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Whether in Kobe for business, pleasure, Professional Translation’s professional interpreters can take care of all your language requirements. Our Kobe based interpreters have a background or qualification in the field at hand, in addition to impeccable knowledge of both the source and target language.
Our interpreting services in Kobe cover 100 languages and dialects in all manner of fields, including legal, engineering, industrial, shipping and conference interpreting.
Situated only 30km from Osaka, on the north shore of Osaka Bay, Kobe is the sixth largest city in Japan and the capital of Hyugo Prefecture. Kobe is an important and cosmopolitan port city and has been so ever since it became one of the first cities to open to foreign trade in the nineteenth century.
Home to around 1.5 million people, Kobe makes up part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. The regional headquarters of over 100 international firms, including Nestle, are located here.
The city is not only a hub for business and trade but is also renowned for its beauty. Located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe attracts many tourists who come to visit its beaches, promenade the Harborland or get a glimpse of the famous red steel port tower (pictured).
Simultaneous interpreting requires lots of skill and experience and can be very tiring for an interpreter, which is why it is common for two interpreters to work in partnership. They listen via a headset to the speaker and interpret what is being said into a microphone for the relevant audience members taking it in turns every 15/20 minutes.
Simultaneous interpretation like this is commonly required at conferences that involve several different languages and a large number of participants.
Consecutive interpreting is probably the most common type of interpreting and is widely used. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial discussions, legal, technical or engineering discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards. If a speech is delivered, the interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties - at a stall or elsewhere.
Facilitating interpreting is used when a client has limited English / source language skills but requires technical or in depth terminology to be clarified in their native tongue to avoid misunderstandings. The facilitating interpreter is there primarily to ensure communication is effective and relieve the client from the fatigue of speaking in a foreign tongue.
Telephone interpreting allows parties of different nationalities, who are not able to meet in person, to communication via telephone or video conferencing. The interpreter bridges the gap. Sometimes an interpreter is present in one of the two locations, and sometimes he/she is also located somewhere apart from both parties.
Professional Translation provides specialist interpretation and translation services in a wide variety of locations. Whatever your requirement, we are happy to assist you with proffesional interpreters or translators. If the specific location in which you require interpreting services is not listed, please contact us directly.
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