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Interpreter & Translator in Asahikawa, Biei, Furano

About Me

Hattie Richardson


Hi, I'm Hattie from Hokkaido!

Hello, my name is Hattie Richardson. I was born in the UK, now I live in Biei, Hokkaido.


I am a JLPT N2 Japanese-speaker who moved to the rural town of Biei in Hokkaido in 2019. It was during my time here that I noticed that despite the huge number of international tourists in the area, there was very little English support available for visitors and residents. I felt very strongly that the people of this tourist-driven area deserved access to high-quality translation and interpretation services in Asahikawa, Biei and Hokkaido.

I also noticed a lack of information available about the area for English-speakers, and for Hokkaido in general. While popular destinations like Tokyo, Kyoto and Mt. Fuji are high on the tourism checklist, Hokkaido remains a bit of a mystery for travellers and travel agents alike. I thought my writing and copywriting services would also be useful in providing English information and research for companies and agencies interested in introducing Hokkaido to their clientele.


So in 2023, I began working as a freelance interpreter and translator based in the Asahikawa-Biei-Furano area. I also do copywriting to help businesses promote their Hokkaido content.


If you are looking for an interpreter or translator in Asahikawa, Biei, Furano or Hokkaido in general then please take a look at the Services & Pricing menu and feel free to send an enquiry via the web form.


In addition, I can also offer other services that may be helpful to your project

- Photography

- Illustration 

- Voiceover

- Modelling 


I also offer some tourism experiences in Biei, Hokkaido. Check out my tourism experiences at my other website, Dohoku Local!  

If you would like to connect, please first check my rates and use the "Contact" form to get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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