AST Translation Service


Japanese/English Translating and Advising for Business


Ms. Shibahara is a translator and advisor for overseas people doing business in Japan. Specialist industries include manufacturing, construction, and professional practices. Her company, AST Translation Service, provides business support for companies that are looking to expand internationally and those whose majority business partners are from abroad.


Ms. Shibahara was employed as a British personal assistant overseeing office management and general clerical work. Her experience working abroad allows for an advantage in understanding the nuances between Japanese and international cultures. Moreover, she has experience in administrative work and overseas assignment of international companies, and is well acquainted with the daily administration of international business. That’s why AST can provide guidance and training tailored to the desires and goals of people who need English conversation in business scenarios. This can be, for example, for families of business professionals who live overseas and need to use English for business, social interactions, and so on. To help your business run more smoothly, AST will cover the following areas related to English language in her training: Business English, Business E-mail, and Presentation Materials. She also provides support in transport arrangements, appointment adjustment and Skype interpreting with Japanese customers. 


As well as the above mentioned, Ms. Shibahara has provided services including all-day interpreting for visiting classical musicians (in English), business negotiation, interpreter experience at environmental affiliates and stationery parts companies, and translation of standard documents such as the Family Register Certificate, Resident Card, Alien Registration Card, Marriage Certificate, Job Hunting form etc.


AST can support both business success and development of entrepreneurs with personalized service. Each unique challenge will be met with care and professionalism. If the client is within Gunma prefecture or Tokyo, travel is possible to provide in-person consultation and assistance.


Quotations are free. Please contact AST at


Japanese/English Translating and Advising for Business

Akiko Shibahara

Technical English is the specialty field. Translations are provided for presentation materials for overseas companies, technical manuals, business documents, interpreting for exhibitions, and factory visits from abroad. She has experience as an advisor to a global-affiliated company and overseas assignments and has a thorough knowledge of overseas business norms and standards.


Takasaki City, Gunma Pref.


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