Language: Japanese ⇔ English
Rates for one interpreter (excluding tax)
|Level||Interpretation rates (JP Yen, excluding tax)||Interpretation skill||Example of supported events|
(Four working hours)
(Eight working hours)
(Every 30 minutes)
|Professional (Business, professional level)||85,000+||120,000+||9,375+||Capable of flexibly responding to unscripted discussions or speeches in highly specialized fields. Simultaneous, whispered, or consecutive interpretation.||International conferences, seminars, symposiums, courtesy visits by ministers, factory and facility audits, financial results briefings, stockholders’ meetings, board meetings|
|Intermediate (Business, intermediate level)||56,000+||80,000+||6,250+||Capable of interpreting technical discussions or speeches 70% scripted and 30% unscripted, requiring specialized knowledge.
Consecutive or whispered interpretation.
|Seminars, business meetings, factory and facility inspections, technical trainings|
(Business, basic level)
|–||50,000+||3,907+||Capable of interpreting discussions or speeches 70% scripted, not requiring much specialized knowledge.
|Business meetings, seminars|
|Exhibition booth attendance, receptions|
Guideline for Determining Number of Interpreters
|Simultaneous interpretation||Two or three →(Example) Two interpreters alternate every 15 minutes at an international conference.|
|Consecutive interpretation||One or two → depending on the number of listeners|
Definition of Service Types
|Half day service||Four binding hours (Treated as full day service if a lunch break (12:00 to 13:00) is in-between.)|
|Full day service||Eight binding hours (seven actual working hours)|
|Overtime service||If binding hours exceed eight hours, overtime is charged for every 30 minutes at a 25% higher rate.|
Cancellation fees are applicable from 8 days’ notice including the first day of the service on a business day basis.
|Notification timing||8 days’ notice||7 days’ notice||6 days’ notice||5 days’ notice|
|Cancellation fee (% of quotation)||25%||50%||75%||100%|
Preparatory Meeting Fee
If a preparatory meeting attended by interpreters is required before the service date, the following rates are charged.
|Within four binding hours||50% of the half day interpretation service rate|
|Exceeding four binding hours||50% of the full day interpretation service rate|
Actual expenses are charged.
Depending on the service location or time, interpreters may need to stay the night before or after the service. Quotations will be provided as necessary.
Arrangement of hotels will be discussed as necessary.
Services Outside Japan
Services are available outside Japan. Quotations will be provided upon request.