Your partner for business success in Japan.
Interpreting, staffing, training, support.

Since 2011, Yoshida Interpreting and Staffing Services (YISS) has supported the needs of national/global companies and international events in Japan.

We’re your cross-cultural bridge. We’re more than just an interpreting and translation service provider. We work as a part of your team. Our interpreters and consultants become a vital language and cultural resource for your company.

We apply in-depth knowledge and experience of Japanese and Western business practices – more than just switching between languages. We’ll help make your global business run more smoothly and successfully.

Female interpreter staff shaking hands with a foreign client

Experience the YISS Advantage: Skill, Character, and Real-life Know-how

In-depth knowledge of international business

YISS applies on-the-ground, on-site expertise gained over more than a decade. We focus on fostering business connections between Japan and the world.

Japanese and Western business practices can be very different. Not adapting to them can be fatal. We work with you to navigate and quickly adapt to these dynamics.

Consider us your dedicated partner, ready to create solutions and steer you past language and cultural obstacles, and toward your goals.

Interpreter staff meeting with client
Interpreter at power plant site

Expertise in technical fields

YISS specializes in technical domains, especially power generation and electricity. Our expertise is learned through successful collaborations with clients.

Whether it’s meetings, factory tours, or detailed presentations, our interpreters ensure precise communication. We make sure technical details are not overlooked or misunderstood.

Technical interpreting is a specialized skill, more than just general interpreting. Our team is equipped to understand and convey complex terms and concepts specific to various technical sectors.

Unique network-based recruiting and staffing

YISS’s approach to staffing emphasizes quality over quantity.

We collaborate with more than 80 skilled interpreters and translators. Each is a high-character professional; not only skilled at language, but also trustworthy, diligent, and reliable.

These superb talents, and their networks, are at the core of our unique staffing solutions. Instead of public hiring, we emphasize trusted referrals and recommendations.

Great associate with great people. This belief lets us supply you with top-tier, globally capable talent.

Unique network of contacts

Our clients include:

Japanese clients

Aggreko JapanAggreko Events Services JapanSiemens Energy
Kyushu Electric Power CompanyKandenkoNippon Steel Engineering
Nippon Steel Environmental & Energy SolutionsNippon Steel TradingShoei
JTBSun EarthVolter Japan

Global clients

International Business Reports
Duraflex Distribution

Successfully completed jobs include:

  • Turbine training and maintenance (JP⇔EN)
  • Business magazine article interview (JP⇔EN)
  • Major international athletic event (JP⇔EN)
  • International rugby event (JP⇔EN)
  • Trade fair (JP⇔EN)
  • Installation/commissioning of cooling tower (JP⇔EN)
  • Technical pump training (JP⇔EN)
  • Commissioning of slab cutter (JP⇔EN)
  • Installation, operation, decommissioning of temporary power plant (JP⇔EN)
  • Company president’s speech and factory tour (JP⇔EN)
  • Operation, decommissioning of temporary power plant (JP⇔EN)
  • Installation of photovoltaic processing unit
  • Business support for NZ sound-proof wall manufacturer
  • Business support for Japanese trading company
  • Staffing for international swimming event, staffing company, generator rental company, electrical installation company
  • Translation of affidavits, contracts, tax certificates, employment certificates, birth certificates, lost property reports, CVs, medical records, technical manuals, brochures, articles