The University of California
Makino Mitsunobu is an exceptional Japanese to English translator. For the variety of documents referenced in complex historical and cultural projects, he is timely, thorough, and comfortable with everything from modern to historic vocabulary. His translations maintain a lovely, natural flow that is notable given the challenge of conveying into modern English the styles of older Japanese. With online resources having raised the bar of expectation for both quantity and quality of research exponentially, Mr. Makino is a willing resource who will search out additional material to enhance whatever you might have, with suggestions on what might be useful. To this he brings the informed perspective of his prior academic training, and importantly, a genuine intellectual interest that makes working with him both a fruitful experience and a pleasure.
文系理科向上委員会 (by M&Z) 代表 牧野 光伸