Member since Nov '16

Working languages:
Japanese to English

Michelle Komura
JP/EN Translation, 15yrs Exp.

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Local time: 19:27 AEST (GMT+10)

Native in: English Native in English
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Freelance Japanese to English Translator with 15 years of experience

Lived in Japan for more than 10 years, recently relocated to Australia.

Currently combining translation work with part-time study.

I love learning, and am a perpetual student. I love translation because of all the opportunities to
research and expand my knowledge base.

My expertise is in: 

(1) Academic translation (psychological science, neuroscience, linguistics)

(2) Japanese Media (television dramas, movie scripts, and news articles).

I have experience with a wide range of texts including: research reports, journal articles, textbooks, journalism and PR materials.


Bachelor of Psychological Science, 2018 (University of New England)  

Master of Applied Linguistics, 2008 (Monash University)

Master of Arts (Media), 2007 (Doshisha University)

Monbusho Intensive Japanese Course, 2004 (Kyoto University)

Master of Arts (Advanced Japanese Studies), 2004 (Sheffield University)

JPLT 1 (2003)

JETRO Level II (2002)

Bachelor of Arts (Japanese Double Major), 2000 (University of Queensland)


From USD $0.14 /character (source text)

Rates are negotiated based on subject and volume

Major Projects include :

Translation of the Home page for the Osaka Port and Harbor Bureau, 2003
(Updated annually by bureau staff since then)

Keywords: Japanese, psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, linguistics, journalism, media, manga, sociology, literature, hospitality, tourism, government

Profile last updated
Jan 29

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