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Japanese Court Interpreters in Tokyo | Japanese Court Interpreting Services in Tokyo

Tokyo court interpreters for English to Japanese, Japanese to English and multiple other languages

The Japanese Connection's Tokyo court interpreters can assist in court cases of various lengths, providing both short-term and long-term support. 

A court interpreter needs to have substantial experience and an understanding of legal proceedings when working in complex and challenging court cases.  Communication in the courtroom may be more complex than one might expect. This is often down to the use of legal jargon and specific terminology, as well as the posing of negative or double-negative questions by barristers and other legal professionals.

The Japanese Connection’s highly qualified Japanese court interpreters in Tokyo can help prevent this and establish smooth, transparent communication between parties. They have an extensive command of legal terminology and can recognise complex phrasing and pick up on colloquialisms, adjusting their interpretation accordingly. This ensures glitch-free court interpreting whatever the context.

Contact us for a quote or to find out more about our court interpreting services in Tokyo.

Why choose The Japanese Connection's Japanese Court Interpreters?

  • All our Japanese court interpreters are native speakers. 

  • Out Tokyo court interpreters have long-term experience, often between 10-15 years and sometimes even more, in court and legal interpretation, as well as professional qualifications to match, ensuring language support of the highest quality that you can rely on every time. 

  • Our expert interpreters combine advanced language skills with expertise in their chosen industry, meaning they can offer a bespoke service to match your requirements.

  • By supplying high-quality language support, we have earned the trust of hundreds of international law firms, governmental institutions, private companies and many other public and private organisations. 

Our Japanese court interpreters can assist in the following settings: 

High Court

Crown Court

Civil Court

Magistrates' Court

County Court

District Court

Other locations in Japan covered by our Japanese Court Interpreters


About Japanese

Spoken by around 125 million people, Japanese is the predominant language of Japan and a member of the Japonic language family. Traditionally unknown to speakers of other languages (perhaps due to the dramatic difference in structure, sound and alphabet to the main European languages), Japanese has now become a critical business language and is widely studied by foreigners. In 2012 alone, 4 million people were learning Japanese. This surge of interest is mainly due to the Japanese economic boom in the 80s, its status as a technology/engineering giant, as well as to mass global interest in Japanese culture such as 'Manga' and 'Anime'.

Although they may appear similar to non-speakers, Chinese and Japanese have no genealogical relationship. Nonetheless, Japanese script makes use of thousands of Chinese characters called 'Kanji' and has done so for centuries. 'Kanji' is just one of three alphabets used in Japanese, the others being 'Hiragana' and 'Katakana' (with the Latin script alphabet or 'Romaji' used for foreign terms). Hiragana is used for the purely Japanese alphabet. At the same time, Katakana, which looks to the untrained eye simpler than both Hiragana and Kanji, is a series of characters which represent individual Japanese phonemes or sounds. It is often used to transcribe foreign words and, in the past, was used as shorthand for the more complex 'Kanji'. 

Japanese is spoken by around 99% of the Japanese population. Dialects and variations, such as the Rkyukyan languages, including Kunigami, Okinawan and Amami, are spoken by some in Okinawa, but few children now learn these. Most schools instead teach Japanese and English to children.

Like any other nation, Japan has its own business etiquette. See our Doing Business in Japan Page to find out more.

Looking for translation or interpreting assistance in another field? 

The Japanese Connection provides specialist Japanese interpreting and translation services in a wide array of specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right linguist to assist you. If your industry or project type is not listed here, please get in touch with us directly with your enquiry.

Our Japanese language specialists utilise their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations, whatever the context - enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.

What to do next? 

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