Naoko Ushimaru-Alsop


Keisen Associates Patent Translator of the Year 2008;

Master of Science in Astrophysics and Bachelor of Science in Physics from Nagoya University, Japan;

Certified and award-winning linguist, consultant, and author specialized in science, technology, business, and education. I bring out novel and authentic ideas to high-stakes and high-impact missions, serving international clients in pursuit of “wisdom beyond knowledge” (Sapientia beyond Scientia). Long-term community organizer.

••• Areas of expertise include (but are not limited to):

* Patent specifications (translated 330 highly technical specifications), IT (communication, security, storage, ERP, VR, AR, blockchain, AI, etc.), semiconductor, electrical/mechanical engineering, physics, life science (various techniques, genomics, proteomics, PCR, CRISPR, etc.), medicine (various equipment/therapeutics, regenerative medicine, MRI, TMS, etc.), pharmaceuticals, EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) regulations/compliance/auditing in Japan/Americas/EU in the areas of safety/toxicity of chemical substances, air/water/soil quality, climate change, supply chain, waste management, renewable energy, SDGs, ESG, etc.;

* Business: from startup meetings to board meetings, conventions, executive development, etc.
••• Select Clients and Venues:

* Harvard, MIT, and major corporations in science, technology, and business;

* NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation): interpreting in the U.S. (ongoing) and contributed to monthly textbooks of the popular Japanese radio program “Eikaiwa Time Trial” (英会話タイムトライアル) (2014-2019);

* Consulate General of Japan in Boston: helped organize and served as facilitator of the space event “Back to the Moon: U.S.-Japan Alliance in a New Space Age” at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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* Art: Handbook of Collections of Philadelphia Museum of Art, UNICEF Art Calendar, songs sung by Yukiko Ishida, DMA;

Language Pairs

- Japanese
- English

Translating Services


Translating Tools


Translating - Areas of Specialization

Business - Accounting & auditingBusiness - Economics & financeBusiness - MarketingComputers - Computer hardwareComputers - Computer systems analysisComputers - Software localizationEngineering - Aerospace engineeringEngineering - Chemical engineeringEngineering - Civil & hydraulic engineeringEngineering - Electrical engineeringEngineering - Industrial engineeringEngineering - Mechanical engineeringEngineering - Nuclear engineeringEngineering - Petroleum engineeringIndustry & Technology - Aquaculture & fishingIndustry & Technology - Automotive industryIndustry & Technology - Building & constructionIndustry & Technology - ElectronicsIndustry & Technology - EnergyIndustry & Technology - Glass & ceramicsIndustry & Technology - Machinery & toolsIndustry & Technology - Mining & mineralsIndustry & Technology - Petroleum, natural gas, & coalIndustry & Technology - Plastics & rubberIndustry & Technology - SteelmakingIndustry & Technology - TelecommunicationsIndustry & Technology - Textiles & fashionIndustry & Technology - TransportationLaw - Patents, trademarks, & copyrightsMedicine - Anatomy & physiologyMedicine - DentistryMedicine - GeneticsMedicine - Health careMedicine - ImmunologyMedicine - Instruments, medicalMedicine - NutritionMedicine - PharmaceuticalsMedicine - PsychiatryMedicine - RadiologyMedicine - ToxicologyNatural Sciences - BiochemistryNatural Sciences - BiologyNatural Sciences - Ecology & environmental scienceNatural Sciences - GeologyNatural Sciences - GeophysicsNatural Sciences - Microbiology, bacteriology, & virologyNatural Sciences - OceanographyPure Sciences - AstronomyPure Sciences - ChemistryPure Sciences - Materials SciencePure Sciences - Mathematics & statisticsPure Sciences - MetallurgyPure Sciences - Physical sciencesPure Sciences - Physics

Interpreting Methods

In-personRemote simultaneous interpreting (RSI)Video remote interpreting (VRI)

Interpreting Services


ATA Divisions

Educators DivisionInterpreters DivisionJapanese Language DivisionLanguage Technology DivisionMedical DivisionScience & Technology Division

Translator, Interpreter



Primary Phone

(617) 312-9849

Years in Business

20+ Years

Education Level