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The Japanese Connection's Projects & Clients

Professional Japanese Translation and Interpreting / Interpretation Services worldwide

As a translation and interpreting agency with over twenty-five years of experience, The Japanese Connection has built an international reputation for providing quality professional Japanese language services. Below is a small selection of renowned companies, charities and government institutions for which we have provided services. 

Please click on the relevant field/sector/industry for past clients and information on how we assisted them:





Governmental Institutions / Councils / Public Services / Non- Profit Organisations

  1. Department of Health, London (Welfare Interpreting Interview)
  2. Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK (Olympic Research Interview: Interpreting)
  3. DECC: Department of Energy and Climate Change (Interview: Interpreting)
  4. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), London (Technical Interpreting), current equivalent Department: BERR: Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform)
  5. National Grid (Interview: Interpreting)
  6. The Climate Group
  7. UK Trade & Investment, London (Governmental Interpreting at an interview)
  8. Department for Transport, London, England (Transportation Interpreting)
  9. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), (Research Interviews: Interpreting)
  10. City of London Corporation (Interview: Interpreting)
  11. Greater London Authority (Interview: Interpreting)
  12. London First  (Interview: Interpreting)
  13. Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Unit, Cabinet Office, London (Olympic research interview interpreting)
  14. Commission for Social Care Inspection, Buckinghamshire, England (Educational Interpretation)
  15. Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), London (Interviews: interpreting)
  16. Office for Rail Regulation, London, England (Technical Interpreting)
  17. Office of Water Services (OFWAT), London, England (Technical Interpreting)
  18. HM Customs and Excise, London (Financial, Research Interpreting at an interview)
  19. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Birmingham, Cambridge, England (Agricultural / Technical Research Interpreting)
  20. Home Office, London, (Interpreting)
  21. Victim Support, London, (Interpreting)
  22. Urban City Regeneration Organization, Japan, London (Interpreting)
  23. County Council Trading Standards, Oxford (Legal Translation)
  24. Kuwait Cultural Office UK
  25. Transport For London (TFL) (Olympic Research Interview Interpreting)
  26. The Government of Mongolia
  27. Worcester City Council, Worcester, England (Marketing Translation)
  28. Institute of Transportation Economics
  29. Center for Community Revitalization and Care
  30. Wandsworth Borough Council
  31. Kyoto Prefecture Police Headquarters

Legal/Court - Arbitration, Litigation, Deposition, Court hearings, Conference)

  1. Hogan Lovells International LLP (Arbitration: Interpreting) 
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills, London (Arbitration: Interpreting)
  3. Finers Stephens Innocent LLP (Interpreting)
  4. MFB Solicitors (shipping dispute court interpreting in London)
  5. Pinsent Masons (Civil engineering, construction, long-term projects)
  6. Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
  7. Oxford Employment Law Solicitors (Statement Translation)
  8. D Young & Co.
  9. Kilian & Partner (Patent-related Interpreting)
  10. RWS Group PLC (Patent Translation)
  11. Steptoe & Johnson, London
  12. Terry Jones Solicitors and Advocates
  13. Osaka Lawyers for Pneumoconiosis and Asbestos Victims (Appointment-obtaining Services & Interview Interpreting)
  14. BTMK Solicitors
  15. Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
  16. Wannop & Fox Solicitors
  17. Thompsons Solicitors
  18. Harvey Son and Filby Solicitors
  19. Manches LLP
  20. Keith Dyson Solicitors
  21. Magrath LLP, Solicitors
  22. Tuckers Solicitors
  23. Wannop & Fox Solicitors
  24. Edward Duphie Solicitors
  25. Merton Law Centre
  26. Challenor Gardiner Solicitors
  27. Stephenson Harwood Legal
  28. Clyde and Co LLP
  29. Keoghs LLP
  30. Temple Street Solicitors
  31. Sharmans Solicitors
  32. Parrott and Coales LLP
  33. Chamba and Co Solicitors
  34. Concept Investigations
  35. Bindmans LLP
  36. Scott Dixion Reilly Wilkes Solicitors
  37. Doncaster Magistrates Court
  38. Merton Law Centre
  39. Eastbourne Police
  40. Avon and Somerset Police
  41. Cogent Solicitors
  42. Dexter Montague LLP
  43. Hill Dickinson LLP
  44. Scott Dixon Reilly Wilkes Solicitors
  45. King's Bench Chambers
  46. Milbank LLP
  47. Clarke Kiernan Solicitors
  48. Ennon and Co Solicitors
  49. GolinHarris Solicitors
  50. Thames Valley Police (Translation and Interpreting)
  51. Cheshire Police Headquarters
  52. Moss and Coleman Solicitors
  53. Lawrence and Co Solicitors
  54. Michael Carroll and Co
  55. Lloyds PR Solicitors
  56. Kent Police
  57. Ozoran Turkan Solicitors
  58. Lichfield Reynolds
  59. DH Law Solicitors
  60. Sheikh & Co Solicitors
  61. Metropolitan Police Authority (Interpreting)
  62. Brand Mellon Solicitors (Interpreting)
  63. J.D. Spicer and Co. Solicitors (interpreting)
  64. Purkiss Partnership (Interpreting)
  65. Beachcroft LLP (Interpreting)
  66. Hull Community Legal Advice Centre (Interpreting)
  67. Duncan Lewis Solicitors (Immigration: Interpreting)
  68. Opus 2 International London, Paris, New York, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong and more... (Deposition: Interpretation)
  69. Bircham Dyson Bell
  70. Breeze & Wyles LLP
  71. TMI Associates
  72. White & Black Limited (corporate and technology lawyers)
  73. Oon & Bazul LLP
  74. Marshall Wace LLP

Medical / Pharmaceutical / Health

  1. Medicos Hirata (Pharmaceutical Interpreting) 
  2. SAFC Inc. (Report Translation)
  3. Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Interpreting at a Hearing)
  4. Roche Products Limited (Medical Translation)
  5. BD Medical Systems, Oxford (Medical Interpreting)
  6. AstraZeneca, London, England (Interview Interpreting)
  7. Institute of Health Science, London (Scientific and Technical Interpreting)
  8. Yamanouchi Research Institute, Oxford and London (Pharmaceutical and Financial Interpreting)
  9. Warnford Hospital, Oxford, England (Medical Interpreting)
  10. Guy's Hospital, London, UK (Medical Interpreting)
  11. St. George's Hospital, London, England (Medical Interpretation)
  12. St. Margaret Hospital, London UK (Medical Interpretation)
  13. Oxford John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England (Medical and Welfare Interpreting)
  14. Victoria Hall Hospital, Blackpool (Medical and Paramedic Interpreting)
  15. Institute of Health Science, London, England, UK (Welfare Interpreting: Interview)
  16. BHF Health Promotion Research Group, Institute of Health Science, Oxford, England (Translation for Nutrition and Food Science)
  17. NHS, England (Medical Interpreting)
  18. AMA Laboratories Inc. (Interpreting at Cosmetics and Skincare Conference)
  19. PASA, England (Interpreting)
  20. Department of Health, London, England (technical interpretation)
  21. Kowa Pharmaceuticals (pharmaceutical interpreting in Nottingham, England)
  22. SEG, Hamburg, Germany, Amsterdam
  23. JTB Motivations, Toledo, Spain
  24. BSI
  25. Syntaxin Ltd
  26. Littlemore Mental Health Centre
  27. Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  28. Commission For Social Care Inspection
  29. Adult Intensive Care Unit
  30. Hill Rom UK
  31. Victoria Hospital in Blackpool (a trauma centre regarding the NHS system and paramedics’ activities (from initial contact to medical interpreting assistance)
  32. Hammersmith and Fulham NHS Primary Care Trust
  33. Medic Air International (Interpreting)
  34. Maruho Co Ltd (Pharmaceutical Interpreting)
  35. Shiseido (Business Meetings: Interpreting)
  36. Charles River (Interpreting)
  37. Duskin Co Ltd. Barcelona, Düsseldorf, Stockholm (Cleaning & Professional Hygiene: Meeting / Conference Interpreting)


  1. University of Oxford, ISIS Innovation Ltd., (Scientific Interpreting - simultaneous)
  2. ICI, England (Patent Translation)
  3. Jetro, London, England (Interpreting)
  4. Oxford University, Oxford UK (Scientific / Technical Interpreting and Translation)
  5. Birmingham University, Birmingham, England (Engineering / Technical Interpreting)
  6. Oxford Instruments (Semi-Conductor) Oxford (Technical Translation)
  7. Sumitomo Bakelite, Germany (Simultaneous and Conference Interpreting)
  8. Hitachi Metal Ltd, Germany (Simultaneous and Conference Interpreting)
  9. Hitachi High Technologies (Simultaneous and Conference Interpreting)
  10. Harwell International Business Centre (formerly Harwell Laboratory) (Scientific Interpreting)
  11. Institute of Space and Astronautic Sciences (Scientific and Technical Translation)
  12. Modern Biosciences plc.

IT / Technologies

  1. Feral Interactive Limited, London (Technical Interpreting and Translation)
  2. Microsoft Ltd., Slough England (Interpreting)
  3. Bell-Park Co. Ltd., Tokyo (interpreting in London)
  4. Enterbrain, Inc (Interpreting in London)
  5. Vodafone, London (Interpreting)
  6. Global Education Consulting Co., Ltd (Interpreting in London, Reading)
  7. Essential Viewing, Scotland (Conference Call interpreting between Scotland and Japan)
  8. Bookham Technology plc, England (Technical Interpreting)
  9. Imagini Europe Ltd
  10. Fireworks Studios Ltd (New Media Production Company)
  11. PENTAX Europe GmbHIQC Ltd
  12. NaturalMotion (Translation)
  13. Vector Fields, ERA Technology Ltd (Translation)
  14. JTB Europe 
  15. NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting Inc
  16. Experian
  17. Eisan System Japan

Communications / Marketing / Business

  1. BT, London, England (Technical Translation) 
  2. Vodafone HQ, Newbury, England (Business Meeting Interpreting) 
  3. NTT, London (Technical Interpreting)
  4. DoCoMo, London (Technical Interpreting)
  5. Steve Kerner Ltd., High Wycombe, Bucks, England (translation and interpreting
  6. Mobilecast Inc.
  7. VCCP (Ad campaign consultants)
  8. Kissman Langford
  9. Mobilecast Inc.
  10. Redwood (Translation)
  11. KDDI Europe (London, UK, Interpreting)
  12. Dentsu Inc, London (Financial / Marketing Interpreting)
  13. Bourns Inc. (Osaka Japan)
  14. The Convention Co. Ltd.
  15. Hirose Tusyo (business correspondence translation)
  16. The Big Picture -  (business discussion interpreting)
  17. CARMA International (business teleconference)
  18. Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd. - (Japanese) business
  19. UDEC (business discussion)
  20. Being Hakuhodo (marketing)
  21. Saitama City Foundation for Business Creation 
  22. Dentsu Aegis (Shanghai) Investment Co., Ltd

Media / Advertising / Retail / Consumer

  1. Condenast International (Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting for conferences in Cannes, France and Lake Como, near Milan, Italy coveringVOGUE, GQ, GLAMOUR, TRAVELLER, EASY LIVING, TATLER)
  2. Radio 4, London UK, (Interview)
  3. Hachette Fujingaho London, UK (Simultaneous Interpreting for a Conference)
  4. Asahi Newspaper, (Interview Interpreting for Oxford University Scientists)
  5. VICE Deutschland GmbH, (Interview Tape Translation & Transcription)
  6. Jiji Press, Tokyo (Interview in Oxford, England)
  7. Weekely Bunshun (Translation and Interview Interpreting for an Oxford University History Professor)
  8. BBC, London and Oxford England (Interviews)
  9. October Films Ltd, London England (Technical Translation)
  10. Yomiuri News (Interpreting) for Eden project
  11. Egmont UK Ltd, Book Translation
  12. Quark Films Ltd
  13. Suminoe Textiles
  14. OUP Thailand
  15. Solid State Logic Ltd, Oxford (Musical / Engineering and Technical Interpreting)
  16. Chattem (UK) Ltd, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England (Technical Translation)
  17. Van Walsum Managment Ltd
  18. SupaSwap (Translation for Website)
  19. Mihasi Co. Ltd
  20. Jenni Co., Ltd 
  21. Weridge (hair salon discussion)
  22. Black Mirror Drama Ltd



  1. Abridge Capital 
  2. KPMG, London, UK (Interview: Interpreting)
  3. Al Ghurair Investments LLC 
  4. Financial Services Agency, Japan London, UK (Financial Interpreting)
  5. Dentsu Inc, London (Financial / Marketing Interpreting)
  6. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.London, England (Simultaneous Interpreting)
  7. HSBC, London (Translation) 
  8. Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland (Financial Interpreting)
  9. Accenture (Simultaneous Interpreting) 
  10. CBI, London, England / Keidanren (interpreting for a meeting in London)
  11. DC Card (interpreting in London) 
  12. UFJ Research Institute, Japan, London, Amsterdam (Translation, Interpreting and Coordination) 
  13. HM Customs and Excise, London, England (Coordination and Interpretation) 
  14. Royal Bank of Scotland, London England 
  15. Putman Lovell NBF Securites Inc
  16. Unilever UK Ltd 
  17. Fukoku Capital Management, Inc.
  18. Harrison, Lovegrove & Co. Ltd
  19. Admiral Insurance
  20. ORIX Corporation, Japan
  21. Harrison Lovegrove & Co. Limited
  22. Putnam Lovell
  23. Sorun Corporation
  24. GDP Global Development
  25. HW Fisher and Company (Interpreting)
  26. Dai-ichi Life International Europe (Interpreting)
  27. Tokyo Marine Global Ltd (Translation)
  28. Federation of Non-Life Insurance Worker's Unions of Japan
  29. Alphatran Capital LLP 
  30. Soo Boo Co. (financial backing related)
  31. UnisonBrokers
  32. Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC


  1. Yushiro Chemical Industries Ltd., Liverpool, England (Scientific Interpreting)
  2. Schott Glas, Zurich, Switzerland (Scientific/Engineering Translation and Interpreting)
  3. Marubeni Co. Ltd. London, Nottingham, Slough, Sherborne, East Leake, England (Technical & Chemical Interpreting) 
  4. Nikken Chemicals, Japan (Technical interpreting in Nottingham, England UK)
  5. Shell Oil Industry & BP, London England
  6. Kvaerner, Whiteley, Hants (Technical Interpreting)
  7. Nitrotec Services Ltd, Birmingham, England (Technical Translation)
  8. BASF The Chemical Company
  9. Antel Eclipse (UK) Limited, England
  10. Futamura Chemical Co., Ltd

Engineering / Motor Industry / Construction / Manufacturing / Shipping 

  1. McLaren Racing Limited, Surrey (Automotive: Meeting Interpreting)
  2. Jaguar Cars XK8 project support (94-97), Coventry and BirminghamEngland (Technical and Engineering Interpreting and Translation)
  3. Unipart Group, Kaizen Oxford, UK (Production Site efficiency improvement activities)
  4. JCB, England
  5. Nissan Trading Co., Ltd
  6. Rover, Oxford and Birmingham, England
  7. Nissan Motor Sport International
  8. Honda, Car manufacturing projects (87-97) Oxford, England
  9. Prodrive, Banbury, England (Technical Translation and Automotive Interpreting)
  10. Williams Grand Prix Engineering, England
  11. Yamazaki Machinery UK Ltd, Worcester, England
  12. Ford (Liverpool, Birmingham, Germany)
  13. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Co., Ltd, England
  14. Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd 
  15. NGK Spark Plugs Co., Ltd
  16. Matsuura Machinery PLC, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England
  17. Vauxhall, IBC, Luton, England
  18. Deloro Stellite, Swindon Wiltshire, England
  19. Sanoh Industrial Co., Ltd
  20. Ogihara Corporation (Engineering, Technical Translation and Interpreting)
  21. Ogihara Europe Limited, Telford, UK, Germany, Sweden (Technical and Legal Translation and on-site Interpreting)
  22. Saint-Gobain Matériaux de Construction
  23. Planning and Construction Management, Central Asia
  24. Think Delta
  25. York EMC Services Ltd
  26. Filtration Control Limited
  27. RPS Group Plc
  28. Yazaki Saltano Ovar
  29. UYS Ltd
  30. Marubeni Taisei Consortium
  31. Ricardo UK
  32. Imdex Technology UK Ltd
  33. Yazaki Europe LTD
  34. Unipart Yutaka Systems
  35. Red Fern Machinery
  36. Alpha-Tran
  37. Torishima Pump MFG Co.
  38. Hitachi High-Technologies Europe
  39. Solios Thermal Ltd
  40. Blade ICE
  41. Deloro Stellite
  42. Bangkok Eagle Wings Co.
  43. BPB Plc. (British Plaster Board) & British Gypsum (UK, Italy, France, Denmark, Rome Italy, Warsaw, Poland & Salzburg, Germany)
  44. British Gypsum Ltd, Kirkby Thore, Cumbria, Sherburn-in-Element, near Leeds, England, Technical Services Dept in East Leake, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England (Technical Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting)
  45. Interpreting for a sparkplug company opening ceremony with the British Royal family present, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, England
  46. Xerox, London, England (Technical Translation)
  47. McAlpine Helicopters Ltd, Oxford Airport, Kidlington, England (Legal Translation), Eurocopter UK
  48. Black and Decker, Newcastle, England (Technical Interpretation)
  49. Bitebox Ltd, Basingstoke, England (Electronics & Software consultants) (Translation of Technical Manuals)
  50. K Line (Europe) Ltd. (Translation Assistance)
  51. Imdex Limited
  52. Williams Hybrid Power Ltd
  53. Filtration Control Limited
  54. Wilbert DAS Industrial Design
  55. Inviron Ltd
  56. Merrychef Ltd.
  57. Furukawa Electric Europe Ltd. (Translation)
  58. Antenna Giken Co
  59. Saint-Gobain Placo SAS (Technical Interpreting)
  60. Fuji Seal Europe Limited 
  61. Mizkan 
  63. Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha
  64. Daido Metal Europe Ltd.
  65. Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe GmbH
  66. Kato Seiden Co., Ltd
  67. Gieves & Hawkes
  68. Biketec AG
  69. YAZAKI Europe Ltd. – Hemel Hempstead (YEL-HH)
  70. KAB Seating Ltd.
  71. Panasonic Manufacturing UK Ltd.
  72. Adlens Ltd
  73. Anritsu
  74. Infineum
  75. Canusa Systems
  76. Panasonic Europe
  77. Devro (food manufacturing)
  78. Kufuu Trading (factory inspection)
  79. Instarmac Group 
  80. Kaiwo. Co., Ltd、Japan
  81. Hakudo Japan
  82. Sumitomo Corporation
  83. The Baltic Exchange
  84. BLOKS. GmbH

Education, Tuition & Special Education

  1. Worcester University, Worcester, England (Academic and Educational Interpreting)
  2. Birmingham University, England (Industrial and Engineering Interpreting)
  3. University of Oxford (Engineering, Technical & Scientific Interpreting)
  4. St. Clare’s College, Oxford (Tutorials, Tuitions)
  5. Department of Health Authority
  6. Sunfield
  7. Pearson Education
  8. NAS
  9. The National Institute of Special Education
  10. Telford Academy of English, England (Prospectus Translation)
  11. University College London (UCL)
  12. Pegasus School Derby, (Interpreting for Admissions)
  13. Tutors International
  14. The Oxford Archaeological Unit LTD
  15. Cherwell College, Oxford
  16. NISE
  17. Saïd Business School (Interpreting)
  18. Lincoln College, Oxford University (Interpreting)
  19. Epigeum Ltd
  20. Picture exchange Communication System

Consultancy / Research 

  1. Nomura Research Institute (NRI), Japan (Interview Obtaining Services, Correspondence Translation, Research, Interview Interpreting) 
  2. NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting Inc. (Questionnaire Gathering)
  3. TBM Consulting Group (Kaizen activities), Oxford, Birmingham, Coventry, Wales
  4. Delta International - Recruitment Consultants
  5. Van Walsum Management Ltd.
  6. Serrula Research Ltd (Translation of Market Research Document)
  7. Ipsos Mori, London (Research Interview: Interpreting)
  8. SFD
  9. Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc
  10. Sogoplanning
  11. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  12. JMA Research Institute
  13. DC&CB Strategic Projects Limited

Architecture and Design

  1. Wilbert Das Industrial Design

Environment / Agriculture / Energy / Climate Change

  1. BP Biofuels (Rights: Document Translation)
  2. The Climate Group "Breaking the Climate Deadlock" Project (Article Translation)
  3. RPS Energy
  4. C-Moor Tours Inc
  5. The Oxford Archaelogical Unit Ltd
  6. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  7. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  8. XT Safety LLC (energy-related)
  9. Japan NUS Co. Ltd
  10. Energy Excel LLP
  11. Zephyr Corporation  (Renewable Energy)

Cultural / Historical / Heritage

  1. Rekihaku 国立歴史民俗博物館 (National Museum of Japanese History), (Anthropology: Interpreting)
  2. Oxford Archeology (Translation)
  3. Ten Group (sport-related)