Posted by: sbilingual | February 10, 2012

Simultaneous interpretation provided at foreign minister’s news confab

The Foreign Ministry began providing simultaneous interpretation in English for its minister’s news conference on Wednesday, a measure aimed at better communicating the country’s positions to the world.

The interpretation service, which would help members of the foreign press in attendance at news conferences at the ministry, “will heighten the communicative capacity of Japanese diplomacy,” Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said at the first simultaneously interpreted news conference at the briefing room refurbished with a special booth for interpreters.

“I hope to convey Japan’s stance to the international community in a precise manner,” Gemba said in Japanese.

Previously, only the ministry’s deputy press secretary held news conferences for members of the foreign press, with English as the working language, while the foreign minister’s news conferences were held in Japanese.

Taking note of the importance of disseminating information to the international community in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, the ministry decided to strengthen the capacity to get its messages across in English, according to ministry officials.

The new service got its funding in the second supplementary budget for the fiscal year through March.

Simultaneous interpretation has been provided at news conferences at the prime minister’s office since last mid-March.

We provide complete on-site simultaneous interpretation services for conferences, meetings & events of all sizes anywhere in the world. Our goal is to break down language barriers – inconspicuously and seamlessly – while providing the very best service in the industry. We believe in always striving for perfect, broadcast level sound quality, in using cutting-edge technology, in recruiting the best people in the business to be part of our team, and continually perfecting our resourcefulness and ability to respond to the needs of the client.

Our conference services include:

Equipment Services

Technical Staff

Transmission Equipment

Sound Isolation Booths

Interpreter Stations and Control Consoles

Microphones and Sound Services

Recording Services

Sandra Olmedo
Bilingual Resources Group, Inc.
Tel: (504) 253-0364
Toll Free: (877) 608-4594
Fax: (504) 910-8499

Our top priority is providing you excellent service.  Feedback regarding our service is always appreciated.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: