Nick Bennett, Japanese-English Translator (JLPT Level 1)

Welcome to my home page. I'm a professional Trados-enabled Japanese-English translator who learned his Japanese at the School of Oriental & African Studies in London University under the renowned academic and writer P. G. O'Neill. During my course I also obtained a Japanese Monbusho scholarship that allowed me to spend a year at Hiroshima University, where I studied macroeconomic theory and Japanese literature.

After graduating from SOAS with a double first in Japanese and Economics, I built a rich and varied career as a translator at the BBC, an operations manager for a Japanese trading company, an analyst for a British securities company in Tokyo, and a financial translator for a Japanese news service.

Now based in Dublin, I specialize in software/website localization and translating investment reports, open-ended survey responses/focus group feedback (for end clients such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Lenovo, Microsoft, Gucci, Air France and GlaxoSmithKline) and discovery documents. I believe that my translations are informed by my extensive working experience with Japanese, an unstinting commitment to translation quality and punctuality, and a kaizen-inspired readiness to upskill and embrace new technologies.

At my client's request, I have assembled a team of hand-picked J-E translators to deliver additional quality-assured capacity when required.

I also manage two self-designed sports arbitrage websites that generate additional advertising and affiliate income ( and This sideline has provided me with valuable hands-on experience of web design, SEO, online marketing, affiliate marketing and digital advertising.

I welcome inquiries via , Twitter or Facebook and look forward to discussing your translation needs.

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Recent Translations
Questions, answers and instructions for a Nikon multiple choice custoemer satisfaction survey
CSR report
Responses to a marketing survey for toothpaste
Responses to a marketing survey for denture adhesive
Responses to a marketing survey for an amusement park
Responses to an IT partner survey
Warranty for a sonic toothrush
Instructions for a QR code reader app
Robot manual
Speeches by Japanese polticians attending the 14th Shangri-La Dialogue
Interview with Denon
Verbatims of Apple Store employees
Email correspondence (pre-acquisition due diligence)
FAQs for CAD software
Bandai Namco ID error messages
Bandai Namco ID error messages
Bandai Namco ID error messages
Article on integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGOC) power plants
146-slide presentation on a major exporter's product strategies and roadmaps
Verbatims of Microsoft partners
Profiles of creative companies in Kyoto
Employee satisfaction verbatims
Report on privacy policies for mobile apps
Business Continuity Report (BCP)
Online FAQs for printers and digital cameras
LUMIX LX7 webpage
Medical imaging engineer reports
IGEL website
MHI quarterly ezine
Powerpoint presentation about the design of Yamaha motorbikes
Business consignment contract
Software specifications
Manual for Android smartphone
Powerpoint presentation of access management solution
Product name and logo guidelines
Press releases for lens maker
Web content for lens maker
FAQs for multi channel AV receiver
Datasheet for application specific controller
XMF workflow reference manual
Web content design guidelines
Web content for camcorders
E-learning PowerPoint presentation and speech about Java programming
Cisco press releases
Cisco questionnaire responses
Learning@Cisco Newsletter
Sanyo digital recorder brochure
Canon EOS Movie webpages
Asian Development Bank questionnaire
Content management system manual
FAQs for MP3 recorder
Application for 21st Century COE Program
Export certificate (car)
Article about use of a spray rinsing catheter in colonoscopy
Current clients
Ablana Translation and Literary Services
ALS International
Anglo-Japan Services
Berlitz GlobalNET
Bilingual Group
Bowne Translation Services
Central Translations
Japan Bytes
Kawasho Corporation
Keywords International
Sun Global Communication
Transatlantic Translations
Previous employers
Nikkei News Bulletin (London)
Jardine Fleming (Tokyo)
Kawasho (London)
BBC (London)
Education record
Hiroshima University (Hiroshima)
Institut Catholique (Paris)
School of Oriental & African Studies (London)
Winchester College (UK)
Member organisations
Digital Marketing Institute
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber of Commerce
Ireland Japan Association (IJA)
Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association (ITIA)
Japan Association of Translators (JAT)