Differences between Japanese and American Judicial Procedure: Interpreters’ Perspectives

There are many differences between the US and Japanese judicial procedures. Suzuki will talk about one of the biggest differences –deposition procedure which is a disclosure tool. She will explain what it is and the role of interpreters in the procedure, as well as expressions often used in such a procedure. In the latter part of the presentation, Marszalenko will discuss Japan’s saibain-in system and its differences with the American jury system. The impact of this system on the interpreter’s work with a focus on document translation and presentation will also be discussed.