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The Japanese Connection : Serving since 1985

 Japanese Legal Translators - London | UK | Japan | Worldwide

The Japanese Connection's highly qualified, professional Japanese legal translators all have years of experience. Our experts in  legal translation can handle the correspondence and communications inherent to all types of law, from property, contract and tort law to equity and trusts, constitutional and family matters.

In addition to providing high-quality translators with substantial experience in litigation, deposition and arbitration work, we are also able to cater, through our versatile network of interpreters and translators, for situations such as police statement translation, the translation of business correspondence between solicitors, barristers, attorneys and clients; legal conferences and seminars and all types of hearings and tribunals.

You can rest assured that our Japanese language translators, with a native level command of Japanese, will always deliver a professional translation service, their specialist knowledge enabling high levels of accuracy in translation.


Japanese Arbitration Translators 

Clarity, precision and sensitivity are of utmost importance in arbitration cases. At The Japanese Connection, we can ensure an efficient and accurate Japanese language service for all your arbitration requirements.



Japanese Deposition Translators

Depositions are demanding, requiring professional interpreters who can work in high-pressure scenarios. The Japanese Connection can offer legal specialists for any aspect of deposition interpreting.

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It is essential that complex legal procedures are clearly accessible to speakers of other languages. We can offer expert Japanese interpreters who often have a background in the legal industry.

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The Japanese Connection’s specialist interpreters ensure that language barriers do not impede ease of dialogue and the exchange of crucial information during tribunals.

Japanese Shipping Disputes Translators

Shipping is a global enterprise and it is inevitable that disputes will often be of an international nature. Our interpreters have an extensive knowledge of the legal procedures in the maritime sector.





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The Japanese Legal System

In 1868, following the feudal regime, the modernisation of Japan (Meiji Restoration) started.  The Meiji reformers were strongly influenced by legal theories that had evolved in Prussia.  The Japanese legal system is based on the civil law system.  After World War II, the Constitution was replaced, and many other laws were newly enacted or amended.

The principle of judicial review was introduced to Japan from the United States.  Overall, the Japanese legal system is closer to the continental European system.  However, US common law, has modified the system.

The National Diet is the sole law-making organ of the State. However, it does not mean the Diet members draft bills. Many draft bills come from government agencies, which are then submitted to the Diet through the Cabinet.

The entirety of judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court and the lower courts (High Courts, District Courts, Family Courts and Summary Courts.) Independence of judiciary is guaranteed by the Constitution. Most judges are virtually life-time employees of a national governmental bureaucracy: the judiciary.

What sets the Japanese Connection's Japanese legal interpreters apart? 

The Constitution of Japan, which makes up Japan’s legal system, designates the separation of three powers: Legislative, Judicial and Executive power. The Japanese court system is often thought to be simpler than that of other nations as it is not a federal system. In the 1880s and 1890s, Japan implemented the ‘roppo’, or ‘six codes’ defining Civil, Criminal and Commercial laws in the country, these remain although they have been amended. Japanese commercial law is characterised by an association with the bureaucracy that is important in determining how business in Japan is conducted.  

Looking for Japanese language assistance in another field? 

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

Our 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? 

For a quote for Japanese legal translation or interpreting services or a related enquiry, please use the Quick Quote system on the right of the page. 

If you would like more information about our Japanese language services, please contact us.