George Tokikuni (IJET-22)

George Tokikuni is a patent translator specializing in electronics and computers. After working for a Japanese electric manufacturer for nine years as an engineer, he started working for a translation agency as an in-house technical translator. Now he has his own translation company for J-to-E patent translation and also serves as a part-time technical English teacher at two Japanese colleges. He enjoys playing tennis, skiing, and jogging, and likes beer and red wine.


The Most Important Thing in J-to-E Translation

Understanding the Original

Translation can be roughly divided into two processes: understanding the original and expressing what you get from the original (referred to here as "information") in the target language. I have come to believe that the fi rst process is more...