Japanese/English Translator - Goken America

12 May 2017 3:32 PM | Benjamin Pachter (Administrator)

Goken America is looking for a Japanese/English Translator to be employed at their Japanese parent headquarters in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. 

For more information, see this document or read on:

Job Description:

  • Speak, read, and write fluently in Japanese and English.
  • Convert high-level documents in the source language to the target language.
  • Relay the style and tone of the original language.
  • Manage work schedule to meet deadlines.
  • Perform level II interpretation as needed.


Candidate(s) need to be:

  • Proactive to gather information necessary to complete assigned tasks
  • Demonstrates technical curiosity.
  • Asks questions with own opinion already formulated.
  • Demonstrates can-do, will-try attitude.
  • Strong communication skill – written and verbal
  • Basic understanding of Honda culture and communication style a plus
  • Able to translate English to Japanese and vice versa.
  • Able to edit in native language.
  • Able to translate high-level documents.
  • Ability to perform level II interpretation a plus.
  • Know how to use Microsoft Office (especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Know how to use machine translation software a plus.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing (DTP) a plus.
  • Have effective communication skills.
  • Able to work cooperatively with others.
  • Able and eager to quickly learn.
  • Able to take higher level requests and ideas to completion independently.

Educational Requirements:

  • BA or MA in Foreign Language, Linguistics, Translation, Interpreting or native in both English and Japanese.
  • If a candidate has native level of fluency in both English and Japanese, preferably, he or she has BA in degrees related to automotive, life science, medical, or IT field.
  • Language proficiency certification a plus, but not required.   

Qualified candidates can forward their resume to:  adrienne.marshall@gokenamerica.com

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