The Japanese Connection : Serving since 1985

Japanese Mediation Interpreting Services 

For mediation to be fully effective, parties must understand one another completely, which can be difficult if there are language barriers. In Japan, the mediator may play a more decisive role than in Western cultures, in which mediators are less evaluative and act merely as facilitators. A lack of awareness of subtle differences like this, especially in personal matters, may mean mediation is less effective. In order to avoid misunderstandings, The Japanese Connection can offer professional interpreters with extensive interpreting experience and an in-depth knowledge of Japanese legal terminology, protocol and culture.

We provide specialised Japanese interpreting services in order to cater for mediatory conferences of all natures and in all contexts. Often, our Japanese language interpreters are equipped with a legal qualification or background, and our experience and expertise ensures that there are no obstacles to a satisfactory solution for all parties concerned.


About Mediation

Mediation, alongside arbitration, is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which seeks to provide an out of court settlement for disputes between parties. Unlike arbitration, mediators do not pronounce a binding legal resolution, but rather attempt to mediate between parties and arrive at a negotiated settlement. Japan’s JCAA (The Japan Commercial Arbitration Association) plays an active role in promoting mediation as an alternative to more formal arbitration.

Japan has always favoured settlements made through mediation but now wishes for it to become a more common solution to international disputes or problems (as well as those of domestic origin). The complexities of global business mean that disputes concerning stakeholders, contracts, employees and business partnerships are common, and often require the assistance of interpreters. Mediation may also be used as a solution to matters relating to: property, landlords and tenancies; building and contracting; family disputes; medical malpractice; environmental issues and public land-usage, to name only a few.

Our Japanese language mediation interpretation service covers areas such as:


Contested Inheritance Claims

Boundary and Neighbour disputes 


Landlord and Tenant Disputes   

Non-Profit Organisations (NPO)

Medical Ethics / End of Life Issues

Property Issues

Personal Injury

Family Businesses





Legal Malpractice

Court Proceedings


Looking for Japanese language assistance in another field? 

The Japanese Connection provides specialist interpreting and translation services in a wide array of specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right Japanese linguist to assist you. If your industry or project-type is not listed here, please contact us directly with your enquiry.

Our language specialists utilise their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations whatever the context - enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.

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