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...

What We Talk About When We Talk about Gadgets

What We Talk About When We Talk about Gadgets In the translation industry, dictionaries and other resources are considered to be “skills you can buy.” They are what professionals should have if they ...

[JIF2015] Finding Work: Nuts and Bolts

Finding Work: Nuts and Bolts How can I find work if I have no experience whatsoever? The biggest concern many students studying at various interpreting schools might be not knowing how to develop the...

[JIF2015] Agency AMA: What They Really Think

Agency AMA: What They Really Think Most interpreters meet and actually have a substantial conversation with their agency rep only once in their career: when they sign up. Because we rarely ever hav...

[JIF2015] Only a Start: Add Value to Interpreting

Only a Start: Add Value to Interpreting The medical device industry is booming. Prime Minister Abe and his government see it as one of the growth drivers to propel Japan out of years of economic stag...

Japan Interpreting Forum 2015

Japan Interpreting Forum 2015 Time/Date: 9:00-16:30 on August 29, 2015 Venue: Alcadia Ichigaya Admission: JACI member: 3,500 yen / Non-Member: 7,000 yen Register from here (Japanese only) [...

Launch of Official Website

The official website of the Japan Association of Conference Interpreters is here! The site still lacks publicly accessible content (some video and articles are available to members only) but we hav...