So Communications specialises in translation from Dutch to Japanese and Japanese to Dutch, as well as in localisation services. Would you like to have your website translated into Japanese or Dutch? Have you ever been disappointed with unnatural texts that were merely literal translations of the original? Our experienced translators are native speakers of both Dutch and Japanese who also fully understand the differences in the culture and business manners of the Netherlands and Japan. We will provide you with high-quality translations that deliver the same message as the original text.


• Interpretation and translation services you can trust provided by native speakers of both Dutch and Japanese
• Dependable service based on our wealth of experience
• Direct communication with the translator/interpreter
• Services available on holidays
• Urgent support service always available • Quotations provided within 24 hours of your query

Our services
translation / localisation / escort interpreting /
arrangement of company visits / fact-finding tours for the media

English / Dutch / Japanese

Art and culture / education / design
public services / e-commerce
environment / social welfare / tourism

NHK / NHK Cosmo Media / TBS / BS TV Asahi /
Fuji TV / Trust Creation / Television Osaka /
Tokyo Film Mate / Sanyo Broadcasting /
Fujisankei Communications International /
G's Corporation / Yomiuri TV / Tsubaki Pro /
IVS Television

AXIS / Bungei Shunjū / Foam Magazine /
ELLE DECOR JAPAN / Asahi Shimbun /
UOMO JAPAN / Kyodo News / Froebel-Kan Group /
Nikkei Business Publications / Ei Publishing /
Lenoirschuring Amsterdam / Heibon Sha

 Cultural organisations
Kodomo no Shiro / Shibaura House /
Mondriaan Fonds / Foam Fotografiemuseum /
Stichting Felix Tikotin Foundation /
Centraal Museum / Japan Cultural Exchange /
Crafts Council Nederland / G/P gallery /
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy /
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen /
Research Institute for Culture, Energy and Life

Jena Plan Japan / University CO-OP /
Meiji University / Kumahira Security Foundation

National Diet Library Japan / JTB /
Nederlandse Ambassade Japan /
Piet Hein Eek / Tokyo Bike
Marusys Europe / Webguru G.K./
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER / 83 Design / Enkev /
Studio Stallinga / Saga Prefecture /
IPSS Japan


So Communications was established in Amsterdam in January 2013 by Mariko and Karin Kuwahara. Mariko and Karin were raised bilingual in Tokyo by their Japanese father and Dutch mother. Mariko has lived in the Netherlands since 2003. She began her career in translation and interpretation while studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, and after graduation, began working professionally as an interpreter. Karin has been living in the Netherlands since 2010. After her studies in Paris, she studied museology at the Reinwardt Academy of Amsterdam University of the Arts. She is a fluent speaker of Dutch, Japanese and French, and has a wealth of experience translating different kinds of texts.


MARIKO KUWAHARA (interpreter/coordinator)
+31 (0) 626988245

KARIN KUWAHARA (translator/coordinator)
+31 (0) 616927871


Fotografie: Hideo Kuwahara
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