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    216-0006 Kanagawa Prefecture, Kawasaki City,

    Miyamae Ward, Miyamaedaira 3-11-3-112

    Tel: (044) 862-5928; Fax: (044) 862-5929; Cellphone: 090-2068-6625 E-Mail:


    June 1999: University of London School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) MA in

    Japanese Area Studies (including Japanese translation) June 1994: University of London School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) BA (Hons.)

    2:1 in Japanese

    stMarch 1994: Winner 1 Prize, Sir Peter Parker Award for Spoken Japanese (Speech


     Oct 1992

    Oct 1993: Japanese Monbusho Scholarship Winner, Foreign Student Japanese Programme, Kyoto University

    June 1990: A-Levels in: Japanese (Grade A)

    French (Grade A)

    History (Grade A)

    June 1987: French Language Proficiency Diploma, Alliance Française de Londres


    Jan. 2000~ Freelance technical translator and in-house translator at Bridgestone. Sep. 1998~

    July 1999: Translator for and contributor to Manga Max and other Anime-related titles;

    Great deal of consecutive interpreting experience.

    MA Students’ representative to Japanese Dept., SOAS

    Feb 1997~: Freelance Medical & Technical Translator and Web Page

    Designer. Have Translated Several Web Pages and Taken a Hand in Their

    Design, Prior to Posting on the Internet.

    Oct 1996

    Feb. 1997: In-house Translator & Web Page Designer, Alvis Inc.

    Designed Company’s Web Page, which is still in use today.

    Oct 1996: Interpreter to World Textile Machinery Exhibition, Beijing, China July 1994: Freelance Technical Translator

    July 1994

    July 1996: Co-ordinator for International Relations (CIR), JET Programme, Minami


    Yamashiro Mura Board of Education, Kyoto Prefecture

    July 1994: Interpreter for Takarazuka Theatre Company During their London Run July 1994: Translated “The Dreams of Children” & “Memories”, both manga by Katsuhiro

    Otomo, into English

    Oct 1993

    July 1994: Freelance Technical Translator in London

    June 1994: Helped Organize the Kyoto Symposium at SOAS

    Oct 1992

    Oct 1993: Part-time English Teacher, Green English School, Kyoto Oct 1991

    Oct 1992: Taught English Part-time to Japanese Families Transferred to London July 1986

    July 1989: Service Centre (Computer) Operator, VISA Card, London. Worked on their

    LAN computer systems for tracking lost and stolen card claims. Feb 1985: Delegate to national medical Computer Conference, Oxford Oct 1982

    July 1986: Computer Operator, Stockwell Group Practice London


    ; Computerized the patient records for the Medical Centre in South London; Introduced

    automated repeat prescribing for chronic patients on medication ; Wrote and filed lost/stolen travellers’ cheques and credit card reports for VISA International

    in London; assisted in the computerization of anti-fraud techniques ; Experience of Web Page Design and Translation


    ; Studied simultaneous interpreting; passed Interschool entrance examination ; Hold Japanese residency and full work permit

    ; Hold full driving licence


    ; Currently using Windows XP with Office 2000 and Trados Version 5.5


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