Past IJET - IJET-26 in York
Peter Denison-Edson joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1968 after reading Geography and postgraduate Economics at St John’s College, Cambridge. He served twice in the British Embassy in Tokyo (1969-1975 and 1982-1985) before moving to work for GPA, an Irish aircraft leasing and finance company with strong connections to Japan, and later as a consultant on business with Japan. He now lives in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, UK, and is Chairman of the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group and the Swaledale Festival.
The Art and Enterprise of translating VIP conversations
I will discuss the complexities of translating conversations (as distinct from set speeches and conference presentations) between VIPs (British and Japanese monarchs, senior judges, religious leaders) which involves the immediate need to establish personal relationship, and...