Member since Jun '18

Working languages:
English to German
Japanese to German
French to German

Daisuke Yoshimura
law, health & social sciences

Vienna, Wien, Austria
Local time: 19:10 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: German Native in German
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Born to Japanese parents in Vienna, I developed a strong interest in languages and cultures at an early age. As a pupil, I spent many afternoons teaching myself new languages, pursuing a great sense of fulfillment I gained from being able to communicate with Italian icecream vendors and Parisian taxi drivers in their own language.

After graduating from high school in the USA and Austria, I obtained a first academic degree in Modern Japanese History and French at Freie Universität Berlin. A few years later and well into my professional career, I discovered a that I had a passion for translation. So I enrolled in a Masters in Translation Studies programme at the University of Portsmouth (UK) and completed it four years later whilst working full-time. At the same time, I obtained the professional Diploma in Translation of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (UK). I am currently a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) and the German Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer (BDÜ).

As for my professional experience, I started out a trainee journalist at the Berlin bureau of the Japanese Kyodo New agency. This was followed by a ten-year stint as a country analyst with the Austrian Red Cross in Vienna, during which time I researched and translated texts relating to a large varietly of legal, political and medical issues in the migration field. Finally, in April 2018, after a few years of preparation, I decided to take the leap and become a freelance translator working from English, French and Japanese into German.

Types of texts I have translated so far include:



lease contract


lawyer-client communication

letter of attorney

description of facts of a case

Japanese family register

minutes of shareholders' meetings

notice to fund investors

human rights report

penal code provisions

legislation on marriage, divorce, child
adoption and inheritance

legislation on citizenship

expert opinion



public health report

patient information leaflet

clinical studies


news article

press release

interview transcript

conference minutes

country of orgin information report

Keywords: German, Japanese, English, French, law, contracts, patents, trademarks, finance, accounting, maritime, environment, fisheries

Profile last updated
Nov 26

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