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).