Nick Bennett, JLPT1-Certified Japanese-English Translator

I'm a JLPT1-certified Japanese-English translator specializing in translating open-ended survey responses (verbatims), user manuals, websites, localization-related content, discovery documents, specifications and investment/business reports.

I graduated with a Double First in Japanese and Economics from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS). During my course I also spent a year at Hiroshima University on a Monbusho scholarship studying Japanese and Japanese literature.

I decided to set up my own business as a Japanese-English translator after accumulating invaluable experience working as a translator on the BBC's Nippon documentary series, an operations manager for a Japanese general trading company, a securities analyst in Tokyo and a financial translator in London. 24 happy years later, I'm now based in Dublin with an extensive client base of translation and localization companies in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan and the US.

A committed user of Trados Studio 2017, Memsource and Translation Workspace Xliff Editor, I'm always keen to embrace new technologies and recently enjoyed using Clip Studio Paint for a blockchain fantasy manga translation.

Other business interests include the monetization of two self-designed sites ( and through advertising and affiliate marketing. This project has provided me with precious hands-on experience of web design, SEO, affiliate schemes, digital marketing and Twitter bots that complements and enhances my translation work.

I look forward to receiving your translation inquiries via either of the following methods:

Recent Translations
Pre-sales presentation about a new SAP-based accounting system for a Japanese financial group
Subtitles for interview with Japanese participant in the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
Promotional interviews about the Apple Watch
Design specifications for a service that monitors Instagram posts
Apple employee satisfaction survey (NPP) responses
Blockchain fantasy manga
Chat conversations between Amazon customers and Amazon agents
Presales presentation about a workstyle reform solution jointly developed by SAP
Subtitles for interviews with Shochiku and ANA staff about Shochiku Grand Cabaret
Manual for a wafer handling robot
Presales presentation about SAP SuccessFactors
IT security specifications
Survey responses from Lenovo dealers
Survey responses about face recognition feature in iPhones
Questions, answers and instructions for a Nikon multiple choice customer satisfaction survey
CSR report
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
Member organisations
Digital Marketing Institute (DMA)
Ireland Japan Association (IJA)
Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association (ITIA)
Japan Association of Translators (JAT)
Education record
Hiroshima University (Hiroshima)
Institut Catholique (Paris)
School of Oriental & African Studies (London)
Winchester College (UK)