Tamako Takamatsu


Tamako Takamatsu

Born in Japan, raised in the U.S. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, worked in Tokyo for a classical music management agency based in New York. Taught interpreting and public speaking classes at Simul Academy. As a freelance interpreter, worked for such clients as the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. Served as the “instructor” on an educational radio program on NHK, teaching English used in news broadcasts.


One Interpreter’s Experiences (JATINT)

This talk will be in both English and Japanese. I hope to provide useful information for interpreters, or persons considering a career in interpreting. As a senpai in this field, I hope to share with listeners some of what I have experienced over the years. I will speak about the difference between Japanese and English listeners’ expectations, and on the importance of Public Speaking, which I...