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Services at Marigold

Contact us at or send us a message on our official Line page @marigold for more details. Alternatively, just click on the Line icon above.

Marigold is an Iwakuni, Yamaguchi based translation and interpreting service. We can offer Japanese to English interpreting face to face for those living in the Iwakuni and MCAS Iwakuni areas, or online for those who live further away. 


Here at Marigold, we want non-Japanese residents to enjoy their lives while living in Japan. However, you may find some difficulties when it comes to communicating or carrying out daily tasks in a foreign country.


We mainly offer services in the areas of support for daily life in Japan and interpreting/translating. For details, please see the sections below.

Support with daily life in Japan


We provide services to support you in your daily life. Whether you or your family need help with communicating in your daily life, or you just need guidance to reach your goals, we are here to help. 


We can support you with such tasks as:


Finding off-base housing

Providing notarized translations of documents from city hall


Translating or interpreting PTA's or other meetings with your child's kindergarten or school


Translating or interpreting at the hospital or clinic.

Support with Japanese accounting software for sole proprietors

Investing in Japanese real estate

... and more! Please contact us with any requests.


※Please note we cannot register official documents on your behalf. We will support you with the paperwork.


We are especially experienced at working with clients face to face in the Iwakuni and Hiroshima areas, but we can also work with clients from around the world via video conferencing services. 




Interpreting and daily support - from ¥3,300 for the first hour plus ¥1,100 for each additional 15 minutes (depending on the difficulty of the task).


General document translation - ¥8 per 1 Japanese character.

Translation of marriage certificate - ¥6,600 per document

Translation of affidavit of competency to marry, birth certificate, naturalization certificate, divorce certificate, family register (Koseki), etc. - ¥4,400 per document

Translation of military ID card, passport, residence card, driver's license - ¥2,200 per document

Fee for submitting documents to the notary office - ¥12,650 per document (¥11,500 standard fee for the notary office plus a ¥1,150 handling charge)


※ We currently offer both Japanese-English and English-Japanese spoken interpreting. The above pricing is for Japanese-English written translation. Please enquire about English-Japanese written translation projects. 

Please connect with us at or send us a message on Line using our official page @marigold

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