The best part is helping people through whatever problems people encounter like –a court situation it’s a matter of getting their ideas across to the judge- they are in court clarifieng what problem they had. one time a guy with his girlfriend, his child was making a fuss, the guy had to explain the situation, they were at a stop light the kid went to the front seet, but it’s a illegal, interpreting their situation, but he had to go to a child class, but in the testimony he was the passenger, he had to appoligize, he got the ticket even though he wasn’t the driver other kinds of jobs are at a mental health clinic, she had children and her husband passed away she was trying to raise children by herself, she eventally moved back to japan somebody had stolen property from a Japanese only speaking person, he mostly interprets people, but also documents too. Most jobs they take your word for your truth the court asks a question, and the interpreter acts as an in and out machine in some tims, he can concerse with the person, but not in court situations on rare occasions he will have to describe different situations of court before the session starts.
A good interpreter a person who Is able to put a person at ease, but let the person know what the interpreters function is. In fisteen years the job itself will generally not change, currently there are more people who cant people who speak the language in Hawaii, ther was time when te Japanese coming to Hawaii was fad, and was going to die out, but now thye are still coming to Hawaii, hula is really big in japan people get put ina asmall room and they wait to be interviewed, in this situation the interpreter is allowed more freedom, one time he was working on a contract for japan airlines, he was with the immigration officer, in this particular case the officer said on his form he said he was never in trouble with the law, but 40 years ago he had hit his wife, even 40 years ago it still mattered, he was granted a 24 hours free time to leave his hotel and pack, but the next day he had to go to the airport to go back to Japan, even now he now has to travel with visa.
Also one time, the guy ended up in handcuffs on his flight back to Honolulu. another situation a girl came to Hawaii for 90 days went back, and then a week later came back again, she was part of a religious group, a cult. She claimed she wasnt romanticly involved with another group, a few days later, she was seen was with the person she claimed not to be with but since she was let in already they couldn’t do anything about it. a guy use to come in on a green card because he was a cook, he got fired. He comes back to Hawaii, and he apperantly he was going to be hired, he was asked if he was looking for work, this time a job to interpret, depending on how the interpretation was worded would let him in or not. Terence was of the attitude that they didn’t want dishonest individuals in Hawaii, another situation of this situation was if he got a job, would it take away from an American citizen.
On terms of learning the language, being there for 2 or 3 months, immersing yourself in the cultural aspect, and to learn the language in its most modern tone. And learning different accents from different areas.
You can be fluent with speaking with people here, you would be speaking an old dialect of Japanese since immigrations occurred from 1863 from 1924, though knowing old dialect, you could converse with them, but you maybe wouldn’t understand them when they speak. You could learn Japanese from some tv shows where they go around Japan and converse. an interpreter class doesn’t look on your proficiency of the language, it looks at the difference of people.