Free auto-translation is, like Tom said, exactly Robot .
By contraries English-Japanese is the same.
No idea taking free translation except you have a good Japanese friend.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Walters, Elizabeth
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Japanese-English translation would be much 

Hi, Tom,
Forgive my very inelegant quickie translation, made after skimming only the 
first few lines of the article, but the title is something along the lines 
of "[An Interview with] Takeaki Anazawa, the 'Man Who Made Denon': Why Denon 
Decided to Tackle the Invention of the World's First Commercial Digital 
Recording [Device]". (The brackets indicate my assessment of what is implied 
though not stated---it's true that Japanese often does not make an easy 
transition to English!)

This looks like a great series of articles, and definitely worth 
translating. I'll see what I can do with them, perhaps over the holiday 
Thanks for bringing them to our attention!

Elizabeth Walters
Preservation Librarian for Audiovisual Materials
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard Library

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Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 10:18 AM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Japanese-English translation would be much appreciated

Denon posted a multi-part profile of Dr. Anazawa, the leader of their 
pioneering digital recording

Google "translate" does such a mangling of Japanese-English that I can't 
even be sure what the article is about, much less what Dr. Anazwa said. From 
the little exposure I've had to Japanese, it's not a language that is easily 
robo-translated into English (based on my experience with Google, that robot 
has trouble with ANY language to English).

If there is anyone here fluent in Japanese and English, someone with some 
interest in the early history of digital recording, it would be most 
appreciated if they could post a translation.

-- Tom Fine