Kumiko Torikai

List of John Benjamins publications for which Kumiko Torikai plays a role.


Subjects Communication Studies | Translation Studies


This chapter attempts to illustrate the significance of studying the history of interpreting through novels, focusing on Yoshimura Akira who portrayed pre-modern interpreters within socio-political contexts of the time. Four of Yoshimura’s novels will be analyzed: (1) Fuyu no Taka (1974),… read more | Article
This paper seeks to explore the perception of culture held by conference and diplomatic interpreters in post-WWII Japan. Based on oral history research with five Japanese pioneers, interpreters’ perceptions about culture and cultural barriers in communication are studied and then compared with… read more | Article