Below is a 40-minute conversation I had today with Tokyo based interpreter and communications specialist Yayoi Oguma. Yayoi is a best-selling author and she has a new book on the way, which we talk about in the interview. She is a sought-after language interpreter in
Japan for various IT institutions, medical, and retail companies. She
regularly interprets on Fuji Television and on the radio as well. Yayoi was chosen to present at TED's Worldwide Talent Search in Tokyo last year, and she presented on the TEDxTokyo stage as well. Yayoi is heading off to Australia next week to interpret for Tony Robbins's Date with Destiny, the second time working with Tony's event. Our discussion touched on English language learning in Japan, the field of interpretation, issues related to presenting in Japan, and so on. We also spoke about her work very briefly interpreting for Tony Robbins.