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Interpretation & Translation Committee

PurposeF
In cooperation with local public entities, our members volunteer translation and interpretation services in order to make Ichikawa City a comfortable place for our foreign residents. Recently, opportunities to communicate with neighboring countries have increased. Given that many visitors from these neighboring countries have chosen to reside permanently in our community, it is predicted that the need for translation and interpretation of welfare and education information will be required. It is our urgent task to arrange some specialists of Southeast Asian languages. 

As part of the preparations for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2020, the Chiba Prefectural Government is proceeding to provide training programs for volunteer interpreters. We regard this as an opportunity to enhance our activities, and will actively participate in these training programs.

Main activities

1j Volunteer for Interpretations/Translations in Fiscal 2016
Volunteer activities for interpretations/translations to assist foreign residents for Fiscal 2016 were as follows:
Requests received: 84 (single request for multiple languages is counted in each language)
Members volunteered: 34
@@@@@@@@@(numbers of events)

   Translation  Interpretation  Total # of per.  
  # of req.   # of per.  # of req.   # of per.  # of req    # of per. 
 English 21 22 12 13 33  35 12
 Chinese 15 16 2  2  17  18  10
 Korean 9  9 9  9 1
French 1 @    1  1 1
German 5    4  5 3
 Spanish   4  1  1  5  5  2
 Tagalog 8  8  1 1  9 9 1
Thai   2     2  2 2
 Total  68  71 16  17  84  88 34

2) Total requests: 84, number of languages covered: 10
@Almost of requests were from Municipal Office Of Ichikawa; due to foreigners' settlement has progressed there were many requests for interpretation and translation concerning welfare, education and health.

3j Training Sessions For Translations/Interpretations
@English, German, and Chinese language teams have held training sessions to enhance their translation/interpretation abilities.


Previous events

Chinese conversation training in high school

In accordance with request from high school, conversation trainers were sent to students who visit to China in the school trip.

Interpretation at the nursery school

In accordance with request from nursery school, an interpreter was dispatched for an interview between nursery school and foreign residents who are parents of newly entering students.

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