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DISCLAIMER:  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.

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
  • Arc Communications Inc.
    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)
    4-3-9 Nihonbashi Muromachi
    Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022
    Tel: 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.
    4-19-27 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
    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
    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
  • Kirameki Translations, Inc. (formerly Lise & Partners, Inc.)
    #113, 5-8-12 Himonya, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0003
    Tel: 81-(3)-3713-6447, Fax: 81-(3)-3713-6573
    Email:inquiry@kirameki-translation.co.jp
    http://www.kirameki-translation.co.jp
  • 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 only)
    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
  • Gerald T. Peters
    JTT Translation Services, LLC
    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
    7-2-28 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
    Tel: +81-90-9144-2569
    E-mail: info@meehan.jp
    http://www.meehan.jp/
  • Planet Depos, LLC (Japan)
    4-3-9 Nihonbashi Muromachi
    Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022
    Tel: 81-3-6890-8593
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    http://www.planetdepos.com/Asia
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: tokyo@transperfect.com
    http://transperfect.com/

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)
    4-3-9 Nihonbashi Muromachi
    Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022
    Tel: 81-3-6890-8593
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767

  • 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 

  • Planet Depos, LLC (Japan)
    4-3-9 Nihonbashi Muromachi
    Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022
    Tel: 81-3-6890-8593
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    http://www.planetdepos.com/Asia

  • Planet Depos, LLC (United States)
    1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Suite 950
    Washington, DC 20036
    U.S. phone: 1-888-433-3767
    www.planetdepos.com