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Japan govt chides translator for 'embellishing' PM Abe's remarks on China ties: Reports

Published on Feb 3, 2014 4:15 PM
 
The Japanese government has chided a private interpretation company over an employee's translation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's remarks comparing Sino-Japanese relations with those in pre-World War I Europe. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - The Japanese government has chided a private interpretation company over an employee's translation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's remarks comparing Sino-Japanese relations with those in pre-World War I Europe.

The Foreign Ministry has said Mr Abe's comments during a meeting with international press at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month were embellished, the Asahi Shimbun and the Sankei Shimbun reported over the weekend.

The Asahi said the ministry had cautioned the company and the translator.

A Foreign Ministry official told AFP that the ministry has given the firm a performance review, but declined to give details.

 
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