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when i was arrested for j walking i had to be imprisoned for 3 hours while they arranged an interpreter. no food, water or outside communication of 7 hours. i live in jp. i can speak basic japanese but not tagalo.

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I think that most visitors during the Olympics are in Japan to support their national team, and are not really interested in graffiti, fighting, and climbing power poles.

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It's a good idea but I'm afraid college kids with no experience won't be able to really interpret correctly, especially when it comes to legal issues

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"Ex_Res", football team supporters are also going to different countries to support their national teams, and are not really intersted in vandalism and violence... hol up... check... No, they are.

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It's a good idea but I'm afraid college kids with no experience won't be able to really interpret correctly, especially when it comes to legal issues

I agree, having graduated from a special course at Gaidai or not.

Another downside of not being an attractive country to immigrate to / work in - you have such a big population and economy yet the justice system finds itself with no truly professional interpreters when it requires them. I see Mongolian is mentioned as rare. You'd think Japan would be at an advantage in that area.

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Yes, good preparation is a good thing, and the idea is good, as people from many countries will visit Japan.

Perhaps more foriegn language training should be given to the police rather than prosecutors, as, like I say, most visitors will have no interest in crime, and will most likely be asking for directions.

Before and after the Olympics, police having a knowledge of other languages other than English is a good thing and gets things sorted out quicker than 7 hours as Goodlucktoyou found experienced.

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Another downside of not being an attractive country to immigrate to / work in

Exactly, the trade-off of having more crimes by foreigners is worth having more interpreters available to help prosecute crimes by foreigners.

Wait...

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Wait...

First of all interpreters do not and should not "help" prosecute crimes.

Secondly I'm saying Japan would find itself much better off overall being more multicultural.

Again, considering such a big population and economy that it has.

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