Kyoto Orientation’s custom-tailored services are designed to help international students, researchers, business professionals and their families in making life in Japan a positive experience and help ease their minds.
Kyoto Orientation offers solutions that mainly include translation and interpretation services for matters ranging from administration procedures to interacting with professionals in the public and private sector.
We work closely with you to create the best service and provide independent advice tailored to the specific needs your specific needs.
We also offer everyday living support for organizations, companies, and universities. Services are offered in English or Japanese.
Kyoto Orientation will:
Interpretation Service (Japanese-English)
(In person Interpretation Services within Kyoto City, Japan / Video Remote Interpretation)
Help you and your organization to communicate. (Using one of your devices such as your smartphone, tablet or computer, you can connect to our interpreter via. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, etc.)
On-demand video interpreting is ideal for: at home, medical settings (hospitals, private practices, clinics, home-visit nursing care, etc.), education (nurseries, kindergartens, schools, parent-teacher conference), government agencies, social services, etc.)
Free Initial Consultation for 30 minutes.
Communicate you with answers to questions about coming to Japan with your child.
Send you information about your neighborhoods, schools, childcare, medical services, and so on.
Give you information about raising children in Japan such as education, health services, playgroups, culture, sports, shops, bazaars, and etc.
Give you information on local events at “jidoukan” (children’s halls), nurseries, and kindergartens so your family can meet other families.
Help you shop for baby, school, and other everyday supplies.
Help you with medical checkups, and vaccinations.
Child-care Facilities and School Search Service
Help you look for schools for your children.
Provide local advice on schooling for every age, including day care and pre-schools.
Help you compare each school’s curriculum, entrance requirements, and application procedures.
Arrange for school visits and accompany you and your family where necessary.
Help you fill out application forms and read school guidebooks, and interpret and translate information about school schedules, activities, buses, and meals.
Help you complete and submit applications to schools.
Help you communicate with the school. With you, we will: (1) assist at school orientations, (2) translate and explain school notices if you send us a photo of them, (3) assist go to the school for parent-teacher meetings, and (4) go to the school to talk with the teachers or school about your child’s progress.
Give you orientation about Japan life, public transportation, food, daily necessities, school supplies, banking and ATMs, and so on.
Teach you about your neighborhood (e.g. shopping, transportation, waste collection days, schools, clinic, religious needs, and so on. Area we cover: Higashi-hiroshima City and Kyoto-city).
Assist with personal registrations (medical insurance, child allowance, national pension, bank account, private medical insurance, electricity, gas, broadband, TV license, cell phone, Wi-Fi service etc.)
Help you at the immigration office, city offices, businesses, real-estate companies, schools, child-care facilities, medical facilities, post office, banks, tax office, public notary office, etc. Help you schedule appointments.
Interpret, translate, and explain mail you get for things such as notifications of child allowance, medical checkups, vaccinations, child health care expense subsidies, cancer screening coupons, “My Number” related forms. etc.
Help you talk with neighbors when you are moving in, and help you join neighborhood associations, community festivals, events, and disaster drills.
Please feel free ask us for help you with any other issues you might have, though we can’t guarantee we will be able to solve all issues, but we will do what we can. Our staffs are well-connected to the local community, so if we can’t answer your question, we will give some information that can help you to answer your question.
Hourly Service- for interpretation services
4,900 yen (tax-included price) per an hour (Available in 15 minute increments)
Design your Own Service Package
Because every family is different, our staff will work with you to design your own service package that is created to meet the needs for your family. Kyoto Orientation provides a free-of-charge consulting service. We are happy to provide more detailed information – just give us a call or email us!