The Japanese Connection : Serving since 1985

Japanese Legal Translation & Interpreting Services

With over twenty five years of experience, The Japanese Connection has established itself as a world leader in legal interpreting and translation services, with a large and diverse network of professional Japanese legal translators and interpreters. As such, we can provide interpreting from only the best qualified linguists, who not only have a native-level understanding of the relevent languages, but also years of experience of the industry specific terminology and protocols of interpretation.

Our experts in Japanese legal interpreting can handle the correspondence and communications inherent to all types of law, from property, contract and tort law to equity and trusts, constitutional and family matters. In addition to providing high-quality interpreters with substantial experience inlitigation, deposition and arbitration work, our Japanese legal interpreters are also able to cater for situations such as police interviews; face-to-face meetings between solicitors, barristers, attorneys and clients; legal conferences and seminars and all types of hearings and tribunals.

With years of experience in the reading, drafting and translation of legal documents, our Japanese legal translators can provide fluent, accurate translations that guarantee complete understanding between parties. From legal contract translation to patents and employment agreements, to the drawing up of lengthy legal briefs and transcripts, we can provide for all your translation needs.

Portuguese arbitration interpreters


Clarity, precision and sensitivity are of utmost importance in arbitration cases. At The Japanese Connection, we can ensure an efficient and accurate Japanese language service for all your arbitration requirements.


Bengali court interpreters


Our large and diverse network of Japanese court interpreters are familiar with the format, conventions, procedures and requirements of court interpreting, and will deliver a skilled and professional service.

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Depositions are demanding, requiring professional interpreters who can work in high-pressure scenarios. The Japanese Connection can offer Japanese legal specialists for deposition interpreting of any nature.


Portuguese litigation interpretersLitigation

It is essential that complex legal procedures are clearly accessible to speakers of other languages. We can offer expert interpreters who often have a background in the legal industry.

Portuguese mediation intepretersMediation

Mediation is an alternative to more formal arbitration, and at The Japanese Connection, we provide specialised interpreting services to cater for mediatory conferences of all natures and in all contexts.

Portuguese tribunals interpretersTribunals

The Japanese Connection’s specialist interpreters ensure that language barriers do not impede ease of dialogue and the exchange of crucial information during tribunals.



Image and video hosting by TinyPicShipping & Maritime Disputes

Shipping is a global enterprise and it is inevitable that disputes will often be of an international nature. Our interpreters have an extensive knowledge of the legal procedures in the maritime sector.


About Law in Japan 

The Constitution of Japan, which makes up Japan’s legal system, designates the separation of three powers: Legislative, Judicial and Executive power. The Japanese court system is often thought to be simpler than that of other nations as it is not a federal system. In the 1880s and 1890s, Japan implemented the ‘roppo’, or ‘six codes’ defining Civil, Criminal and Commercial laws in the country, these remain although they have been amended. Japanese commercial law is characterised by an association with the bureaucracy that is important in determining how business in Japan is conducted. 

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.

What to do next? 

For a quote for Japanese legal translation or interpreting services or a related enquiry, please use the Quick Quote system on the right of the page

If you would like more information about our Japanese language services, please contact us.