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Language Services

The following list of stenographic, interpretation and translation services is provided as a reference of available services in Japan. The Embassy in no way endorses any of these organizations. Interested individuals are encouraged to seek additional sources of assistance or references from friends and colleagues.

Please note that the Embassy cannot pay for or provide you with an interpreter. You must arrange directly with such persons in Japan or in the U.S. for their services and payment of their fees.

Visit the Embassy's website for information on video services.

Stenographers/Court Reporters

  • Alpha Corporation
    2-5-7 Hirakawa-cho
    Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093
    Tel: 81-3-6228-2422
    Fax: 81-3-6228-2737
  • American Realtime Court Reporters (Japan)
    Shisa X, Room 803
    4-12-12 Nishi-Tenma
    Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0047
    Japan phone: (81)(3) 6890-8593
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    www.americanrealtime.com
  • American Realtime Court Reporters (United States)
    1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Suite 950
    Washington, DC 20036
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    www.americanrealtime.com 
  • Lloyd Michaux
    Rm 2208, Lippo Centre Two
    89 Queensway, Admiralty
    Hong Kong
    Tel: +852.3583.0222
    Fax: +852.3583.0223
    E-mail: lm@lloydmichaux.com
    www.lloydmichaux.com
    William C. LaBorde, RPR, CRR, CCR #673
    Certified Realtime Reporter
    11609 Cameo Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89138
    Tel: 702-292-1496, Fax: 702-896-2640
    E-mail: wclaborde@mac.com 
  • Merrill Corporation
    3203, Lippo Centre One, 89 Queensway
    Hong Kong
    Tel: 852-2522-1998, Fax: 852-2522-1575
    E-mail: hongkong@merrillcorp.com
    http://www.merrillcorp.com/mls
  • Planet Depos, LLC (Japan)
    16F Hankyu Terminal Building
    1-1-4 Shibata
    Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012
    Japan phone: (81)(3) 6890-8593
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    www.planetdepos.com
  • Planet Depos, LLC (United States)
    1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Suite 950
    Washington, DC 20036
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    www.planetdepos.com

 

Interpreters & Translators

  • Abacus Translation Services
    Tokyo, Japan: 2-22-19-110 Imagawa, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-0035
    Tel: 81-3-5311-1786
    Fax: 81-3-5311-1787
    Los Angeles, California: 401 N. Garfield Ave., Ste 1., Alhambra, CA 91801
    Tel: 1-626-282-9186
    Fsx: 1-626-282-9252
    E-mail: abacustranslation@gmail.com
    http://www.certifiedchinesetranslation.com/Japanese/
  • Alpha Corporation
    2-5-7 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093
    Tel: 81-3-6228-2422 Fax: 81-3-6228-2737
  • American Deposition Services Group, Thomas Consultants International Co., Ltd.
    2-1-3-101 Kitamachi, Fujiwara-dai, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1301
    Tel: 81-78-987-0752, Fax: 81-78-987-0754
    E-mail: gathomas@mb.infoweb.ne.jp
  • Arc Communications Inc.
    Translation and Interpretation Services
    Moriden Building 7th Fl.,
    3-9-9 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073
    Tel: +81-3-5730-6133
    Fax: +81-3-5730-6134
    E-mail: arc-c@arc-c.jp
    http://www.arc-c.jp/eng/index.html
  • American Realtime Court Reporters (Japan)
    Shisa X, Room 803
    4-12-12 Nishi-Tenma
    Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0047
    Japan phone: (81)(3) 6890-8593
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    www.americanrealtime.com
  • Tomoko Ashida
    13-28-302 Saka-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0002
    Mobile: +81-(0)80-4729-1051
    E-mail: taosaka@aol.com
  • Convex
    Ichijoji Bldg., 2-3-22 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041
    Tel: 81-3-3589-3355 Fax: 81-3-3589-3974
  • Cosmopolitan Village
    Chibaken Keieisha Kaikan 5F, 4-3 Chibaminato, Chiba-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken 260-0026
    Tel: 81-43-246-3117 E-mail: yendo@cosvi.co.jp
  • Franchir Co., Ltd.
    Akane Bldg. 3F, 3-16-15 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0031
    Tel: 81-3-6908-3671
    Fax: 81-3-6908-3672
    E-mail: info@franchir-japan.co.jp
    http://www.franchir-japan.co.jp
  • Harmani, LLC, (USA)
    1800 JFK BLVD Suite 300 Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Tel: (215) 253-4410; Fax : (215) 790-2965
    E-mail: info@harmani.com
    (JAPAN)
    Tsubase Superto 6 - 309,
    1-9-18 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Tokyo 171-0022
  • High-Tech Interpreting Services (Hisao Uema)
    369-20 Nakawakura, Matsudo-shi,Chiba 270-0025
    Tel & Fax: 81-47-348-8446
  • Holcombe & Associates
    Litigation Interpreting & Legal Translation, A-206 Park City, 4-33-1 Seijo, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 157-0066
    Tel: 81-(0)3-5490-0680, E-mail: holcombe@gol.com,
    cc: staff@holcombe.jp
  • Manako Ihaya
    ATA-certified Japanese-English translator/interpreter
    E-mail: manako@ihaya.org
    Japan: 4-9-3-504 Tode, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 212-0005
    California: 27062 Springwood Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630
    Tel: (949) 334-7407
  • Inter Language Service System (ISS)
    Nihon Seimei Ichibancho Bldg., 4F,23-3, Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082
    Tel: 81-3-3230-4731 Fax: 81-3-3230-4733
  • Yasuko Kawakami
    E-mail: Yasuko@Deposition-Translator.com
    translator@yasukokawakami.com
    Japan Office: 2-10-1 Takakuradai, Suma-ku, Kobe 654-0081
    Tel/Fax: (81)(78) 734-0515
    Hawaii Office: 1750 Kalakaua Ave., Century Center Suite 1806,  Honolulu, HI 96826
    Tel: 808-955-5257; Global Cell:  808-341-6000
  • KYR Communications (Seth A. Reames)
    1-31-18-406 Okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0033
    Tel and Fax: 81-3-3725-7467, E-mail: kyr@zap.att.ne.jp
  • Legal Translation Eikodo (translation)
    746-24 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken 252-0816
    Tel: 0466-86-5901; Fax: 0466-86-5902; Mobile: 080-5405-0411
    E-mail: sales@naati-translators.com
    http://www.naati-translators.com
  • Lise & Partners, Inc.
    William Lise, President
    Suite 405, 1-403-4 Kosugimachi, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki 211-0063
    Tel: 044-739-3026, Fax: 044-739-4881
  • Gerald T. Peters, U.S. Patent Agent
    JTT Translation Services, LLC (registered in NH USA)
    Japanese liaison office:
    23-21 Yayoigaoka Takatsuki Osaka 569-1021
    Tel (within Japan): 080 4232 0566
    Tel (via U.S.A.): +1 206 203 6374
    Fax (via U.S.A.): +1 206 203 6376
    E-mail: info@jtttranslation.com
    http://www.jtttranslation.com
  • The Meehan Group
    Sworn Translation and Deposition Interpretation
    7-2-28 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
    Tel: +81-90-9144-2569 (24 hours/7 days a week)
    E-mail: info@meehan.jp
    http://www.meehan.jp/
  • Planet Depos, LLC (Japan)
    16F Hankyu Terminal Building
    1-1-4 Shibata
    Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012
    Japan phone: (81)(3) 6890-8593
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    www.planetdepos.com
  • Simul International Inc.
    Tsukiji Eto Bldg. 5F, 1-12-6 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
    Tel: 81-3-3524-3101 Fax: 81-3-3524-3105
  • TransPerfect Japan
    IMAS Nishi-Shinjuku Bldg. 7F, 5-3-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
    Tel: +81-3-5351-6030
    Fax: +81-3-5351-6050
    E-mail: tpj-solutions@transperfect.com
    http://www.transperfect.com/