Welcome to our website! F&F Co. Ltd., in Kita-ku, Okayama (city), offers interpretation and translation services. Since establishment in 1983, we have created and maintained excellent relationships with our clients for whom we provide services not only in Okayama, but throughout Chugoku, Kansai, Shikoku, and other regions as well.
Our company employs many interpreters who are capable of simultaneous, consecutive, or whispering interpretations. Our coordinator will select the interpreter best-suited for your needs regardless of duration, albeit half-days or long-term events over the course of several months. We also handle a wide variety of subjects and occasions, from familiar/daily conversations and events, international exchange, or sightseeing, to more specialized occasions, such as international conventions, which include technical (or other) jargon.
Our goal has been to assist our clients in making global connections through the trust we have earned through our dedication and accomplishments since establishment in 1983. Furthermore, we seek to share original Okayama prefectural products with the world, such as jeans, fruit, and pottery.
If you need an interpreter/translator, please, do not hesitate to contact us. Keeping our motto of conveying words with our hearts in mind, we are committed to offering top-quality global services from Okayama
Kojima, in Kurashiki city, is the birthplace of Japanese-made jeans. Cotton production thrived during the Edo period and in Meiji era, indigo-dyeing, known as kasuri, followed. After the Second World War, the area became a production site for student and professional uniforms. This helped foster home-grown techniques for dyeing, weaving, sewing, and processing, all of which are now in full operation solely for the production of jeans. Fabrics are exported to overseas leading brand-name jean companies; finishing touches and processing are also provided by Okayama manufacturers and craftsmen.
Bizen city, situated in eastern Okayama (prefecture), is the birthplace of Bizen pottery. Noborigama chimneys and climbing kiln can be seen throughout Imbe, not to mention a great deal of pottery and pottery shops around Imbe station. Bizen pottery is produced without glaze, and patterns for each earthenware is created with natural elements, such as ashes generated from chopped pine, charcoal, and wound straw (to prevent adhesion). Here, you can see how ceramists have strived not only to respect their predecessors' traditions, but also how they explore new options.
It is said that good rice, water, and experienced sake brewers are vital to sake brewing. These three essentials are all here, in Okayama. Okayama has enjoyed such a fine climate that it is even called “Japan's land of sunshine.” The history of sake brewing in Okayama, dating back to the 8th century, even appears in Japan’s oldest extant collection of poems, called Manyoushu.
In addition, Okayama is famous for fruit, particularly peaches, grapes, and tangerines. These Okayama fruits, blessed with abundant sunshine, give bursts of energy
One's hometown is a place never out of mind, even when far away. Our staff members have come across many ethnic Japanese with cherished hometown memories. These people, separated from their birthplaces, founded ethnic Japanese societies in different cultural areas with different dialects, and subsequently developed to their present statuses. Among them are the first-generation Japanese who wish to revisit their valuable memories, as well as second or third generations who want to see their roots.
For these travel situations, we provide interpretation in conjunction with our affiliated travel agencies. We respond flexibly to a variety of requests, such as visits to places that are not usually listed in package tours. If there is anything that interests you, please feel free to contact us.
Our interpreters met the guests on their arrival in Japan, accompanied them to and from the airport and provided English-language interpretation and guide service during their tour of Korakuen Garden, Okayama Castle, Saijo Inari and the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, all major sightseeing spots in Okayama Prefecture. Tour guests enjoyed many uniquely Japanese experiences such as wearing a kimono, tasting matcha green tea, and making and tasting traditional hand-rolled sushi that left them with wonderful memories. Tour participants also had fun making imitation food items for restaurant displays at Hokan-cho shopping street and baking traditional cakes in Kurashiki. Our English-language interpreters have also provided services for convention and event organizer tours. They also helped exchange JAPAN RAIL Exchange Orders purchased abroad for JAPAN RAIL PASSES.
Our interpreters provided guide services for inspection & coverage tour guests. This included escorting participants to and from the airport and accompanying them to a wide range of spots such as Mt. Daisen, Sakai Port, and Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori Prefecture, and Mt. Hiruzen and the Old Shizutani School in Okayama Prefecture. Guests enjoyed horseback riding at Mt. Hiruzen and picking tasty Okayama Muscat grapes, which are very popular among inbound visitors because of their rich flavor. Our interpreters helped visitors to enjoy their stay at Inns even more by providing detailed explanations about hot spring baths. Our interpreters also enhanced the guests’ experience by providing information about the area around Okayama Station and places to eat.
Please feel free to call us for more information.
(From overseas: +81-86-245-5444)
Business hours:9:00am – 5:00pm
(Excluding weekends and Japanese holidays)