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Company Name Franchir Co., Ltd.
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Address 4-19-27 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
171-0031 JAPAN
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TEL +81-3-6908-3671
FAX +81-3-6908-3672
Representative Director Hisae Ito
(Normally goes by maiden name for business: Hisae Nabeta)
Born in 1972 and graduated afrom the Art Department in Yokohama National University’s College of Education.
studying abroad in France for her third year on a MEXT scholarship.
Then also went back to earn an M.A. in Development Economics from Hosei University through night courses.
Started off working for a wine trader before entering a translation agency.
Has worked as secretary to an Algerian Project Manager on a plant construction project and Japanese-French interpreter on JICA projects in Togo, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Morocco, Senegal, Madagascar, and Cape Verde.
Capital 3 million yen
End of Fiscal Year December 31
Financial Institutions Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
No. of Employees 15
Licenses / Certifications Paid work placement business license (13-YU-306690)
Laborer dispatching business license (HA13-305452)
Certified legal translation vendor for French Embassy
Professional Institution Memberships Japanese Translation Federation, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Association for Trade with Russia and NIS, Japan Users Association of Information Systems, France-Japan Chamber of Commerce (CCI France Japan)

Management Policy

Crossing borders to support you
Since being founded in 2011, Franchir has actively strived to function as a bridge between Japan and the world.

Crossing Borders to Support You


As implied by its name, a French verb meaning to climb or to cross, Franchir has actively strived to function as a bridge between Japan and the world since being founded in 2011.

Originally, Franchir focused mainly on providing field interpretation services in Africa (Morocco, Cameroon) and Central Asia (Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan), but has since expanded to also service various other languages and countries across Europe, Latin America, and Asia. We have contributed to projects in France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the U.K., Honduras, Columbia, Costa Rica, Myanmar, Vietnam, and more. We provide accompanying interpreters from Japan, as we always have, but also actively encourage requests for overseas interpretation and field interpretation on the strength of our growing roster of elite local interpreters in countries all over the world, both Japanese and non-Japanese.

We aim to fill your interpreting needs both between Japanese language pairs and English language pairs such as English-French, English-Spanish, English-Russian, and more. We are equipped to evaluate an interpreter’s abilities and dispatch the right person for you, having researched the state of interpretation assets in all four corners of the world.

In efforts to increase the quality of our translations, we at Franchir encourage our in-house staff to increase their linguistic abilities. We have native speakers of English, French, Russian, and Spanish currently among our full-time staff to both translate and check translations into their native languages, as well as to quickly field any client inquiries. All our employees?both Japanese and non-Japanese?pride themselves on their professionality in client interactions and keep your satisfaction in mind at all times during their work.

Moving forward, in order to continue our global expansion, we at Franchir will continue to grow our network and forge on to support our clients in their own development, both from and into Japan.

July 2018
Hisae Ito
Representative Director
Franchir Co., Ltd

Our Company Name

The word franchir is French for to climb or to cross. We chose this as our name as it aligned with our aspirations: to support the language and informational abilities of those Japanese companies with concerns about taking their first steps overseas.
Originally, we came up with the theme of bridges as we wanted to start a company that bridges Japan and Africa, as well as the world at large. We started with the French word for bridge, pont (the ‘t’ is silent). Paging through the dictionary for alternatives, the phrase “franchir un pont” (crossing a bridge) came up. Flipping next to the entry for franchir – to exceed, to climb, to cross – we liked the positive connotations in the examples. Here is one:
Franchir le pas
= to make a decision (after long hesitation)
We saw our client base as those Japanese companies with concerns about taking their first steps overseas, and we aspired to support the language and informational abilities of such companies while keeping their costs down. We are Franchir.
Areva Japan, Bunkakobo, Central Consultant, COJAAL (construction consortium for East-West Algerian Highway), Crown Agents Japan, CTI Engineering International, Daiho Corporation, Earth and Human Corporation, Echo Corporation, Eurasia 21, EY Japan, Fire Equipment and Safety Center of Japan, Fujita Planning, Fukunaga Architects Engineers, Hitachi, IHI Corporation, International Council of Nurses, ITEC Corporation, Itochu Corporation, Japan Association for Trade with Russia and NIS Japan Forest Technology Association, Japan International Cooperation System, JGC Corporation, J-Power, Kajima Corporation, Katahira Engineering International, Kokusai Kogyo, Komori Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi-UFJ Research and Consulting, Mitsui OSK Lines, NHK Integrated Technology, Nihon Sekkei, Nippon Denki, Nippon Koei, NJS Consultants, Nomura, NTC International, Ogawa Seiki, Oriental Consultants, Relo Panasonic Excel International, Sekkei Keikaku , Swing Corporation, System Science Consultants, TEPCO, Toda Corporation, Tokura Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Unico International, Yachiyo Engineering, Yamashita Sekkei, Yokogawa Bridge Corporation,
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Franchir Co., Ltd
4-19-27, Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
171-0031 Japan
TEL:+81-3-6908-3671
FAX:+81-3-6908-3672
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