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Japanese Interpreting Services | Japanese Interpreters in Kobe, Japan

We believe linguistic excellence should go hand in hand with an in-depth knowledge of subject matter. This is why we work to provide Japanese translators and interpreters with a background or qualification in the given field.

Our Japanese interpreters in Kobe are all highly trained experts who understand the nuances and complexities of the languages they work with.  Their knowledge of relevant terminology, procedure and context ensures language support of the highest quality, whatever the nature of your enquiry. 

Our intepreters in Kobe cover court cases, hearings, depositions, arbitrations, business meetings, negotiations, conferences, technical discussions, on-site visits and much more...

The Japanese Connection's interpreting services in Kobe cover a wide range of language combinations including: Japanese <> English, ItalianFrenchArabicDutchSpanishMandarin ChineseCantonese ChineseKorean and many more...  

We provide interpreting assistance in Kobe, Japan for the following fields: 


Business Meeting Interpreters in Kobe 

Our business meeting interpreters in Kobe can assist you at negotiations, discussions and collaborations. Read more...


Japanese legal interpretersLegal Interpreters in Kobe  

The Japanese Connection's legal interpreters in Kobe, Japan can cover court cases, hearings, tribunals. Read more...



Deposition Interpreters in Kobe 

We can provide specialist deposition interpreters in Kobe and elsewhere in Japan for witness testimonials as are common in the US and Canada. Read more...


Portuguese arbitration interpretersArbitration Interpreters in Kobe 

Our arbitration interpreters in Kobe can assist those seeking an alternative to litigation. Read more...


Conference interpretersConference Interpreters in Kobe 

At The Japanese Connection, we have a network of certified conference interpreters for multi-national conferences of all natures. Read more...



Court Interpreters in Kobe

Our large and diverse network of court interpreters are familiar with the format, conventions, procedures and requirements of court interpreting. Read more...


Industry Interpreters in Kobe

Our industry interpreters can cover assignments in a broad range of industries; including aerospace, motoring, manufacturing and civil engineering. Read more...

Technical Interpreters in Kobe

We provide technical interpreters in Kobe for business meetings, factory visits, research trips. Read more... 


Please click here for more fields covered by The Japanese Connection interpreters, including engineering, research and medical and pharmaceutical sectors

About Kobe

Situated only 30km from Osaka, on the north shore of Osaka Bay, Kobe is the sixth largest city in Japan and the capital of Hyugo Prefecture. Kobe is an important and cosmopolitan port city and has been so ever since it  became one of the first cities to open to foreign trade in the nineteenth century.

Home to around 1.5 million people, Kobe makes up part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. The regional headquarters of over 100 international firms, including Nestle, are located here.

The city is not only a hub for business and trade but is also renowned for its beauty. Located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe attracts many tourists who come to visit its beaches, promenade the Harborland or get a glimpse of the famous red steel port tower (pictured).


What form/s of interpretation can The Japanese Connection provide in Kobe, Japan?


Simultaneous interpreting requires lots of skill and experience and can be very tiring for an interpreter, which is why it is common for two interpreters to work in partnership.  They listen via a headset to the speaker and interpret what is being said into a microphone for the relevant audience members taking it in turns every 15/20 minutes. 

Simultaneous interpretation like this is commonly required at conferences that involve several different languages and a large number of participants.

Consecutive interpreting is probably the most common type of interpreting and is widely used. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial discussions, legal, technical or engineering discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards. If a speech is delivered, the interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties - at a stall or elsewhere. 


Facilitating interpreting is used when a client has limited English / source language skills but requires technical or in depth terminology to be clarified in their native tongue to avoid misunderstandings. The facilitating interpreter is there primarily to ensure communication is effective and relieve the client from the fatigue of speaking in a foreign tongue. 


Telephone interpreting allows parties of different nationalities, who are not able to meet in person, to communication via telephone or video conferencing. The interpreter bridges the gap. Sometimes an interpreter is present in one of the two locations, and sometimes he/she is also located somewhere apart from both parties. 

Our interpreting services also cover the following cities in and around Kobe: 


Other Japanese cities covered by our interpreters

Looking for assistance in another location?

The Japanese Connection provides specialist interpretation and translation services in a wide variety of locations

Whatever your requirement, we are happy to assist you with proffesional interpreters or translators. If the specific location in which you require interpreting services is not listed, please contact us directly.

What to do next? 

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