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President’s Profile

Michihiro Hirai
President, Hirai Language Services Inc.

Academic and Professional Titles

  • Certified Professional Engineer (Gijutsuhi) (Information Technology)
  • Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) (Moore School of Electrical Engineering, The University of Pennsylvania)

Education

September 1972 – August 1973

Moore School of Electrical Engineering, The University of Pennsylvania

April 1961 – March 1965

Department of Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Job History

December 2002 – present

President, Hirai Language Services

April 2018 – present

Part-time Lecturer, Inter Group Corp.

April 2013 – March 2017; April 2011 – March 2012; April 2008 – March 2010

Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Kanagawa University

October 2011 – March 2014

Part-time Lecturer, The Open University of Japan

April 2012 – March 2013; April 2010 – March 2011; April 2003 – March 2008

Professor (Tokunin), Faculty of Science, Kanagawa University

April 2009 – March 2013

Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

April 2005 – March 2016

Advisor, The Society for Testing English Proficiency, Inc. (Eiken)

February 2003 – March 2018

Advisor, International Language Centre (ILC)

April 1965 – June 2002 Hitachi, Ltd.

  • Held various engineering positions including Senior Consulting Engineer (Fuku-gishi-chou), General-Purpose Computer Division (until February 1998) and also served as Director, Hitachi Institute of Foreign Languages (March 1998 – June 2002).
  • Engaged in logical design and development of mainframe computers (processors), technical coordination for the export of mainframe computers, international as well as Japanese standardization of IT terminology, English documentation and training in the same, general management of a foreign language training center, and development of foreign language training courses

Experience in English (JE, EJ) translation: 46 years (since 1974)

Language Qualifications

Has amassed 54 top-grade English qualifications including Cambridge CPE Grade A, full score (990) in TOEIC®, full score in STEP BULATS (CBT), 1st Grade in Eiken, The United Nations Association of Japan’s Grade SA, National Licensed Guide, 1st Grade in Michigan-Waseda Technical English Proficiency (TEP) Test, 1st Grade in English Technical Writing, 1st Grade in Hon’yaku Kentei (both J-E and E-J), 1st Grade in Intellectual Property Translation (J-E), 1st Grade in Nissho Business English Test, American Translators Association (ATA) Japanese into English Translation Test, American Translators Association (ATA) English into Japanese Translation Test and The Japan Translation Association (JTA) Certified Professional Translator. (Certified as a Japanese record by Nippon-1 Net (本一ネット)

See List of Michihiro Hirai’s English Qualifications.

Also holds a National Licensed Guide certificate in German.

Books

See Publications.

Other Publications (Committee activities)

  • JIS X Series (Japanese Industry Standard in IT terminology):
    9 standards
  • JIS Z Series (Japanese Industry Standard in Dependability terminology): 1 standard
  • ISO/IEC 2382 Series (International Standard in IT terminology):
    7 standards

Academic and Industrial Associations

Member of: The Institution of Professional Engineers, Japan (IPEJ), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (Life Member), The Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) (Life Member), The Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators (SWET), Japan Translation Federation (JTF), Japan Translation Association (JTA), Japan Association of Translators (JAT), The American Translators Association (ATA), The Japan Association for Technical Communication (JATEC), and The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)

Presentations at Academic Conferences

  • “General Overview of English Tests in Japan”
    The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) Hokkaido Conference 2016 (October 2016, Sapporo)
  • “Developing an ICT Reading Comprehension Course Using Authentic Materials”
    ESP in Asia 7th International Conference (September 2015, Qingdao, China)
  • “Developing a Reading Comprehension Course in ICT Using Authentic Materials”
    The Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) 54th International Convention(Kagoshima, August 2015)
  • “Developing a Reading Comprehension Course in ICT Using Authentic Materials”
    ESP Kanto Study Group Meeting, The Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) (Choufu, Tokyo, June 2015)
  • Creating teaching materials for ICT reading class
    Pan-SIG Conference, The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) (Kobe, May 2015)

National Conference, The Japan Association for Language Teaching     (JALT) (Shizuoka, November 2015)

Academic Papers