Thursday, October 01, 2009

For Dodgers' interpreter, his job is a thrill beyond words --

A profile of an apparently masterful interpreter, who knew to switch Japanese dialects to capture Tommy Lasorda's east coast sound, who copies facial gestures and body language, who always speaks in the first person when interpreting for baseball players ...

Kenji Nimura, right, translates for Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda during an interview at Dodger Stadium. Nimura is also fluent in Spanish and translates for some Latino players on the team. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

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