"Andrew Migita-Meehan sets the gold standard for Japanese interpreters. His native fluency and professional demeanor make him my first choice for depositions or any other sensitive translation project in Japan or the United States."
– David Ball, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP,
New York

"… a real asset for all of us."
– Kathy L. McFarland, Of Counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP,
New York

"… a consummate professional … I have always been impressed with the high quality of [his] work."
– Amy Starr, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York

"Andrew Meehan provides both professional and highly personal direct translation services. In a fast-paced meeting, Andrew delivers real-time Japanese-English translation, while also capturing the voices of different participants in a personal way. … [T]he meeting moves forward in an effective and accurate manner…."
– Aldwyn Hamilton, Director of Grants Administration, RESULTS Educational Fund, Washington DC

"The level of Mr. Meehan's interpretive skills is by far the highest of services we have used. We were especially impressed with his performance."
– Shiseido management, Tokyo headquarters



Fresh, from April 2015

Ann Torreano
Certified Real-time Deposition Reporter  (Silicon Valley, CA)

"I can confidently recommend Andrew as in interpreter. I've worked with dozens of Japanese interpreters, and it is rare to come across one in possession of the many qualities Andrew has. His interpretations are very precise and delivered with minimal delay. Andrew is able to interpret difficult technical testimony not only precisely, but with an understandable, readable sentence structure and correct grammar. Not an easy feat in on-the-fly Japanese translation. Andrew doesn't waste valuable time engaging in argument with check interpreters and confidently stands by his interpretations. However, he does yield when incorrect or if offered a preferable translation of a word or phrase. When deposing Japanese witnesses, hiring the wrong interpreter can jeopardize your entire case. Hiring Andrew will ensure a smooth, efficient, and accurate record."

Luca Baracchi,
Director of Project Management & Sport Operations, 

UIPM (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne)

"Andrew is a great person, with high quality and focus oriented.  We had the chance to work together both in foreign spot and both oriented to focus on common results. He's nature is not only resourceful but his abilities to think out of the box and cooperate with different stakeholders and under pressure make him a point of reference for future collaboration. His commitment and approach to the job as to the human relations give him a plus in what he want to achieve for the others as for himself. Andrew is without any doubt a serious person to work with and an approachable one to be friend with."

Steve Jenson,
Group VP – Global Orthodontics, Canada, Mexico and Japan – DENTSPLY International

"Andrew and his organization really deliver excellent interpreter services in both straight forward and complex business dealings. His efforts and his team added tremendous value to our business in Japan."

Leo Stepanov,
Co-founder & Managing Director, Southern Cross Technologies (Manila, Philippines)

"All linguists are amazing. Many are extremely reliable. Quite a few are versatile specialists with greater proficiency in subject matter, than their sources themselves. Some will go out of a way to have your job completed. A few will touch your heart. Rare few are simply brilliant. Andrew is all of it."

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