Episode 2: Lost in translation? Foreigners on trial in Japan and the language divide

Linguistics expert Dr Ikuko Nakane joins Ear to Asia host Sen Lam to discuss language and interpretation in criminal trials in Japan, and in particular how defendants who aren't native speakers of Japanese may be aided or disadvantaged by the language divide.

Further reading

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Read more about Dr Ikuko Nakane.

Dr Ikuko Nakane's book: Languages and Identities in a Transitional Japan: From Internationalization to Globalization Routledge, 2015.