Our story

We founded WeDoJapan in 2013 shortly after we moved to the UK from Tokyo, Japan. We are based in the town of Frome in the South West of England.

Tony McNicolTony McNicol

Tony moved from the UK to Japan in 1999 and, apart from a year spent working for a Japanese broadsheet in London, lived there until 2013. He has worked as a journalist, photographer, editor, speechwriter and translator. He studied Classics at Cambridge University then passed the highest level of the Japanese-language proficiency test in 2003 while a Japanese government scholarship student at Tokyo University. He is a Qualified Member (MITI) of the Institute of Translators and Interpreters.

From 2009 to 2011 Tony was the founding editor of a monthly magazine for the European Chamber of Commerce, EURObiZ Japan, and from 2011 to 2013 he worked as an Executive Speechwriter at Nissan Motors HQ in Yokohama. Tony is passionate about the Japanese language, traditional crafts, photography and Japanese sake. Email Tony

Yoshie HarimotoYoshie Harimoto

Yoshie was born in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. From 1998 to 2002 she studied English in the UK. After returning to live in Tokyo she started work as an English to Japanese translator, specializing in business translation, both in-house and freelance.

Yoshie mainly works on English to Japanese translation and transcreation, particularly in the fields of tourism and hospitality. She also conducts media research and assists with rights negotiations. Recent work includes translating a series of interviews with a well-known UK film director, and large project translating web content for a global HR firm. Yoshie enjoys travel, TV dramas and British food. Email Yoshie


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