Member since Jun '06

Working languages:
Japanese to English
English to Japanese

Team of two University of Chicago PhDs

Seattle, Washington, United States
Local time: 22:51 PDT (GMT-7)

Native in: English Native in English, Japanese Native in Japanese
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Sep 10, 2018 (posted via  Working with our favorite agency in Japan, ThinkSCIENCE, we just finished translating an academic paper on delivering community mental health services in Japan. Awesome paper and team of research nurse authors! Thank you! ...more, + 1 other entry »
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Wife/husband team, Hisayo Shikakura/Gavin Hougham; 20+ years exp. in Japanese - English consulting and translation. <br>
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading
Specializes in:
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.Education / Pedagogy
Medical (general)Medical: Health Care
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

KudoZ activity (PRO) Questions asked: 2
Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 2
Translation education PhD - University of Chicago
Experience Years of translation experience: 27. Registered at Jul 2004. Became a member: Jun 2006. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Professional practices ChicagoPhDs endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Japanese PhD wife/American PhD husband give you two native language speakers on the same team.

Our clients include language services agencies, U.S., Japanese, and European universities, private corporations, professional services firms, and non-profit organizations such as:

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Tiffany & Co.
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Merck & Co., Inc.
Oxford Journals/Oxford University Press
PepsiCo, Inc.
National Museum of Ethnology (Japan)
ThinkSCIENCE (Japan)
Strategix Group
Solvay Chemicals

Hisayo Shikakura: Education PhD (University of Chicago) specializing in the cross-cultural sociology of education, gender studies, adolescent socialization, pedagogical techniques. Native Japanese, born and raised in Tokyo, English literature undergraduate degree in Japan, MA degree in Educational Leadership from Boston University. Translator for National Opinion Research Center, a survey and research organization under U.S. government contract. Formerly a translator and educational consultant with New Jersey firm (Global Educational Resources) bringing Japanese teaching methodologies to U.S. school systems, she is now working as an Executive Administrator in the Nakamura Lab at the University of Chicago, with special liaison responsibilities between U.S. and Japanese cancer researchers.

Gavin W. Hougham: Sociology PhD (University of Chicago) specializing in geriatrics/gerontology, the sociology of medicine, health services research, patient-centered outcomes research, clinical research, socio-medical research methods. Native English speaker, 15 years collaboration with Japanese social science research colleagues. Studied Japanese at the University of Chicago and Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. National Science Foundation Fellowship to study and work with Japanese government researchers; collaborated on many technical articles, reports, conference talks and presentations in English and Japanese. Formerly a health care consultant/philanthropist in New York City with the John A. Hartford Foundation, now on the faculty in the University of Chicago's Department of Medicine and Center for Health and the Social Sciences.
This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects11
With client feedback3
100% positive (3 entries)

Job type
Language pairs
English to Japanese7
Japanese to English4
Specialty fields
Medical: Health Care3
Tourism & Travel1
Marketing / Market Research1
Real Estate1
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.1
Medical (general)1
Medical: Pharmaceuticals1
Other fields
Business/Commerce (general)2
IT (Information Technology)2
Finance (general)1
Advertising / Public Relations1
Keywords: Sociology, Education, Medicine, Health, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Gender, Schools

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Oct 1, 2018

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