In this episode, I speak with Stacy Smith about the joys and challenges of working as a professional Japanese translator and interpreter. Stacy worked as a Coordinator of International Relations (CIR) in Kumamoto-ken before eventually returning to the United States and turning her love of Japanese into a career. When not on the road with work, Stacy lives in New York City. Together we discuss how Stacy became interested in the Japanese language; how she went about deciding to become a professional translator & interpreter; the impact of technology on the world of professional translation & interpretation; and tips for improving your own Japanese study habits. To learn more about Stacy, check out her website as well as her blog posts for JETwit. Also, here’s a great article about Japanese translation and interpretation. Enjoy! Nick
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