Lectures/Classes

Workshop – Interpreting in times of disaster

Organizer: Iwate International Association

2010.07.17 (Sat)   Time: 13:00 – 17:00 Location: Aiina

The purpose of this workshop is to train foreign language supporters
who will be able to assist foreign residents during disasters in order
for them to live comfortably and safely.

■ Requirements
  You must either:
  Be registered as a foreign language supporter, or had registered as a life assistance volunteer before 2008.
  Be able to speak Japanese and one or more foreign languages at a practical level, and be interested in becoming a foreign language supporter.

■ Time:
  July 17 (Saturday) 13:00 – 1700

■ Location:
  Aiina 7th Floor – Conference Room 701

■ Workshop Details
1. Preparing yourself for interpreting during a disaster
  -Things you must be careful about.
  -Thinks you should know beforehand
  Instructor: Taro Tamura
   (President, Center for Multicultural Information & Assistance)

2. Disaster translation/interpretation practice
  Practice interpretation in groups separated by target language.
  Subjects include: information collection at evacuation shelters, providing
  multilingual information broadcasts, multilingual signage, etc.

□ Practice Coordinator:
  Taro Tamura
   (President, Center for Multicultural Information & Assistance)
□ Chinese Instructors:
  Xiaomei Zheng
   (CIR, Iwate Prefecture NPO, Culture and International Relations Division)
  Huimin Wu
   (Foreign Consultation Specialist, Iwate International Association)
□ English Instructors:
  Bryan Olsson
   (CIR, Iwate Prefecture NPO, Culture and International Relations Division)
  Amanda Krips
   (CIR, Iwate Prefecture NPO, Culture and International Relations Division)
□ Korean Instructors:
  Daesan Jeong
   (Foreign Consultation Supporter, Iwate International Association)

■ To Apply
  Inform us of the following information by email, fax, or telephone.
  ・Name:
  ・Contact information (Telephone number, etc.):
  ・Desired language group (Chinese, English, Korean):


■ Inquiries
  Iwate International Association (In charge : Kawamura)
  〒020-0045 Morioka-shi, Morioka-eki, Nishi-dori 1-7-1
  Aiina 5F International Exchange Center
  TEL: 019-654-8900 FAX: 019-654-8922
  E-mail: web-info@iwate-ia.or.jp