Translation for Tourism (One-day Workshop) (TFT101-FA)
- Sunday 10:00-16:30
- Shunsuke Komamiya
- At least Upper Intermediate English proficiency skills. Please refer to this chart if you are not sure about your level: https://www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/courses/english-level.html
- Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
- Language of
Domestic tourism in Japan has received remarkable attention since Tokyo was selected to be the host city for Olympic Games 2020. This workshop is designed to provide a variety of skills and knowledge on translation for tourism purposes. At the beginning of the workshop, participants will learn about different types of translation tasks critical to the tourism industry. We will also work collaboratively in groups of 2 or 3 to translate several types of text including hotel websites, travel advertisement and leaflets (mainly English into Japanese). Your translation works will be shared in the classroom, and we will discuss and analyze them from a variety of perspectives. Through these discussions, you will be able to not only learn practical translation skills, but also gain "text analysis" skills, which can be applied to your daily business/work.
This workshop is designed for anybody interested in translation for tourism purposes. Please note that translation will mainly be from English to Japanese.
As a professional translator specializing in translation, subtitling and language consulting services, Shunsuke Komamiya is currently involved in a wide range of projects such as IT, legal, business, tourism and art. Mr. Komamiya holds a MSc in Scientific, Technical & Medical Translation with Translation Technology from Imperial College London. He is also a member of Japan Translation Federation and European Society for Translation Studies Member.
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