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Translation Services

Translation Services

From commercial and technical documents to various certificates and reports, we provide translations for all different types of documents and texts.
The exchange of accurate documents such as letters and meeting minutes etc. are essential for overseas transactions. Also, having a website translated into multiple languages can potentially bring in new business opportunities. We handle a wide range of translations from general commercial documents, technical documents to all types of certifications and reports. In addition, we provide certified translations of documents such as family registers, and graduation certificates for submission to embassies.

Services we provide

General Translations:

When our clients venture into new markets overseas and undergo business negotiations with new business partners, high-quality translation services are indispensable. Through our domestic and international network, we translate a wide variety of texts including business letters, contracts, reports, company brochures, pamphlets, articles of incorporation, commercial registers, financial statements, technical specifications, technical drawings, and company websites. We translate from Japanese into a number of foreign languages including English and visa-versa.

Furthermore, if you have a document that you have written yourself and would like to have proofread, we also offer proofreading services by our native language staff to ensure that the document reads naturally in the target language.

Whether it is a short passage of text, a mixture of Japanese and another language, or a document that you would like to have translated from a foreign language into English rather than Japanese, please contact one of our coordinators with the target language of the document and your price range. We will come up with the best way to accommodate your needs that best suits you and the success of your business.

International Cooperation Project Reports/Tender Documents

Nowadays, Japanese international cooperation project reports are increasingly being made public overseas and it is paramount that foreign language translations are of the highest quality. For example, in terms of the translation of an ODA-related report, there is a need for the translator to be knowledgeable with the processes and terminology concerning such areas as ODA grants, technical cooperation, and loan aid. In addition, knowledge in various fields including medicine, civil engineering, construction and agriculture is also essential. When creating a report, there are often detailed specifics concerning format and layout that need to be adhered to so having experience with report guidelines is also necessary.

When arranging the construction of a facility or the procurement of machinery parts etc., it is usually required that tender documents be written up. As standard formats typically exist for different types of contracts and special technical specifications, the relevant guidelines for each type of document must also be followed. We can also translate architectural blueprints or device specifications and user manuals needed for supplying machine parts into such languages as English, French, Russian and Spanish etc.

We at Franchir strive to keep our translations prices as low as possible to accommodate all of our clients, even for large projects, while maintaining a good balance of excellent local and international translators, and without compromising the quality of our translations.

Technical Translations (Plant Construction, Infrastructure etc.)

Accurate and efficient translations are indispensable for large-scale projects like those in international resource development, solar and other renewable energies, the construction of power stations and substations, and other plant construction along with road, harbor, bridge, railroad and other infrastructure-related projects. Such construction works require sizable operational manuals, structural calculations, material analysis documents and other reports, and we are more than happy to help with the translations of these documents as well.

Also, as various countries, for example African nations such as Tunisia, Algeria, Mozambique in Africa, and others including Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan continue to expand internationally, there is an ever-increasing need for translations of tender documents and the like. This means that is not uncommon to see such documents published in French, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese etc. in addition to English ones.

We deal not just with Japanese-English translations but translations from all these languages and more into English and vice-versa.
<Plant Construction>
In the field of plant construction, we can translate documents from all kinds of plants (petroleum, LNG tank, gas, pharmaceutical, power etc.) related to necessary preliminary designs, process designs, plumbing, instrumentation, rotary machines, pressure vessels and various other machines, light installation, fire prevention systems, and architectural specifications and drawings from the design, procurement, and constructions phases right up until the trial run phase. Our translators have plenty of experience in these areas and we pride ourselves on producing translations that are not only superior in quality but also contain the correct terminology.

Proofreading Services from Native Speakers

Our native language staff will check for, as well as correct, any errors in spelling, sentence construction, and grammar.

Languages we provide services for

English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Turkish, Korean, Chinese, Burmese, Burmese, Vietnamese, Serbian, Thai, Ukrainian, Indonesian, Mongolian, etc.
Examples of General Translations
· Company brochures
· Financial analysis reports, financial statements
· Small and medium enterprises surveys
· Rules/Regulations of Employment
· Articles of incorporation
· Limited Partnership Agreements
· Confidentiality agreements/non-disclosure agreements
· Wills/Testaments
· Affidavits
· Taxation office-related documents
· Presentations for training purposes (nursing, tourism, civil engineering, transportation etc.) (English, Russian, Vietnamese, Lao, Portuguese etc.)
· Real Estate Transfer Certificates
· Limited Liability Partnership Association
· Construction contracts
· Monetary loan contracts
· Non-disclosure agreements
· Construction contracts
· Business Licensing Agreement
· Transfer of title contracts
· Will and testaments
· Declarations and affidavits
· Various warranties, others (English to Japanese, French to Japanese, Japanese to English, Japanese to French)
· Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Report (Japanese to English)
· Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction Support Evaluation Report (Japanese to English)
· Press releases (English to Japanese)
· Tender documents (English to Japanese, Japanese to French)
· United States General Accounting Office Report (English to Japanese)
· Australian Taxation Office documents (English to Japanese)
· Company regulations and bylaws (English to Japanese)
· Articles of incorporation, company registry (English to Japanese)
· Tax-related documents (English to Japanese)
· Law on doctors, pharmacists and foreign government clinics (English to Japanese)
· United Kingdom traffic and road management-related documents (English to Japanese)
· Presentation materials for training purposes (nursing, tourism, public works, traffic) (English, Russian, Vietnamese, Lao, Portuguese)

Translated Reports on International Cooperation
< Japanese to English >
· 2012 ODA White Paper
· Natural Disaster Risk Assessment and Area Business Continuity Plan Formation for Industrial Agglomerated Areas in the ASEAN Region
· Survey Report on Foreign Investment Promotion in Iraq
· Small and Medium Enterprises Survey Report in Indonesia
· Comparative Analysis Report of Donor Schemes for Improving the Added Value of Elementary and High School Buildings
· Damage Situation Report of Buipe Bridge and Yapei Bridge in Ghana’s Central Corridor
· Improvement of Svay Rieng State Hospital Project Report (Cambodia)
· Bortnychi Sewage Treatment Modernization Project Report (Ukraine)
· Chroy Changwar Bridge Rehabilitation Project Report (Cambodia)
· Detailed Design Study for Yangon-Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase I in Myanmar
· Preparatory Survey for a Science Experiment Education Project in Vietnam: Promotion of BOP Business Partnership Report
· Preparatory Survey for the Replacement of Ambulances in the Bhutan
· Preparatory Survey for Rental Factories for Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam (PPP Infrastructure Project)
· Preparatory Survey for the Improvement Plan of the Japan-Mongolia Educational Hospital
· 2005 Report on Supporting Regional Development through Urban Tourism
· Preparatory Survey for the Project for Improvement of the Queensway Substation in Uganda

< Japanese/English to French >
· Capacity Development Project Training Report for the Djibouti Coast Guard
· Extension of the Nouadhibou Fishing Port Project Report (Mauritania)
· Project Report on the Construction of the Croix-des-Missions Bridge and new road in Haiti
· Preparatory Survey for the Katanga State National Vocational Training School Development Plan in Congo
· Preparatory Survey for the Improvement Plan of the Solibula Intersection in the Ivory Coast
· Preparatory Survey for the Improvement of Equipment for Security Enhancement in Morocco
· Survey Report on the Construction of Elementary and High Schools in Haiti
· Agriculture Technology Adviser Business Report (Senegal)
· Preparatory Survey Report for the Construction and Equipment Project of the Allada Hospital in the Atlantic Province of Benin
· Project Report on the Promotion of Inland Aquaculture in Benin
· Data Collection Survey on water resource utilization and distribution in Benin

< Japanese/ English to Russian >
· Tashigzar Kumkurgan Railway New Line Construction Project in Uzbekistan
· Kyrgyzstan National Highway Road Disaster Preparedness Capacity Development Project
· Food safety policy planning and management training materials
· Ministry of Foreign Affairs-commissioned project in 2014. “OJT Training for the Japan Center for Russia Technical Support Center” (Urban Environment/Waste Disposal European Russia Department) training materials
· Preparatory Survey for the Kyrgyzstan International Interstate Road Improvement Project

< Japanese/ English to Spanish >
· Data Collection Survey for Private Enterprises Partnership in Mexico
· Data Collection Survey for the urban transportation plan in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
· Capacity Development for Improvement of Livestock Hygiene in the Southern Part of South America through the Regional Technical Cooperation Project
· Disaster Prevention Sector Policy and Institutions Survey in Peru
· Data Collection Survey for the Energy-Saving Sector in the Dominican Republic
· Data Collection Survey for Emergency Medicine/Disaster Medicine in El Salvador
· Lempira County and El Paraiso County Maternal and Child Health Clinic Service Quality Improvement Plan in Honduras
· Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Human Resource Development Plan in Peru

< Japanese / English to Portuguese >
· Data Collection Survey for the National Education Sector in Mozambique
· Preparatory Survey for the Construction Plan of the Training School for Medical Personnel in Nakara, Mozambique
· Training materials for shipbuilding personnel in Brazil (2014)
· Emergency Port Rehabilitation Project Evaluation in Angola
· Human Resource Development Expert Dispatch Project for the Coal Industry in Mozambique
· Preparatory Survey for the Construction Plan of the Training School for medical personnel in Maputo, Mozambique
· Training materials for disaster reduction training course in Brazil
· Improvement of Infrastructure and Equipment of Training Schools for Health Personnel in Mozambique
?Basic Design Study Report on the Project for Improvement of Bridges in Zambezia and Tete Provinces in Mozambique
· Preparatory Survey for the Construction Plan of Cabo Delgado Bridge in Mozambique
· Medical Technologist Teacher Training Report (Mozambique)
· Training materials for the JICA Mozambique Medical Technologist Teacher Training Course
· Report on the Construction Plan of the Training School for Medical Professionals in Maputo, Mozambique
?Preparatory Survey for the introduction of the Smart Grid Project in Curitiba Metropolitan Area

< Other languages >
· Preparatory Survey for the Yashima Gas-fired Combined- Cycle Power Plant Construction Project in Azerbaijan (Azer language)
· Project for Spreading Water Users Associations for the Efficient Use of Irrigation Water Report in Iraq (Arabic)
· Preparatory Survey for the Enhancement Plan for the Nocum Road Construction Center in Yemen (Arabic)
· Disaster Education Project Report in Turkey (Turkish)
· Capacity Development Toward Effective Disaster Risk Management Project Report in Turkey (Turkish)


Technical translations
· Maeko Long-span Cable-stayed Bridge-related Inspection documents (Japanese to English)
· Disaster prevention assessment guidelines of a petroleum industrial complex (Japanese to English)
· Various manuals (compressor, quality, power distribution, mud-pressurized propulsion machine, hose wiring vehicle) (Japanese to English)
· Underground power substation design guidelines (Japanese to English)
· Design guidelines for the renewal of Tokyo subway station (Japanese to English)
· Safety and health management regulations (Japanese to English)
· Architectural particular specifications (Japanese to English)
· Bridge design condition documents (Japanese to English)
· Machinery construction specifications (Japanese to English, Japanese to French)
· Printing machine user guide (English to Japanese)
· Geological survey report (English to Japanese)
· Induction motor operation manual (Japanese to French)
· Portable turbidity meter manual (Japanese to French)
· SCADA monitoring system (Japanese to French)
· Maintenance manual for road facilities (Japanese to French)
· Design calculations (Japanese to French)
· Heavy metal analysis (Japanese to Russian)
· Pollutant diffusion report (Japanese to Russian)
· Machine manual (pump, compressor) (English to French)
· Rescue vehicle, truck, loading arm manual (English to French)
· Plant-related books (oil plants, chemical plants, power plants etc.) (English to French/Russian)
· Absorption-type refrigerator operation and maintenance manual (English to Russian)
The following are our base rates but please be advised that the actual price will vary depending on the content, deadline and volume of the document. Please ask one of our staff members about the price once your document is ready for translation.

  • In the case of Japanese document translations, one unit is calculated as 300 characters in the original Japanese document.
  • In the case of translations of documents in most European languages, one unit is calculated as 200 words in the original document.
  • The minimum charge is one unit (300 characters or 200 words).
    Orders below this volume will be charged as one unit.

From Japanese to other languages
To English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese etc.
(One unit is calculated as 300 characters in the original Japanese document)
4,200 yen/unit (tax not incl.)
Into Japanese from other languages
From English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese etc.
(One unit is calculated as 200 words in the original document)
4,000 yen/unit (tax not incl.)
From English into other languages (non-Japanese)
To French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese etc.
(One unit is calculated as 200 English words in the original document)
4,000 yen/unit (tax not incl.)
From other languages into English (non-Japanese)
From French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese etc.
(One unit is calculated as 200 words in the original document)
4,000 yen/unit (tax not incl.)
From Japanese to Chinese
(One unit is calculated as 300 characters in the original Japanese document)
4,200 yen/unit (tax not incl.)
From Chinese to Japanese
(One unit is calculated as 300 characters in the original Chinese document)
4,200 yen/unit (tax not incl.)
Proofreading Services from a Native Speaker
English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese etc.
(One unit is calculated as 200 words.)
1,600 yen/unit (tax not incl.)

Please note:

* Editing and table/chart creation will be charged separately. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Illustrator, PDF, CAD and InDesign)
* If available, please provide any glossaries or reference materials when you request a document to be translated.
Where possible, please notify us what the purpose of the document is (for printing, material used in-house, a presentation, a speech etc.).
* We will provide you with a price quote after viewing the source document and counting the number of words or characters. Documents may be in Word, PDF, hard copy, or any other format. Please contact us for more details.
* For languages not cited above (German, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Turkish, Korean, Burmese, Vietnamese, Serbian, Thai, Ukrainian, Indonesian, Mongolian, etc.) please contact us at info@franchir-japan.co.jp for a quote.
Inquiry
When the document for translation is ready, please contact us via phone or e-mail. We will provide a free price quotation generally based on the word count of the original document so please provide us with a hard or electronic copy. We will carefully consider the purpose, due date, and language pair along with any requests from the client when creating a price quotation.
Placing an order
We will confirm the quoted price and the due date of the translation (and request payment upfront from first-time clients). Once confirmed, we will select the most appropriate translator depending on their field of expertise and experience (in some cases multiple translators) and begin the translation.
Upon request, we can send a partial translation initially so that the client can check the quality. Also, any available glossary or reference materials will help produce the best quality translation so please provide us with any such material when possible.
Translation
Once the translation work is complete, we will check the result to ensure that there are no mistakes, omissions, and that the correct terminology has been used.
Editing
In formats such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files etc., we will edit/create tables and figures where necessary.
Delivery
The finished product will then be sent by e-mail, or through the post.
Follow-up
If there are any concerns relating to a completed translation, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible. We will then continue to follow any issues until they have been resolved. However, any translation/proofreading requests of an already translated document that has since been edited by the client may be subject to an additional fee.
Payment
After delivery of the translation, we will send an invoice by mail.
(request payment upfront from first-time clients)
For information on certified translations, please visit our separate Certified Translations page.

Please note:

* The minimum charge is one unit.
* Editing and table/chart creation will be charged separately. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Illustrator, PDF, CAD and InDesign
* If available, please provide any glossaries or reference materials when you request a document to be translated.
* We will provide you with a price quote after viewing the source document and counting the number of words or characters. Documents may be in Word, PDF, hard copy, or any other format. Please contact us for more details.
* For languages not cited above (German, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Turkish, Korean, Burmese, Vietnamese, Serbian, Thai, Ukrainian, Indonesian, Mongolian, etc.) please contact us at info@franchir-japan.co.jp for a quote.
Please feel free to make an inquiry.
Apply as a (Freelance) Interpreter/Translator.

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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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