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Japanese to English
French to English

Joshua Gibbs
私は全力を挙げて 無限に頑張ります.

Local time: 18:40 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: English Native in English
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I received my 2:1 degree in Japanese and Combined studies from LJMU.

I can read Japanese perfectly which involves knowing more than 2000 kanji and I think this is a major achievement, and shows that I have significant skills as a linguist, as well as significant organizational and motivational skills. According to Kenichiro Hada, my Lecturer, a native Japanese speaker I was “one of very few Students we have ever had who have learnt kanji”. I think his saying this was one of my proudest moments. I completed my university degree without going to Japan which Hada Sensei said was a miracle .

Hada also believes that my kanji ability gives me "a huge advantage" as a translator over other students of Japanese. He also praised other areas of my Japanese skills.

I love translating and I have performed translations for Japanese theatre companies which have performed internationally. The most famous of these companies is Torifune Butoh Theatre Company. Here is one of the more complex of my translations done for this company: I have just started off as a translator and hope that my sample translations show that I have ability.

I lived and translated for 10 days in Torifune's property in Japan where I worked on translating the book 'The Body as a Vessel'. The pictures of this fun trip are Here

Several professional translators who were older and more qualified than me were approached to translate this text but only I could do it.

I am extremely knowledgeable about the Japanese language and have corrected a book on Japanese published by Oxford University Press. OUP missed this error but I didn't. I also contacted a leading Japanese academic's office about a mistake in one of his books and the academic apologized to me in person.

I have also corrected a mistake in a book by Abdullah Ocalan who is one of the world's most dangerous men.

I am the first person in the world to film himself completing Kanji Gold, a programme which tests over 6000 kanji and the videos are on my YouTube Channel .
Keywords: Joshua Gibbs, Japanese Translation, martial arts, drama, philosophy

Profile last updated
Feb 10, 2014

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