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After working in the manufacturing industry in Japan for 14 years, I became a translator in 2015. Since then I have translated thousands documents for a wide range of clients.

Why choose me for your translation project?

Accurate translation of the Japanese document

Natural, clear English

Robust proofreading

Price List

Japanese to English translation   £0.08/Japanese char.

Japanese to English post-editing £0.05/Japanese char.

Proofreading                               £0.04/English word

Minimum charge: £20

Main Fields of Expertise

Technical, industrial, business, financial

Document Types

Any. Examples include manuals, presentations, websites, etc.

​I regularly handle both US and UK English.

File Types

Trados Studio (SDLXLIFF)

(I use Trados for all translations and make extensive use of Translation Memories and Term Bases to ensure consistency within and across documents.)


Turnaround Time

Depending on my schedule, I am capable of delivering large jobs with a fast turnaround - please ask.

BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Imperial College, United Kingdom, Graduated 1999

MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology
Loughborough University, United Kingdom, Graduated 2000


Warwick Business School, United Kingdom, Graduated 2012

Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1, 2008

Customer Testimonials

"Despite tight deadlines, he always gives us a good translation and he has helped us a lot. Every time I see his highly professional translations I feel grateful and impressed."

K San, Company OS

"He is a sincere, professional translator. It's lucky for us to get to know him."

E San, Company O

​"Thank you. Trust you James, it’s very nice English. I couldn’t write such good English no matter how long I tried."
N San, Company R

"I feel very confident because he always delivers precise work. Translations bring out the translator's personality, so I can see James's personality. He is a partner I want to continue working with in the future."

S San, Company Y

"James always helps us with fast turnaround when we order translation. He can flexibly handle various document styles including academic, tourism marketing copy, and hotel websites and we feel very confident in his abilities. Thank you for the high-quality work as always."

H San, Company M