IBM Watson is Learning Arabic

Videos From the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan

The following videos are from the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan as part of the Japan to the World series of videos.



This video is a glimps of charms and strengths of Japan, including pop culture, advanced technology, investment opportunities and tourist attractions. (Published on Nov 7, 2013)



This video shows the work of Japanese Professor Komaki who introduced “Proton Therapy” at a university medical center in the US to help patients overcome cancer. (Published on Jul 23, 2014)



This video features Kanako Daigo, a Japanese astronaut training instructor. While her training covers advanced skills and expertise for responding to emergencies, she emphasizes the importance of trust. Her efforts have been highly assessed by the astronauts, and in 2012 she received NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award, presented to those who make major contributions to human space flight. (Published on Sep 17, 2015)



Below is the entire playlist.

Eastern Iowa Russian Interpreter Needed

Interpreter Request Details

Language: Russian <> English

Location: Four Oaks of Cedar Rapids

Date(s): 2 April 2016 – 3 June 2016 (10 weeks)

Contact Name: Laura


Contact Phone: 641-497-5294

Request Summary

Russian Interpreter needed to assist a person attending PS-MAPP, a foster/adopt parenting course put on jointly by Quakerdale and Iowa KidsNet. The class will be held at Four Oaks, Cedar Rapids on Saturday mornings from 9 am – noon beginning April 2 and run for 10 weeks through June 4. Interpreters are paid hourly and for mileage. If interested, please contact Laura at Quakerdale, 641-497-5294 or email


The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli (TED Video)


It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.

View full lesson @TED

Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by TED-Ed.

Originally published to YouTube on Jun 23, 2015

Iowa City Arabic/English Interpreter, Translation, and Tutoring Services

When the need arose to have a video transcript typed and translated from Arabic to English, we employed the services of Bashayer Qasim of The work was done promptly, accurately, and economically.

Bashayer was very pleasant to work with and provided the professional results we needed.

The project involved transcribing and translating the 3 March 2015 speech delivered by King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Click here to view the video and read the transcriptions.


Mandarin Chinese Interpreter Needed for March 16


This position has been filled. Many thanks to all those who responded.

Interpreter Request Details

  • Date: Monday, 16 March 2015
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Oskaloosa, Iowa [Map] — About 90 minutes southwest of Iowa City
  • Request: We’re searching for a Mandarin Chinese interpreter to assist with a real estate transaction.
  • Contact: Please fill out our contact form to submit your complete contact information if you are interested. Please also include some information about your experience.
  • Payment: For payment arrangements, the interpreter will work directly with the company requesting service.


Instant Language Translation with Google Translate App and Smartphone Camera

The World Lens app by QuestVisual was introduced in 2010 and used a typical smartphone camera to convert printed text in real time. Here’s the video announcing the product:


Google recently integrated the technology in their translate app, so now with a single app you can perform a variety of translation tasks. With the World Lens app, additional languages required an in-app purchase. The Google product will include 36 languages for free.



Learn More

Here are some resources to learn more about the technology.

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Epic Russian Skateboarding Videos

U2 Concert in Moscow Gathers 35,000 Russian Fans


In August 2010, the legendary Irish band U2 performed at at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow to a gathering of more than 35,000 fans. [source]

Bono thanked the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for a warm welcome he had received at the presidential villa near Sochi. On Tuesday the two had an informal meeting and discussed problems in Africa, ways to fight infectious diseases and poverty. [source]

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