We provide a highly personalised Japanese-English translation and interpreting service which is always tailored to clients' needs. We strive to build strong relationships with all our clients by taking the time to get to know their businesses and objectives.
We are accustomed to delivering projects which meet stringent Japanese levels of quality and service.
Industries and fields in which we have translated and interpreted include:
- Corporate governance & strategy
- Funding, investment and business plans
- Commercial contracts & negotiations
- Public relations and external communications
- Nuclear power
- Construction, infrastructure and project management
- Logistics & international trade
- Sales & marketing
- Tourism & culture
- Formula One racing
- Mobile communications
- Clinical trials & doctor/patient medical interviews
- Intellectual property
- IT systems
- University academic reports & surveys (cross-cultural communication research)
-e-learning study courses
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs in detail.
Award-winning Japanese specialist with expertise in UK-Japan collaborations, including a national infrastructure megaproject.
A graduate of the University of Shizuoka, Japan, Graeme Lawrence has used Japanese in a business environment since 1988, working for multinational corporations such as Hitachi, Honda and Panasonic.
Before going independent, his roles included in-house translator and interpreter, B2B client services and international trade manager at a Japanese biotechnology company, Japanese cultural advisor to British CEOs, and cross-cultural communication trainer. For several years he was an interpreter and translator in the CEO Office of an Anglo-Japanese infrastructure megaproject.
Having studied the Japanese language and culture since high school, Graeme has twice achieved Grade A in Level 1 (the highest level) in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT N1), and was First Prize Winner at the JETRO/SOAS Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese (2019).
Graeme has applied his experience of working in major Japanese organisations for over 25 years through facilitating corporate training workshops on behalf of Japan Consulting Office (JCO), a company which specialises in improving efficiency in the workplace and communication between Japanese and non-Japanese colleagues.
He also has experience as a Japanese language consultant responsible for business development and client relationship management (CRM) at a market-leading UK localisation agency specialising in East Asian languages.
Graeme lived and worked in Shizuoka Prefecture under the gaze of Mount Fuji for nine years. His story is here: Graeme Lawrence: Translator/Interpreter | Ikigai Connections
· 静岡県立大学 国際関係学部 卒業
· ビジネス日本語スピーチ・コンテスト 優勝 （JETRO/SOAS主催Sir Peter Parker Awards、2019年）
· 日本語能力試験一級 JLPT N1（Grade A）
· 日本滞在 9年
Winning presentation at the 29th Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese (2019) organised jointly by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
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Tel: 01295 402295
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Japan Consulting Office (JCO) specializes in improving efficiency in the workplace and communications between Japanese and non-Japanese colleagues. We do this through a range of public courses and in-house training programs addressing culture, leadership and management.
Email Graeme Lawrence: UK2@JapanConsultingOffice.com