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Ikeda, Satoe    

Location:Kyoto, Japan

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Ikeda Kay, Eriko    

Location:Tokyo, Japan


Eriko Ikeda Kay translates from Japanese into English with a focus in modern and contemporary art and literature. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Waseda University in Japanese literature and lives in Tokyo, Japan with her partner and their cat.

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Imoto, Chikako    

Location:Kanagawa, Japan

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Inui, Winnie    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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Ishida, Mika    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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Ishizaka, Kevin    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Isomura, Eiki    

Location:Texas, United States

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Isozaki, Anna    

Location:Gunma, 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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James, Malcolm    

Location:Kyoto, Japan

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Jelinek, Martie    

Occupation:Japanese>English translator and tutor: Fine and Applied Arts

Location:Leicestershire, United Kingdom


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Joiner, David    

Location:Ishikawa, Japan

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Jones, Caryn    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Jones, Susan    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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Kahlos, Milla    

Occupation:Private English teacher

Location:Tokyo, Japan


I was born in Finland in 1996. I moved to Belgium at the age of 6, where I attended an international school. At the age of 16 I moved to Japan with my family, and I have stayed here ever since. While in Japan I graduated from university in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in illustration. While almost all of my studies were done in English, due to all the international schools I attended, I was able to experience many different languages and cultures.
In 2020 I started working as an English teacher in Tokyo, which is still my current job. Since I work online, I have had the chance to interact with many Japanese students all over Japan (and abroad), and learn about their lifestyles. Through my teaching job I have gained a lot of experience in dealing with written English, especially proofreading and essay correction. I have also gotten a good understanding of the linguistic difference between Japanese and English, and common mistakes in Japanese-English translation.
I enjoy learning Japanese and about Japanese culture, and I am currently working on passing JLPT N1. My other interests include nature, animals, mythology and art.

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Kamata, Suzanne    

Location:Tokushima, Japan

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Kaplan, Zackary Adam    

Location:Niigata, Japan

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Kendall, Frederick Edward    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Kimmick, Laura    

Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

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Kinoshita, Marian    

Occupation:J-E Translator

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Graduated from Boston University with a major in International Relations in 1983.
Worked in-house at Mitsubishi Electric for 6 years.
Freelance translator/proofreader for 12 years.
Established MDK Translations, Inc. in 2008, and have been translating and “native checking” (a combo of proofreading and editing) ever since.
I cover a diverse range of areas, including microcomputer manuals, corporate websites (food manufacturing, molding, lighting systems, kimono purveyor, etc.); ads and PR campaigns for major corporations; articles and blurbs for the 2020 Olympics, G20/G7, luxury jewelry, and tourist spots in Tokyo; scripts/subtitles for cultural TV shows; craft instructions (weaving, kanzashi, origami, etc.); travel websites; books on tenugui towels, kimono, and Japanese design. 

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Kitaoji, Sara    

Occupation:J/E translator and English-language editor

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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Komatsubara Scherer, Sarah Yume    

Occupation:Translator, Interpreter, Text-to-Speech Reporter

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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Kuroda, Atsuko    

Occupation:Currently I am trying to write books.

Location:Fukushima, Japan


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Lancet, Barry    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Laolao, Grace    

Location:NSW, Australia

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Larrabee, Hart    

Location:Nagano, Japan

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Lege, Ranson Paul    

Location:Aichi, Japan

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LeVeque, Rebecca    

Location:Kagoshima, Japan

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Lloret, Mike    

Occupation:Communication Consultant, Editor

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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Long, Julianne    

Occupation:Japanese to English translator, subtitle editor

Location:Sydney, Australia


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 worked as a Tokyo-based freelance translator focusing on audiovisual content, with a sideline in legal editing until late 2019, and now work in-house for the SBS television network in Australia as a subtitle editor and subtitler.

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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Luk, Nathan    

Location:BC, Canada

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Maerkle, Andrew    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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Margolis, Eric    

Location:Aichi, Japan

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McCain, Joel Anthony    

Location:Hyogo, Japan

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McClintock, Martha J.    

Location:Victoria, Australia

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McCreery, John L.    

Location:Tokyo, Japan

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