JACI Interpreter Interview #3: Fri McWilliams

This interview of JACI-certified member Fri McWilliams took place in June 2017. - Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Yamaguchi, but soon moved to Hiroshima where my parents still...

Special Interview: Mary Allred and Trevor Price

Depositions cannot take place without experts like Mary Allred (stenographer) and Trevor Price (videographer). Interpreters may be the ones bridging communication, but what happens in the room and wha...

[JIF2017] Theatrical Interpreting: A Primer

Wakana Myers Wakana is a fully bilingual conference interpreter who spent time growing up in Canada, Switzerland, Hungary, and the U.S. After graduating from Sophia University she worked as an in-hou...

[JIF2017] Japan Interpreting Forum 2017

Japan Interpreting Forum 2017 Time/Date: 9:30-18:45 on August 26, 2017 Venue: Forum 8 (Shibuya) Admission: JACI member: 3,500 yen / Non-Member: 8,000 yen Register from here (Japanese only) ...

JACI Interpreter Interview #2: Derek Wessman

This interview of JACI-certified member Derek Wessman took place in February 2017. - Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in San Diego, California, and grew up in Utah and Washingto...

JACI Interpreter Interview #1: Tom Eskildsen

This interview of JACI-certified member Tom Eskildsen took place in February 2017. - Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Tokyo to Lutheran missionaries from the US. I grew up in...

[JIF2016] Simultaneous Interpreting for Beginners

Simultaneous Interpreting for Beginners Generally, students at a regular interpreting school in Japan would learn consecutive first and work their way up to simultaneous over time. However, ever si...

[JIF2016] Diplomatt School: The Way We Teach

Diplomatt School: The Way We Teach Diplomatt School Principal Fujiko Hara believes that “interpreters need to have the ability to communicate,” because interpreting is more than a simple act of wor...

[JIF2016] Simultaneous Interpreter AMA: Our Story

Simultaneous Interpreter AMA: Our Story Every year at the Japan Interpreting Forum, we organize a simultaneous interpreter AMA session in addition to an agency session to observe the realities of o...

[JIF2016] Japan Interpreting Forum 2016

Japan Interpreting Forum 2016 Time/Date: 9:30-18:45 on August 27, 2016 Venue: Forum 8 (Shibuya) Admission: JACI member: 3,500 yen / Non-Member: 8,000 yen Register from here (Japanese only) ...

[3/26] My Path to Conference Interpretation

My Path to Conference Interpretation There are many paths that lead to the same destination. For Yoshihito Kurasawa, an exclusive interpreter for Simul International, Inc., that destination was to be...

[2/20] Police Interpreting Workshop

Police Interpreting Workshop With Tokyo 2020 only four years away, the police force in Japan is entering a new phase in investigating crimes committed by foreign nationals. However, the qualification...