Mikiko Watanabe

Freelance Japanese Translator & Banner Designer

Location:Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 Skills
Mikiko Watanabe (Ms.)
35 Parata Street
Palmerston North

Phone/Fax: +64+6 359-5276
Mobile: 0211008800
Email: mikiko.w@gmail.com

Professional Experience

Freelance Translator/interpreter/consultant
Japanese-English, English-Japanese
June 1995-August 1997
Administration/interpreter/translator, Nissho Iwai NZ Ltd., Auckland
February 1995-June 1995
Assistant Translation Editor, Pacific International Translations Ltd., Auckland

August 1993 - January 1995 New Zealand
HOD and Department Secretary: Massey Universty East Asian Studies Department. From June 1994, part-time Department Secretary East Asian studies as well as Library Assistant, Acquisition Section, Massey University Library.
1992- July 1993 Japan
Freelance Translator and Interpreter: Educational Foundation Group, Kobe and Tokyo, Yamada Translation Agency, Osaka, Systematics Co. Ltd., Tokyo
1991 - 1992
Technical editor and Translation Course Instructor, Inter School, Osaka
1990 - 1991
Sole charge Librarian, Osaka University Metallurgy/Material Science Department Library, Japan
1984 - 1985
Editor, Inter Osaka Translation Agency, Japan
1979 - 1981
Apprentice Translator C&F Communications, Tokyo. Translated scientific publications.

Additional Experience:
1999 - 2000 Research assistant for Prof. Yamada, a visiting professor at Massey University
1998 - 2000 Teaching Assistant, ESOL Home Tutors Group, Palmerston North
1988 - 1990 Volunteer interpreter at Osaka International Cultural Association
1986 - 1988 Taught English Conversation in small group settings
1980 Interpreted J-E, E-J for Gekidan Shiki/Old Vic "Hamlet" tour, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo


Professional Development:
• Completed UCOL Computer Delphi Programming paper
• 1998 Completed Trinity TESOL Certificate from IPC
? Completed Inter Osaka Translation Academy Two-year Translation Course.

Academic Education:
JAPAN 1976 - 1980: International Christian University, Tokyo. Bachelor of Arts
Joint major Intercultural Communication and Philosophy
UNITED STATES 1970 - 1973: Three years of study as a Fine Arts major on half-tuition scholarship, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, USA.
JAPAN 1967-1970: Graduated Stella Maris International High School, Kobe. Special Mention in French and Mathematics.
NEW ZEALAND: 1963-67 Baradene Convent of the Sacred Heart in Auckland, New Zealand; New Zealand School Certificate

Fluent in Japanese and English. Interpreting, translation, library work, ESOL teaching, computer skills
Computer-related information
Own computer iMac OSX.6.2 Internet Safari and Mail software, Microsoft Word and Excel. Broadband internet connection.
Experience in working with Windows and Macintosh computers in office and library settings using Microsoft Word, Excel, PageMaker, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Adobe GoLive, Internet and E-mail software, as well as the library computer database.

Overseas and multicultural experience:

1. Living overseas
Japan (home country), New Zealand (twenty two years of living in total), United States (three and half years of living in total), Singapore (two years of living in total).
2. International schools (high school) in Kobe, Japan (two years), International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan (two years).

Membership of Organizations:
Member, Gateway Christian Fellowship, Palmerston North
Manawatu Rose Society
Palmerston North Choral Society
Osaka International Cultural Association

Choral singing, piano and keyboard, gardening, reading, oil painting, watercolor. sewing, walking.

Personal Data:
Born February 12, 1951; female
Health: very good
Citizen of New Zealand
Family: One son studying in Auckland


Character Referee:
David Tweed
Senior Leader, Gateway Christian Fellowhsip
174-178 Church Street
P.O. Box 710
Palmerston North 4440
Phone: 06 358-4377

Former Employer:
Prof. Kazuaki Ono (Former HOD, East Asian Studies Dept, Massey Univ.)
56 Light Street
Bar Beach
NSW 2300