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Hirai, Michihiro    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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- University of Tokyo (Faculty of Engineering) (BE in 1965)
- University of Pennsylvania (Moore School of Electrical Engineering) (MSE in 1973)
- Gijutsushi (Professional/Consulting Engineer) (in Information Technology)
- 50 top-grade English qualifications (= Japanese record certified by Nippon-1 Net  
  ( (including ATA Translation (JE & EJ), JTA, TOEIC full score, Cambridge CPE
  Grade A, Honyaku Kentei 1st Grade (JE, EJ), and RCT Advanced Professional Translator (APT))
- Interpreter/Guide (German)
Work experience:
- University Lecturer (technical English) (2008 - 2009; 2011; 2013 - 2016)
- University Professor (technical English) (2003 - 2007; 2010; 2012)
- Adviser to Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP) (2005 - 2015)
- Translator (1974 - present)
- Director, Hitachi Institute of Foreign Languages, Hitachi, Ltd. (1998 - 2002)
- Chief Engineer, General Purpose Computer Division, Hitachi, Ltd. (1988 - 1998)
Books Published:
- 『エンジニアのための英文超克服テキスト』(オーム社、April 2015)
- 『キクタンサイエンス: 情報科学編』(ALC Press、June 2012)
- 『速く正確に読む IT エンジニアの英語』(The Japan Times, February 2011)
- 『はじめての STEP BULATS』(= 翻訳、旺文社、December 2007)(原著 = “Essential BULATS”)
- 『エンジニアのための英語プレゼンテーション超克服テキスト』(オーム社、February 2007)
- 『エンジニアのための英会話超克服テキスト-実戦! テクニカルミーティング』(オーム社、August 2004)
- 『ビジネスパーソンのための英語超効率勉強法』(日本実業出版、September 2002)

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Hirano, Cathy    

Location:Kagawa, Japan

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Hoddle, Chris    

Location:Mie, Japan


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Hodge, Matthew    

Location:North Carolina, United States

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Holmes, Julian    

Location:Kyoto, Japan


▌I have spent 36 years in Japan, more than 30 of which as a professional Japanese to English translator, catering primarily to the documentation needs of industry. I have translated the full breadth of technical documentation in fields of industry including:

• Automotive – gasoline, electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles • FA (Factory Automation or industrial automation) • OA (Office Automation) • IT (Information Technology) • Laboratory analysis/measurement/testing equipment and systems (for electronics, environment and machinery) • Medical systems and equipment • Machine tools, NC and robotics • Metering and industrial pumps • Semiconductors/ICs • Semiconductor manufacturing equipment • Electronics • Telecommunications • Graphic arts • Image processing • Prepress and printing

Specialties: • Technical translation/writing in specific fields of industry
• Reorganization and précis summarization of technical materials and information for creating specific-purpose documents
• Technical writing and translation of hardware/software and related technical documentation for video games developer and manufacturer
• Evaluation and “bench-testing” of user/instruction manuals (hardware/software)
• Translation of business communications media – IR, company profiles, press releases. etc.
• Translation of tourist guide books
• Translation of articles about Japan and its culture

Detailed CV available upon request

▌I have translated a broad spectrum of technical documentation – for both hardware and software – from the product development stage through to user’s manuals intended for end users throughout the world. Please check my LinkedIn profile ( for examples of projects, I feel as being most worthy of mention, that I have been commissioned to translate and that best show the breadth and depth of my translation skill set.

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Howard, Bruce    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Hubbert, Jim    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Hughes, Kimberly    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Hunter, Lawrie    

Location:Tokyo, Japan


Super translation team with Kyoko Hunter.
Editor / copy editor / catch copy writer (stylistics, argument clarification, impact enhancement)
Consulting on writing center design, academic writing program design.
Seminars on concept mapping (and other mappings) for writing enhancement/argument clarification.

Editor/mentor, GRIPS
Prof. emeritus, Kochi University of Technology

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Husby, Megan    

Location:Colorado, United States


I have an MA in Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Colorado and JLPT Level 1 certification. I lived in Japan for nearly 14 years during and following my time studying Japanese at the University of Montana, including nearly 10 years in the area of Nagano bordering Yamanashi, at the foot of the Yatsugatake mountain range.

I am particularly interested in the translation of contemplative literature, and have translated poetry and fiction in this vein by the writers Mori Atsushi, Kajima Shozo, and Nagaya Kazuya.

Currently, I teach Japanese language classes at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Japanese Academy of the Rockies, while continuing to pursue translation work.

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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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Iwaseki, Tomoko    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Iwata, Ko    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Jelinek, Martie    

Location:Leicestershire, United Kingdom


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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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Kaplan, Zackary Adam    

Location:Niigata, Japan

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Karam, Marilene    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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karino , heidi    

Location:Hokkaido, 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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Kessler, Erin    

Location:Tokyo, 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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