For Japan's medical interpretation industry, tourism boom presents growing challenge
During one of her medical-interpreting lessons in July, teacher Yoshiko Ishizaka, 77, brought up the case of a former student who was dealing with schizophrenia.
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CULTURE / Books
Aug 17, 2019
Understanding the challenging world of the literary translator
English translations of Japanese books have found an enthusiastic audience around the world, and while the author is undoubtedly the star of the show, the translator's role should not be underestimated.
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JAPAN
Aug 7, 2019
Tourists to Japan are fueling a boom in personal translation devices
Takehiko Fujita wouldn't be able to do his job selling eye drops and pain relievers without his pocket translator.
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LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Jun 16, 2019
Little AI things for life adjustments
A portable breathalyzer that offers drinking advice, an app that will sort out all your photos, and a hearing aid that can translate 27 languages — all with a little help of AI.
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JAPAN
May 28, 2019
Archive to tell story of Beate Sirota Gordon's pivotal role in fight for gender equality in Japan
Documents related to Beate Sirota Gordon, the American translator who played a major role in the formulation of the Japanese Constitution's gender equality protections, are being archived in a project exploring the development of women's rights.
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JAPAN
Apr 3, 2019
Find your 'dwarf' at the 'Forgotten Center'?: Japan calls for fix to odd translations amid tourist influx
"Forgotten Center" instead of "Lost and Found" is just one of the mistranslations discovered on websites that may puzzle foreign tourists in Japan, the government said Wednesday, urging the operators to fix such problems as soon as possible.
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JAPAN
Apr 3, 2019
Japan assures world that Reiwa is all about 'beautiful harmony' and has nothing to do with 'command'
The move is intended to dispel what the ministry considers erroneous reports overseas that the new era name has connotations of “command” or “order.”
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JAPAN
Mar 19, 2019
All aboard the Sakai Muscle Line? Osaka Metro axes foreign language website after botched translation
Punctual trains. Rat-free platforms. A high standard of cleanliness. The Japanese commuter railway system is known for efficient, sanitary and high quality service.
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CULTURE / Books / WORKS BY JAPANESE WOMEN
Mar 16, 2019
Yoko Tawada: Wondrously strange subject matter from a fantastical imagination
Prize-winning author Yoko Tawada tethers her playful prose to realistic social issues: gender roles, immigration, aging societies. Writing in both Japanese and German, her novels have crossed multiple cultural boundaries.
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JAPAN
Feb 24, 2019
Donald Keene, lauded scholar of Japanese literature, dies at 96
Prominent U.S.-born Japanese literature scholar Donald Keene, who introduced a roster of talented writers from Japan to the world, died of cardiac arrest in Tokyo on Sunday.
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JAPAN
Feb 1, 2019
Aeon rolls out real-time video interpreting service for non-Japanese customers in 10 languages
In light of an increasing number of foreign customers, supermarket giant Aeon Co. on Friday launched a real-time video interpreting service.
JAPAN
Jan 7, 2019
Ministry earmarks subsidies totaling ¥20 million to set up translation systems for foreign students at schools
The education ministry plans to set up a new subsidy system for prefectures and large cities that offer detailed support to foreign students attending public elementary and junior high schools and their parents through the use of multilingual translation systems.
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COMMUNITY
Jan 6, 2019
Knowing how to write is a necessary skill if you want to work in translation
Any great chef can whip up an omelet. But each has their own style — the herb-rich French omelet, the albumin-heavy American omelet, the sweet Japanese tamagoyaki, the list goes on — but either way, you can expect to be served up something tasty.
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CULTURE / Books
Nov 24, 2018
'The Frolic of the Beasts': A Mishima classic, roused from its long hibernation
Andrew Clare has published an impressive array of translations of novels by Japanese authors, all while putting in long hours at the corporate coalface. Now, Clare is launching his translation — the first in English — of a classic, but little-known, Yukio Mishima novel, 'The Frolic of the Beasts.'

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