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Taniwaki & Associates, Inc. strives to be a bridge builder between two cultures by providing high-quality and detail-oriented consecutive interpretation, translation (English < > Japanese), and research services. Our clients are equally divided between the U.S. and Japan. We go the extra mile to satisfy the needs of our clients. Consequently, many of our first-time clients have become repeat customers.

Taniwaki & Associates, Inc. was formed in August 2002 to better serve the expanding needs of our clients.

Our president, Takako Taniwaki, is a Japanese native born in Kobe, Japan. Prior to the establishment of Taniwaki & Associates, Inc., she has served the Washington D.C. area as an independent interpreter, translator, and researcher since 1992.


Consecutive and Escort Interpretation for:

Business meetings


Technical visits to plants, laboratories, and other facilities




(The Library of Congress, University of Maryland Library, U.S. Air Force History Support Office)

National Archives and Records Administration

Specialized Fields:

Environmental Issues

HACCP (Animal Health, Food Safety)






Environmental Issues

HACCP (Animal Health, Food Safety)

Law (Document Review and Translation)

Web Site Translation


Business Cards (Translation and Typesetting)



Coordination / Interpretation / Research:

Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.: “Japanese Government Survey on Medical Procedure Patents and Biotechnology" ­ November/December 2003, March 2004

PASCO Corporation : “Japanese Government Survey on Digital Images for Spatial Database Creation for Planning and Development” ­ February 2003

NHK Educational TV Series: “Can You Speak English - Rei Kikukawa” - January 2004

NHK Educational TV Series: “Can You Speak English ­ Jackie Chan” ­ November 2003

Hokkaido Government : “Hokkaido Government Survey on Nonprofit Organizations in the United States” ­ November 2003

NHK Educational TV Series: “Voyage to the Future ­ Lester Brown , Earth Policy Institute ” ­ March / August 2003

Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. : “The World Food Situation and Food Safety” ­ August 2003

Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. : “Baby-boomer Market” ­ July 2003

The National Organizing Committee of the 22nd World Gas Conference Tokyo 2003: “Energy Theater: Voice of Experts ­ Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute / Prof. Morris Adleman, MIT" ­ January 2003

NHK Educational TV Series:
"Voyage to the Future" - Lester Brown
Earth Policy Institute - To be broadcasted in March 2003

NHK Special (Internet & Revolution):
Research on endocrine disrupters - Oct./ November 2001

NHK Educational TV Series:
Superteachers: Wisdom for the Future - Dr. Theo Colborn, World Wildlife Fund ” - September 2001.

Nature Documentary Film by Group Gendai Films, Co., Ltd.:
The Sense of Wonder” being shown nationwide in Japan.

Asahi Shimbun (Newspaper): “Can We Prevent Global Warming?” - March 2000.

Asahi Shimbun (Newspaper): “100 Figures in the 20th Century: Von Neumann” - September 2000.

TV Asahi Productions, “100 Figures in the 20th Century: Rachel Carson” - May 1999.

NHK Educational TV Series: “Currents for the Future: Rachel Carson” ­ January 1999.

Asahi Shimbun (Newspaper): “Endocrine Disruptors” - May 1998.

Asahi Shimbun (Newspaper): “100 Figures in the 20th Century: Rachel Carson” - September 1997

Kure City: “History Project” - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Kumamoto Prefecture, Livestock Hygiene Center: “Annual Technical Visit” - 1998, 1999, 2000

Translation / Websites / Writing:

Future Generations : “Proposal: The Reiyukai Fellows” ­ December 2003

Microfinance International Corporation : Newsletter - December 2003

Future Generations : “Proposal: Official Sponsorship of the Qomolangma (Everest) National Nature Preserve” ­ July 2003

Rapid Access International: “JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) : Market Research on U.S. Industries" - March 2003

NHK Special: “South Korea: Disposal of Non-performing Loans" ­ Translation of IMF Annual Report and Economic Papers ­ March 2003

Herrington Teddy Bears' Website - Translation and text Imaging


(May 2007)

Katsumi Kamioka
Keiko Kamito
Tsuyoshi Hara

Environment & Justice

(January 2007)

"Risk and the Precautionary Principle (3) :
US State/Local Governemnts and NGOs
(Japanese PDF)

Japan Environmental Lawyers Federation

Fruit of the Orchard
Environmental Justice in East Texas


Photographs by
Tammy Cromer-Campbell
Essays by
Phyllis Glazer
Roy Flukinger
Eugene Hargrove
Marvin Legator

ISBN-13 978-1-57441-215-4
ISBN-10 1-57441-215-9

The Story of Rachel Carson


Amy Ehrlich

Illustrated by
Wendell Minor

ISBN 0-15-216227-5

Witness for Nature: Rachel Carson

by Linda Lear, Assistant to Translator, Keiko Kamito - August 2002.

Zero Waste: Idealistic Dream or Realistic Goal?

(September 1999: 58 minutes)
Video Translation ­ April 2000.

Introduction to Silent Spring

by Al Gore
- March 1998.

"Kankyo no Seiki e"
(Toward Environmental Century)

Chapter 2, Section 3:
“Children’s Environmental Health Policy in the U.S.”
by Takako Taniwaki
- November 1998.

Japan Rachel Carson Council (JRCC),
Bi-Annual Journal
Column by Takako Taniwaki:
“Letter from Washington, D.C."



NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

Asahi Shimbun (Newspaper)

Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.

Group Gendai Films, Co., Ltd.

Japan Rachel Carson Council (JRCC)

Kure City

Kumamoto Prefecture, Animal Health Center

Osaka University of Economics

Future Generations

U.S. Law Firms



Takako Taniwaki started Taniwaki & Associates, Inc. in August 2002 to provide high-quality consecutive interpretation, translation, and research services.

Personal Profile of Takako Taniwaki, President


M.P.I.A. in International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Specialization in Environmental Management and Policy

B.A. in Government and Politics with Quantitative Option (Magna Cum Laude)
University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) Minor: Economics

A.A. in English and American Literature
Poole Gakuin Junior College, Osaka, Japan



Please feel free to contact us for inquires, rates, and an estimate.

Address: P.O.Box 56322, Washington, D.C. 20040-6322, U.S.A.

Phone: +1-202-640-5716

Fax: +1-202-318-2164

E-mail: ask@taniwakiinc.com

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