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.
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...