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Key Points

  • Level 1 Japanese Proficiency Exam
  • 3 years as Coordinator for International Relations at Nagano City Hall
  • Completion of 1-year exchange program at ICU in Tokyo
  • Graduated from University of Tennessee with major in Japanese and World Business
  • Experience as translation coordinator/project manager

Personal Profile

A full-time freelance Japanese to English translator since December 2005, I lived in Japan for more than 10 years and became very familiar with Japanese culture and tradition. I now live in the United States (my home country) in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5:00) and continue to provide professional, high-quality translation services.

Translation Tools

Microsoft Office (Latest Version)  | SDL Trados Studio (Latest Version)

Work Experience

Translator/interpreter at Denso Manufacturing (Maryville, TN)


Translate written materials from Japanese to English | Interpret for trainers and trainees

Coordinator for International Relations at Nagano City Hall (JET Program, Nagano City, Nagano)


Translate various documents from Japanese to English | Proofread documents translated from English to Japanese | Interpret for mayor,
special guests, etc. | School visits | Construct English language newsletters | Maintain website for International Relations Section

Language Coordinator at Ashley Associates (Aoyama, Tokyo)


Coordinate translations for clients | Proofread English translations | Translate internal documents (IT related) from Japanese to English |
Translate manuals and software for leading electronics company | Translate various documents for clients | Manage projects

Freelance Translator


Translate various documents and materials from Japanese to English

Computer Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, English and Japanese versions
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML
  • Beginner’s knowledge of PHP, CGI, Databases


University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1995-1999)

Bachelor of Arts (Japanese and World Business)

International Christian University, Tokyo (1997-1998)

Intensive Japanese Program


Japanese Language Proficiency Examination, Level 2 (1998)

Japanese Language Proficiency Examination, Level 1 (2001)