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Ikeda, Shoji    

Location:Hyogo, Japan


Freelance medical translator (J-E, E-J) based in Kansai, specializing in
(1) Medical equipment, medical papers, product catalogs/manuals, documents related to medical/pharmaceutical regulations;

As a former checker/quality assurance manager of a well-established translation agency for a quarter century, I am in an advantageous position with a track record of handling a wide range of subject matter:

(2) Business/management documents in general (for publication/in-house use);
(3) PR/marketing materials (brochures, web contents, including company profiles, CSR reports, and proposals);
(4) Subjects of crossover fields involving in some or all of those mentioned above;
(5) Types of content that require fluency both in Japanese and English translation.




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Ikeda, Satoe    

Location:Kyoto, Japan

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Ikegami, Sako    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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Imoto, Chikako    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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IMOTO, Masako    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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Inoue, Mayuko    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Inui, Winnie    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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Ishida, Mika    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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Isozaki, Anna    

Location:Gunma, Japan

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Itoh, Mayuko    

Location:Shizuoka, Japan

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Iwabuchi, Deborah    

Location:Gunma, Japan

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Iwata, Ko    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Jelinek, Martie    

Location:Leicestershire, United Kingdom


日>英翻訳 芸術・陶芸

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Jones, Caryn    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Jones, Susan    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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Kamata, Suzanne    

Location:Tokushima, Japan

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Kaori, Nakajima    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Karam, Marilene    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Kawabata, Yuto    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Keane, Kevin    

Location:Osaka, Japan

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Kendall, Frederick Edward    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Kenner, Keff    

Location:Nagano, Japan

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Kimmick, Laura    

Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

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Kinoshita, Marian    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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I’ve been translating from Japanese to English for over 15 years, covering everything from semiconductor manuals and microcomputer blogs to CSR reports, internal newsletters, and food manufacturer websites, as well as craft instructions (beading, weaving, kanzashi, etc.), travel websites, and books on tenugui towels, kimono, and manga characters.

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Kishida, Chikako    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan


Speciality :
Botany, literature

A bachelor of English and American Literature in Aoyama Gakuin University.  And had been working as a flower and garden designer in Yokohama from 2005.  I have confidence in the botanical field and literature as well.



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Kitaoji, Sara    

Location:Tokyo, Japan


I am a Japanese–English translator and academic editor, with extensive experience in teaching Japanese and English in Japan and Australia. After completing an undergraduate degree in linguistics at the University of Melbourne, I moved to Tokyo for graduate school (MA in Comparative Culture and PhD in Literary Translation, ICU). I am familiar with a wide range of styles and referencing systems (e.g., Chicago, MLA, APA, Harvard, Vancouver, IEEE, and AGLC), different “Englishes” (US, UK, and Australian), and a variety of genres and academic fields. A linguist by training and a linguaphile by nature, I study many different languages (Mandarin, Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Ancient Greek), and I enjoy working with clients from diverse linguistic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

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Kobayashi, Chikako    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Kohler, Stephen    

Location:Hiroshima, Japan


Japanese to English translator of comics, novels, games, and other creative media.

Magus of the Library
Witch Hat Atelier
Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm
I Hear the Sunspot LIMIT
Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future
Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

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Komatsubara Scherer, Sarah Yume    

Location:Osaka, Japan


Diploma in Conference Interpreting German<>English, French/Spanish->German, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW (Switzerland, 2009)
Diploma in Translation German<>English, Spanish->German, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW (Switzerland, 2007)
MA in Bilingual Translation German<>English, University of Westminster (UK, 2007)
JLPT N1 (2013)j
TOBIS Test of Business Interpreting Skills Japanese<>English, Level 2 (2016)

Experience in translation (German<>English, Japanese>German/English), interpreting (German<>English) and live subtitling (German, English, Spanish)


University of Westminster MA in Bilingual Translation 英⇔ 独
Zurich University of Applied Sciences Diploma in Translation 英⇔独、西→独
Diploma in Conference Interpreting 英語⇔独語、西→独、 仏→独 
日本語能力試験 N1 合格
日英 ビジネス通訳検定(TOBIS)2級

スイス・イギリスの大学・大学院で翻訳・通訳学の資格を取得し、現在は法律・ビジネス・金融・観光・医学を中心に対応しております。音声認識ソフトウェアを用いた聴覚障害者のためのリアルタイム字幕作成も行なっております(カンファレンス・会議・講義:ドイツ語、英語、スペイン語)。ドイツ語ネイティブです。Zurich University of Applied Sciencesの通訳部でアシスタント/翻訳部翻訳・サイトトランスレーションのチューターとして勤務・スイス国営テレビ局にて音声認識ソフトウェアを用いたリアルタイム字幕作成の実績もあります。

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Kuma, Julie    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Kurasawa, Misa    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Kuroda, Atsuko    

Location:Fukushima, Japan

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Lambe, Michael    

Location:Hyogo, Japan


Born and raised in England’s Tees Valley, I studied English Literature at Cambridge University and came to Japan in 1997. Over 22 years I have lived, worked and studied in Fukushima, Saitama, Tokyo, Kyoto, and now Kobe. I have passed the highest level (N1) of the Japan Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and in 2018 I completed a Masters in Translation Studies course at Dublin City University, Ireland. I will graduate with First Class Honours in March 2019.

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Lancet, Barry    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Larrabee, Hart    

Location:Nagano, Japan

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Latham Sprinkle, Tamara Renee    

Location:Illinois, United States

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Lipsett, Edward    

Location:Kumamoto, Japan

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I’ve lived in Japan for more than half my life, and I’ve lived for more than half a century. I run a translation/production company called Intercom, Ltd. involved in English, Japanese, Chinese (both) and Korean translation/design/layout, and a publishing house under the Kurodahan Press name

I love science fiction, dogs and a lot of cheeses I can’t find here.

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Lloret, Mike    

Location:Saitama, Japan


After arriving in Japan in 1970, worked in the US Navy as a radioman, for the Department of Defense managing restaurants and clubs, for a college and a university as an instructor, freelance as a writer, an editor, a headhunter, and a consultant, and for various employers, notably the NEC Group, as an instructor, writer, and editor.

Currently employed by Honda Staffing Services Corp., Tokyo (as an editor)
Also currently employed by JKM Consultants, Kamakura (as a consultant and instructor)
Also currently employed by Tokyo Sushi Academy, Tokyo (as a cross-cultural communication curriculum developer and instructor)

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Lojac, Anthony    

Location:California, United States










現在は、Los Angeles、New York City、そして東京の銀座近辺で、人生を謳歌中。

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Long, Julianne    

Location:Tokyo, Japan


I offer native English audiovisual translation and subtitling with passion, focus, quality, and professionalism.
I deliver native English versions of all kinds of audiovisual and related content that are tailored to my clients’ market and the content itself.
I help clients maximize the value of their content, and avoid the trap of amateur and poor quality translation.
I have a unique combination of media production, business and translation experience and training, which allows me to add value in my translations, as well as in delivery and service standards.
I use SST subtitling software, and deliver on time in a variety of formats to meet my client’s needs.

I was formerly an intellectual property lawyer, but in 2011, decided to use my Japanese language and cultural knowledge, and my longstanding interest in film and documentaries, more directly. I chose subtitling as my focus because it offers a great opportunity to do this.

I relish the challenge of coming up with inventive ways to translate something complex or culturally unfamiliar in a limited space on screen. I aim to distil the essence of the original dialogue in concise and culturally meaningful English that matches the tone of the work.

I completed audiovisual translation training at the Japan Audiovisual Translation Academy in Tokyo. I have been working as a Tokyo-based freelance translator focusing on audiovisual content, with a sideline in legal editing, ever since.

Please see for my profile in English and in Japanese (日本語のプロフィール).

See for an article describing how I moved from lawyering to subtitling. It also offers some practical commentary on what it takes to create good subtitles (first published in the Japan Association of Translators’ Translator Perspectives 2014).


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