Christopher Field
BJT Bilingual Trainer and Coach, Professional Interpreter


Chris Field grew up in Berkeley California and Newton
Massachusetts. He started teaching himself Japanese during high
school and loved it so much he decided to major in Japanese
Studies at Harvard University. After a few years working in the

electronics industry, Chris decided to become a full-time interpreter, specializing in
technology. This became a career of 30+ years. He supports diverse clients from a
variety of industries and government, including the pharmaceutical industry. Recent
projects include supporting patent litigation, delivering lectures on business
communication, assisting with business negotiations, and guiding joint development
projects. The core of his work revolves around language, and the interface between
Japan and the United States. Chris’ past professional engagements include work with
Japan’s national television broadcaster NHK (science documentaries) and private
television network Fuji Television (on air).

ハーバード大学卒業。カリフォルニア州バークレーと、マサチューセッツ州ニュートンで育つ。高校生の時に独学で日本語の勉強を始め、大学では東アジア学科を専攻し、日本語も学ぶ。東京都千代田区紀尾井町のスタンフォード大学日本研究センターにて、1年間留学経験がある。大学卒業後、数年間企業で働いた後、プロの翻訳家としての活動を始める。依頼30年以上も、テクノロジーに特化した日英翻訳家として活躍中。