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Old 2nd September 2008, 15:08   #1
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One of my friend's wife is a Japanese language expert and has work experience in some media companies for their Japanese content (Imagine saas-bahu serials in Japanese )

Now, after marriage, she is thinking about what options she has in Mumbai. A few that come to mind are,

1. Teach as a faculty in the Japanese language institutes - Low morale, nothing new to do, no further scope

2. Be a consultant and take sessions for corporates having offices or clients in Japan - Requires contacts and some good marketing strategies.


Can anyone think of anything else that she can realistically do in Mumbai? She does not have capital to invest and start her own language classes. Also, do you know of any corporates that look out for such trainings or some consultancy that provides such trainings (so that she can work for them)?
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I think consulates could certainly use the services of someone who is familiar with both, the language of their origin and the domestic language. I recently met some guy from Russia who was provided the service of a translator, apparently by the Russian consulate in India. There must be many other applications.
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yup agree with bass&trouble.

contact the consulate, they get a lot of enquiries for interpreters (text... i had to translate a technical manual from russian to english, quoted me 500/page). Also high ranked government delegates, corporates need translators & will not hesitate paying well rather than bringing down one from Japan.

also i'm not very sure about this but one of our bhpian rkbharat is in Japan, maybe he can get you onto some contacts. maybe, no harm in trying. put in a word.

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Hi,
One of my friend's wife is a Japanese language expert and has work experience in some media companies for their Japanese content (Imagine saas-bahu serials in Japanese )

Now, after marriage, she is thinking about what options she has in Mumbai. A few that come to mind are,

1. Teach as a faculty in the Japanese language institutes - Low morale, nothing new to do, no further scope

2. Be a consultant and take sessions for corporates having offices or clients in Japan - Requires contacts and some good marketing strategies.


Can anyone think of anything else that she can realistically do in Mumbai? She does not have capital to invest and start her own language classes. Also, do you know of any corporates that look out for such trainings or some consultancy that provides such trainings (so that she can work for them)?
If your friends wife is willing relocate to Japan she would have some great oppurtunity to work as a translator in major MNC's ..I have conducted many trainings in Japan and mostly i would have 2 translators to translate english to Japanese and they are paid a bomb for the same...
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Some lady i know works in Maruti Suzuki as the Japanese head bosses secretary/translator and is paid quite well too.
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she might have some luck with software companies too who need translators for Manuals or software themselves if being developed for Japanese clients. I have hired services of translators in bangalore for my previous employer and they used to charge 5-6 rs per word.
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@thread starter
I know someone who runs a small company dealing with translation services(mainly documents etc). Pm me if you need info.
Also, recently i've been looking to enroll in a Japanese language class myself, Do you have any suggestions for any place that prepare you for atleast JLPT Level 4?
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It will depend on what JLPT level she has cleared. Teaching isn't a great option.
Working as a translator in some firm with Japanese collaboration would be good or working for a consulate as suggested by Ajay...
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Also, recently i've been looking to enroll in a Japanese language class myself, Do you have any suggestions for any place that prepare you for atleast JLPT Level 4?
I wouldn't suggest u to learn Japanese if u are joining for a course alone. . Learning this very abstract language alone can make u mad, Group study is the best solution to crack this language.....
BTW I've cleared JLPT 4..
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I think IT is very good industry for people having such rare skills.

I am currently looking for 5 people with good English-Japanese skills in Pune desperately
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I never did say i plan to study it alone, im just looking for suggestions on a classes within my city. Thanks for the info
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I never did say i plan to study it alone, im just looking for suggestions on a classes within my city. Thanks for the info
I know, it was just a suggestion.
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