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Rogue Translator Wreaks Havoc on Refugee Applications

Rogue Translator Wreaks Havoc on Refugee Applications

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — New allegations have surfaced claiming a government official who acted as a translator for immigration officials and various refugee applicants had, on numerous occasions, made up information that factored in to the government’s decision to refuse refugee status. NANCEN, an NGO that assists refugees, held a press conference in [...]

Foreign Tanslators Discuss Appeal and Challenges of Korean Literature

Foreign Tanslators Discuss Appeal and Challenges of Korean Literature

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Translating Korean literature, while challenging, has opened up a whole new, joyful world, said foreign translators during a panel discussion in Seoul Monday. In the closed-session organized by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, translators from England, Germany, India, France, Mexico, and Uzbekistan, shared their experiences of and thoughts [...]

Foreign Brides Start New Careers as Professional Translators

Foreign Brides Start New Careers as Professional Translators

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Women who migrated to Korea to marry Korean men are using their language skills to cultivate meaningful careers, by establishing cooperative associations and social ventures that provide translation services. According to statistics from the Ministry of Justice, there are approximately 850,000 foreign brides in Korea, representing 45 percent of [...]