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Watanabe, Yasuo
Language: Japanese Translation:  Yes    Interpreting:  Yes   
 
Language Combinations:

Japanese > English, English > Japanese

 
Fields of Speciality:

Legal (Depositions, Hearings, Trials, Attorney-Client Consultations, IP, Patents), Engineering & Manufacturing (Automotive, IT, Electronics, Envoronment, quality control, etc.), Labor Relations, Board & Other Business Meetings in General, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Humanities (Arts & Literature), Social Sciences in General, etc.

 
ATA Certification:
N/A
Michigan Court Certified Interpreter:

Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) qualification: Japanese-to-English & English-to-Japanese Interpreter.  1 of only 2 in the state.

International Certification:

Contractor to the U.S. Department of State Office of Language Services (passed the exam at "Conference Level")

 
Member Description:

Providing expert interpretation & translation services (Japanese <> English) since 1978 for businesses, governments, courts, mass media, universities, hospitals, law enforcement, and local communities.
 

A SELECTIVE LIST OF CLIENTS

 

Major Industries

GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Fuji Heavy (Subaru), Mazda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Hino; Denso, Aisin, JCI, Toyoda Boshoku, Toyoda Gosei, Lear, BASF, Delphi, Visteon, Dana, Arvin-Meritor, Akebono, Japan Brake, Usui, Yazaki, Tokai-Rika, Furukawa, Daikin-Goodman, AAM, Detroit Diesel, Kawasaki Robotics, Sanden, Enshu, Nagahama, Sanyo Machine Works, TS Precision, AlphaUSA; Kobe Steel, US Steel, SeAH USA, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, IHI; Mitsubishi Electric, Samsung, Honeywell, Sumitomo Silicone, Sumitomo Bakelite, Asahi Kasei, Cataler, Chem-Trend, Welding Technology Corp., Nippon Sheet Glass, Pilkington; Microsoft, McAfee, Texas Instruments, Fujitsu, Compuware, MathWorks, Delmia, Computer Associates; Ely Lilly, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Terumo; Nagaoka Perfumery; Unilever, etc.

 

Legal Clients

The Supreme Court of Japan; U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Courts, Missouri Supreme Court, Michigan Circuit Courts, Florida Circuit Courts, Michigan District Courts and Family Courts; the FBI.

Kirkland & Ellis, Jenner & Block, Pillsbury, Sherman & Sterling, Dickinson Wright, Mayer Brown, Winston & Strawn, Miller Canfield, Quinn Emanuel, Jones Day, Axinn, Radar Fishman, Orrick Herrington, Hogan & Hartson, Senniger Powers, Howrey Simon, Stoll Keenon, Kerr Russell, Greenebaum, Bullivant Houser Bailey, Stout Risius Ross, Lane Powell, Thompson Hine, Butzel Long, Clark Hill, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Nix Patterson, Sughrue, Monico & Spevack, Sidley Austin, McMillan, Allen & Overy, etc.

 

Governments, Other Industries and Organizations

Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Japanese Ministry of Environment; Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, Japan Business Society of Detroit; State of Michigan; Prefectural Governments of Aichi, Hiroshima, Shiga, Saitama; Cities of Detroit, Toledo, Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, Flint; Hiroshima, Toyohashi, Hikone, Saitama, etc.

USAF (various directorates), Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces, Japan Air Self-Defense Forces

Battelle, NFS, Nomura Research Institute, Japan Research Institute, Fuji Research Institute, UFJ Research Institute; Japan Management Association, Japan Institute of Industrial Engineering, Nielsen; Deming Prize Committee, SAVE International, etc. 

University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin, Tokyo University, Chiba University, Waseda University, Doshisha University, Yokohama National University, Nara Women's University, College for Creative Studies, etc.

University of Michigan Hospitals, Beaumont Hospital, Harper Hospital, American Heart Association, Academy of Osseointegration, Medical Review Co., etc.

NHK, Nikkei, Asahi, Yomiuri, Chunichi, The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Reuters; Dentsu, Hakuhodo, etc.

NTT, Chubu Electric Power Co., Consumers Energy, Suncor Energy; Wal-Mart, Seiyu; New Tokyo International Airport Authority, Central Japan International Airport Co, etc.

UAW, JAW, All-Mazda Labor Union, Japan Metalworkers’ Union, National Federation of Life Insurance Workers’ Union, etc., etc.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

Look under my profile @ LinkedIn for legal.  Others available upon request.

 
City: Farmington Hills State: MI
Country: USA Zip Code: 48334
Phone: 248-432-7631 Fax: 248-432-7639
Cell Phone: 248-561-1920
Email: ywatstone@gmail.com, ywat@umich.edu
 
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