Japanese translations

Criminal Proceedings

April - May 2017
Client: Ministry of Justice (through thebigword)

suitcase

Four cases involving East Europeans based in the UK who were caught trying to smuggle stimulants into Japan. The modus operandi is always the same: travel to an intermediary country, pick up a suitcase, take it to Japan, pretend you didn't know what was in it when (inevitably) questioned by customs officials. Translations included transcripts of questioning, statements, phone records and cross-examiniations in court. A total of 32,000 words spread over and month and a half.