a free translation
a translation that is not totally accurate
The newspaper printed a free translation of what the diplomat said.
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The Mainichi Shimbun is one of the major newspapers in Japan, published by The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd.In addition to the Mainichi Shimbun, which is printed twice a day in several local editions, Mainichi also operates an English language news website called The Mainichi (previously Mainichi Daily News), and publishes a bilingual news magazine, Mainichi Weekly. It also publishes paperbacks, books and other magazines, including a weekly news magazine, Sunday Mainichi.