Experience ranges from:
Business - (4yrs)Economics, Accounting, Legal
Manufacturing (2yrs)- Automotive. Worked on the Toyota and Honda accounts with an automotive component manufacturer. Work included translation from Japanese to English as well as interpretation both ways.
Cultural - 3 years experience working for the Japanese government and translating government materials to English for the benefit of English speaking foreign residents.
Do not claim to be the best, but have managed to make a living out of Japanese to English translation in the most expensive city on the planet.
Like to work and build up relationships with companies that have a steady stream of work. This way it is easier to become accustomed to writing style and business culture.