v     Certified translator from the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (E-J and J-E).

v     Over 18 years of experience as translator and published writer.

v     MA in literature and translation studies from the University of Toronto, Canada.

v     BA in English from Doshisha Women's University of Liberal Arts, Japan.

v     Worked as instructor of Japanese<>English translation at the School of Continuing Studies of the University of Toronto.


Government and not-for-profit organizations

·        Government of Canada (Prime Minister’s Office, Industry Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Heritage Canada, Canadian Tourism Commission, and National Library of Canada, etc.)

·        Provincial governments in Canada

·        City of Toronto

·        Canadian Consulate-General Osaka

·        Kyoto Prefecture

·        Kyoto City

·        Osaka City

·        Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry

·        Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

IT Corporations

·        Celestica

·        Cedara Software

·        Tucows

·        Spicer

·        E-Academy


·        Toyota Technical Center, USA

·        Canada Toyota

·        Toyoda Gosei North America

·        Sony of Canada


·        JSTOR (academic journal archive)

·        Kodansha Publishing

·        ALC Press

·        Japan Airlines in-flight magazine "Skywards”

·        Asahi Shimbun website

·        Nikkei Home Publishing


KUMIKO MORIYA is a certified translator from the Association of Translators and Intepreters of Ontario, with more than 14 years of experience as a translator. She graduated from Sophia Junior College in Tokyo and the University of Toronto.

TOMOKO HIROSE, MBA, translates, edits, and advises on documents relating to business and financial issues. She has been working as a business translator and certified technical writer (certified by the University of Michigan and Waseda University Technical English Proficiency Test Association) for the past 16 years. She holds an MBA from Eastern Michigan University and BA in English from Doshisha University.

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