Masumi Mukai is a member of the Japanese group Translators United for Peace. She took on the task of translating the film’s transcript, reviewing it with other TUP translators for accuracy, and sending me a finished Japanese transcript for The Insular Empire.
Shoko Hata, a student here in Vancouver at Simon Fraser University, has been my personal babelfish, sitting with me for long hours to help place Masumi’s translation into subtitles on The Insular Empire DVD. I plan to have the Japanese translation complete this week, and Japanese-subtitled DVD’s ready for sale soon after.
Next on my list: Spanish subtitles. Please contact me if you’re interested in translating The Insular Empire into Spanish!