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TRANSLATION

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Aug 29, 2018
In Japan, the most important rule for language translation is often broken
As Japan continues to court more foreign tourists, the nation must learn to respect foreign languages as much as its own.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 30, 2017
Best-selling Kojien dictionary expands nuclear terms in once-a-decade update
In a once-a-decade update, Japan's most popular dictionary reviews and expands its range of nuclear terms, acknowledging the impact of the Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 2, 2017
Justice seen hamstrung as experts say Japan court interpreters should be licensed
Courts are supposed to be bastions of justice. But equal justice may be thwarted for some defendants owing to language barriers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Apr 15, 2017
'The Book of the Dead': The first complete translation of Shinobu Orikuchi's classic
Both influential and deeply mysterious, "The Book of the Dead" ("Shisha no Sho," 1943) is the most famous work of fiction by Shinobu Orikuchi (1887-1953), a pioneer of folklore studies in Japan and renowned poet. Orikuchi was fascinated with the origins of Japanese religion and the connections between...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Mar 26, 2017
The confessions of a Japanese-to-Hungarian translator
Over some Hungarian wine, a translator who does not wish to be identified spills the beans on the juicier bits of her job.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2017
Japan’s interpreters struggle to make sense of 'Trumpese'
As political leaders in Japan pay close attention to how U.S. President Donald Trump will go in office, so, too, are interpreters who have had a nightmarish experience translating his disjointed speeches.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 17, 2016
Panasonic to launch megaphone that can translate on the fly
Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it will start offering in December a megaphone capable of automatically translating Japanese into English, Chinese and Korean in its latest bid to help companies cope with an increase in foreign visitors to Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 21, 2016
Meguru Yamaguchi: 'Help others, keep creating masterpieces'
Contemporary artist on 'Lost in Translation,' pop art and taking a selfie.
COMMENTARY / World / THE VIEW FROM NEW YORK
May 4, 2016
The complexities of 'they' versus 'xe/him/xir'
The long search to find a way to refer to people in English without relying on gender won't be ending anytime soon.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Apr 4, 2016
Luckily for English speakers, machine translation still can't match a native's touch
The consensus is that translation will one day inevitably be taken over by computers — but we're not there yet.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2016
Tokyo interpreting firm hopes to cash in on tourism boom with over-the-phone assistance
The operator of a Tokyo-based call center is expanding services to target municipalities and companies in need of interpreters to communicate with foreign residents, tourists and customers.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Apr 2, 2016
Getting to the root of the problem
Would you like some lotus root (renkon) and coconut candy?
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 26, 2016
Undergoing the third degree in prewar Japan
A New Zealander who was taken into custody by prewar Japanese police provides a haunting account of jailhouse torture.
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Oct 29, 2015
Finding laughs in translations that have lost the plot
The Orikaeshi Honyaku Dictionary site, which boasts the catchphrase “from Japanese to Japanese,” roughly translates as 'Chinese whispers.'
Japan Times
LIFE / Language
Sep 21, 2015
When translation gets tough, bow to the 'Green Goddess'
For me personally, the most frustrating part of translating Japanese into English is looking up the definitions of words I don't know.
EDITORIALS
Jul 18, 2015
Honda makes English official
Honda is just the latest in a growing number of Japanese firms embracing English as its official language; now the nation's education system needs to respond with more effective ways of teaching the language.
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2015
Translation firm leaked classified document, NRA says
A translation company under contract with the Nuclear Regulation Authority has leaked an internal, classified document online from the nuclear watchdog, its secretariat said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Mar 31, 2015
Translation tech gets Olympic push
Japan may not be the best in the world when it comes to speaking English, but it remains a pioneer in developing cutting-edge translation technology.
JAPAN
Mar 24, 2015
Revamp planned for ultra-rigorous tour guide exam
The Japan Tourism Agency is planning to revamp a government exam for tour guides serving foreigners, following criticism that the current test contains some questions that are either too difficult or irrelevant to the job.
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2015
Tokyo to set up free call center for Olympic interpretation services
Tokyo plans to set up a 24-hour call center this year so tourism-related businesses can obtain free interpretation in three languages ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

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