Three ways to brand yourself as a professional translator:

◆ Earn a Master’s Degree in Translation

BUPST offers a master’s degree in translation accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a distance education institution accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. BUPST’s master’s degree in translation is considered the “MBA” of the translation community, making it an extremely powerful tool in the business world.

◆ Get Published

Having your work published is one of the most effective ways to develop your reputation as a professional translator. At BUPST, you will have the opportunity to translate and publish multiple works before completing the master’s degree program.

At BUPST you can publish your translation work at no additional cost. You can publish work related to fields such as literary arts, finance, IR, patent, medical, technical, legal, society, and natural science.

◆ Meet International Standards

The third way to develop your reputation as a professional translator is to be certified by an accredited third-party. At BUPST, you can become qualified as a translator who meets international translation standards in addition to obtaining a master’s degree in translation (MST).

The Japan Translation Association, with over 30 years of international experience in translation, offers a certified professional translator test for translators. The Japan Translation Association also offers tests in areas such as publishing and business translation. BUPST students can take these tests free of charge. Students who successfully pass these tests will receive university credits. Click on the following link for tests offered.

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Find your own uniqueness , define your own success career.

Learning at Babel University Professional School of Translation starts here.

When you begin your studies at Babel University PST, you will first diagnose those elements needed to “find your own uniqueness, define your own successful career”. This process is based on the American educational philosophy which emphasizes respect for the individual. This process will be the foundation in establishing your translation career. This process is explained in detail in the Web magazine The Professional Translator, and is also broken down into eight sections (available by clicking the link below). The information obtained in this process will also help you to reach your utmost potential in life. For those who think that it is too late to map out their career path, please remember the following: today is the first day of the rest of your life. It is never to early or too late to start on this journey. So please take the time to perform this self-diagnosis. Click here to read further>>>

Find your own uniqueness, define your own success career.

Babel University Professional School of Translation

Ensuring the Highest Standards in Translation Education

BUPST is a professional school offering an online master of science in translation (MST) program, which is considered the industry standard for translation. BUPST is accredited by DEAC for its excellent education quality (accredited in 2003, 2007, and 2013).

BUPST offers four majors to meet the demands of the the translation market.

・Literary Translation

・Finance and IR Translation

・Patent, Technical and Medical Translation

・Legal Translation


Mission Statement


The mission of the Babel University Professional School of Translation is to educate and train students in translation knowledge and skills by providing a quality distance education program to students so as to contribute to the globalization of the world.


In order to achieve the mission stated above, Babel University Professional School of Translation aims at the following goals through distance learning:
(1) To have its students master sufficient translation skills;
(2) To have its students obtain the latest knowledge of translation;
(3) To have its students familiarize themselves with the latest theories of translation;
(4) To have its students acquire skills of manipulating information technology hardware and software for translation;
(5) To have its students become independent as translators; and
(6) To have its professors, instructors, and students promote research and studies on translation in both academic and practical aspects.


In order to accomplish the goals stated above, the Babel University Professional School of Translation provides its students with the following knowledge and skills of translation through distance learning:
(1) Essential knowledge required for professional translators who have studied foreign languages at a college or a university in the abilities of (a) language conversion, (b) inter-cultural understandings, and (c) expertise;
(2) Training that will enable the students to acquire high levels of skills in the areas required for professional translators, of (a) accurate and precise understanding of the source language, (b) efficient and prompt language conversion, and (c) fast and precise writing in the target language;
(3) Training that will enable the students to acquire high levels of skills in the areas required for modern professional translators, of (a) the ability to operate a computer, (b) the ability to utilize the Internet, and (c) the ability to conduct multi-lingual web searches;
(4) Opportunities to gain sufficient levels of expertise in (a) coordination, (b) collaboration, and (c) management of translation works to execute collaborative translation projects;
(5) Opportunities to gain sufficient levels of expertise in management of the translation business; and
(6) Continuing education opportunities to practice as professional translators who provide society with their services.

Articles from The Professional Translator for students & graduates


How I train myself for translating into Japanese
I first began studying Japanese after moving to Sasebo, Japan. Before moving to Japan, I was determined to learn enough “battle Japanese” in order to order at restaurants or ask for directions. I used listening CDs only, without giving heed to trying to learn how to read or write Japanese. Or course, when I arrived in Japan, I realized that just learning a few key phrases would not help me at all to live there.


From Expectation to Awarenes
Language permeates so ubiquitously in my daily life that it is almost comparable to the air I breathe in that I take it for granted. It comes in many forms. First, there is the verbal language that I use in communication with family, friends, and others around me. Then, there is the written language that I use primarily to obtain information and as entertainment in the form of books, newspapers, and magazines.


For being a webtraslator
I have always had a talent for learning foreign languages rather quickly and decided that I wanted to become a translator when I was in high school. Japanese was my language of choice because I found that the grammar and verb conjugation was very different from English and other Romance languages, therefore interesting.

DEAC Accreditation


The BABEL UNIVERSITY Professional School of Translation has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) since 2002. Established in 1926 and headquartered in Washington D.C., DEAC is a non-profit organization working to promote conscientious education and business ethics, while setting educational standards for the distance education industry.The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission

1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808 Washington, D.C. 20036
TEL:202-234-5100 / Fax:202-332-1386

Student Demographic Profile

Who are the students?

◆ What are their ages ?

We have students from those in their twenties to their sixties. Majority of them are in their thirties. However, recently, more and more retired people in their fifties and homemakers who have more time for themselves as their children have grown up are studying at BABEL UNIVERSITY.


◆ 3 groups of registered students.


◆ What is the student ratio for each major ?


◆ What are their occupations ?

People of various occupations are enrolled at BABEL UNIVERSITY. They all aspire to be independent as professionals in various fields utilizing translation skills.


◆ Where do they live ?

BABEL UNIVERSITY Professional School of Translation is an online university. Students can take classes from anywhere in the world. At present, we have students from 34 different countries enrolled in our programs.


Graduation Project Library

GRADUATE - Spring 2016
Miwako Eguchi
Jonah Lomu the Autobiography
Yukari Kusano
The Parrot Who Owns Me[The Story of Relationship
Masae Adamusu
Menopause for Dummies
Kinue Iwasaki
Investment Treaty Arbitration and Public Law
GRADUATE - Autumn 2015
Humiko Takahhashi
Yoga Nidra
Yurie Yamane
HOW TO BE ANGRY An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens
Mamoru Takano
Flagrant Conduct
GRADUATE - Spring 2015
Maki Shuto
THE HERO’S GUIDE TO Saving Your Kingdom
Mandi Haase
Children Should Worship Too! Worship with Children
Nami Ichimae
Smart Cookies' guide to Making More Dough and getting out of debt
Naoko Miyashita
The Patent Writer : How to Write Successful Patent Application
Etsuko Nishime
Storytelling for Lawyers
Chiharu Nicklas
(1) Description of Worker Dispatching Act (2) Seminar for Responsible Persons Acting for Dispatching Undertakings
GRADUATE - Autumn 2014
Yasushi Ito
"翻訳者の内面の変容 ―「コア」に基づく翻訳学習とKJ法の継続的取り組みにおける事例研究―"
Kayoko Tsukada
Effective Parentig in a Defective world
Kazuo Nishimura
The Number Mysteries
Chizuko Mitsumoto
The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft
Akiko Ebihara Cleaver
Selling to China A Guide to Doing Business in China for Small-and Medium-Sized Companies
Rika Shigetome
Nolo's Guide to California Law
Masako Watanabe
The Copyright Handbook ? What Every Writer Needs to Know
GRADUATE - Spring 2014
Saoko Ikuno
The Angry Heart
Akiko Ikegami
(1)Alfie Gets in First(2)DOGGER(3)I'm Special, I'm Me!(4)Is There Really a Human RACE?(5)Mr. Putter & Tabby POUR THE TEA(6)THE BIG ALFIE OUT OF DOORS STORYBOOK
Sachiyo Kazami
Tomoko Kanno
A Taste of History : 10,000 years of food in Britain
Ikuko Kurogo
(1)Otherwise known as Sheila the Grteat(2)Tales of a fourth grade nothing
Gyoko Koike
Cosmic Bible
Haruka Sakai
Megumi Fukagawa
FIVE TO THRIVE-Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan-
Syoko Tsuru Christensen
Leases & Rental Agreements
GRADUATE - Autumn 2013
Ayako Umino
The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky
Yukiko Terui
The Hive  The Story of the Honeybee and Us
Nanako Nozaki
Breaking the Sound Barriers -9 DEAF SUCCESS STORIES-
Keiko Hagio
The Healing Powers of Chocolate
Noriko Miura
Mitsuru Miyahara
Ryuji Sato
RED CAPITALISM The fragile financial foundation of China’s extraordinary rise
Eri Kawahara
The Ripple Effect
Yoshiko Kurahashi
Light Science : Physics and the Visual Arts
Yumiko Balin
(2)THE HEART'S TRUTH: Essays on the Art of Nursing
Noriko Kita
Meeting the Energy Challenge A White Paper on Nuclear Power January 2008
Shoko Kosugi
System of Envieonmental law with Illustrations
Mikiko Nagatani
Refugee Law and Practice in Japan
Miyako Yamamoto Harper
The Devil's Advocates― Greatest Closing Arguments in Criminal Law
Kazuko Yoshida
How to Make Patent Drawings
GRADUATE - Spring 2013
Mami Iribe
Nancy Drew series "Green-eyed Monster"
Motoyuki Kosaka
Master Detective
Kimiko Shime
Speak Business English like an American- Lean the Idioms & Expressions You Need to Succeed on the Job!
Yumi Noji
Management Ideas from the East
Aki Nakajima
Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent
Atsuhiko Mori
Patent Searching Made Easy:How to Do Patent Searches on the Internet & in the Library-5th Edition
Ikuko Kanda
Patent It Yourself
Asako Sugai
Noriko Fukunaga
Tips and Traps When Buying a Condo, Co-op or Townhouse
GRADUATE - Autumn 2012
Reiko Otsubo
The Heart of Tantric Sex ---A Unique Guide to Love and Sexual Fulfilment
Sayoko Koyama
Why Don't Students Like School?-A cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for the classroom
Noriko Kan
California Hotel and Casino-Hawai'i's Home Away from Home
Chieko Sakai
29 Gifts
Takako Shibuya
The Art Spirit
Yuki Maekawa
Girl in Translation
Yuka Mizutani
The Other Side of the Bridge
Madoka Yamaguchi
(1)The girl in the Castle inside the Museum(2)The Tear Thief(3)How Robin Saved Spring(4)The Faerie’s Gift(5)The Village of Basketeers(6)The Princess and the White Bear King
Rumi Yamada
Mayumi Watanabe
23 papers by Prof. ABO
Yumi Paap
Economic Facts and Fallacies
Eri Palmer
Confessions of a City Girl-The Devil Wears Pinstripes
Shiho Fujita
Junko Maeyama
BAD MONEY-Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
Mariko Sudo
The Three Secrets of Green Business-Unlocking Competitive Advantage in a Low Carbon Economy
Ayumi Iwasaki
Tsuneko Uragami
Junko Owada
Cloud Computing for Lawyers and Executives ?A Global Approach
Kouzou Kasahara
Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts A Practical Guide
Mayumi Kuwabara
Evidence Management for the Paralegal
Nobue Komatsubara
Hong Kong 2007
Chihoko Sugishita
Yuka Tanabe
Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts
Akiko Tomoi
Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage Valuing All Families under the Law
Yuko Nakagawa
GRADUATE - Spring 2012
Kayoko Saito
The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth through Music
Minako Sueoka
All Pets go to Heaven
Yuka Takahashi
Ayako Furuta
(1) Winter Season ―A Dancer's Journal (2)To Dance ― a ballerina's graphic novel
Junichi Ito
Mari Clarke
DISCOVERY ― Extraordinary results from everyday learning
Yuri Aoki Strong
Nolo's Patents for Beginners
GRADUATE - Autumn 2011
Yoshie Imanaka
(1) Die Drei ??? The Curse of the Cell Phone(和訳)(2) Die Drei ??? Soccer Mania(和訳)
Chisako Shinoda
(1) With Respect to the Japanese (2) SAMURAI --- Principles & Practices That Will Help Preteens & Teens In School, Sports, Social Activities & Choosing Careers!
Yukiko Hara
(1) Letters from the Inside (2) Checkers
Toshiko Matsumoto
Sumiyo Asano
The Accounting Game, Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand
Chie Ofuji
KIDS and MONEY - Giving Them the Savvy to Succeed Financially
Hiromi Nagawasa
Takenobu Harada
(1)Law and Economics in Developing Countries (2)Undermining the Foundations of Organized Crime and Public Sector Corruption: An Essay on Best International Practices (Essays in Public Policy)
Hiroko Hanyu
Death in Little Tokyo: A Ken Tanaka Mystery
Kyoko Omatsu
Patent Savvy for Managers - Spot & Protect Valuable Innovations in Your Company
Mizue Sakurai
Yuko Yoshida
Introduction to Law for Paralegal
Hitomi Kato
Patenting Art & Entertainment
GRADUATE - Spring 2011
Asami Nasu
Dubai & Co.
Kumiko Tanaka
The Easy to Use Practical Guide to The Japanese Immigration Control Act
Takashi Miyabe
ESSENTIALS of Trademarks and Unfair Competition
Jumkow Hyacinth
Nisei Cadet Nurse of World War II
Tomohiko Masuda
Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights
Isao Matsumoto
The Living Spirit of the Psychodramatic Method
Yuko Kozu
Investor Relations for the Emerging Company
Noriko Hoshino
101 Dressage Tips: Essentials for Training and Competition
Ko Tajima
GRADUATE - Autumn 2010
Keiko Kato
No Way Home - The Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations -
Noriaki Nagai
Murder in the Rue Chartres
Yukiko Nagai
BABY HEARTS - A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start -
Miwako Yamamoto
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood
Yuki Yoshida
The Quiche of Death
Takako Enomoto
The Power of Makeup - Looking your level best at every age -
Noriko Fujie
The Origin of Financial Crises
Isao Ikuhara
Kazumi Seager
THE ALL-AMERICAN Cowboy COOKBOOK - Over 300 Recipes from the World’s Greatest Cowboys -
Takehiko Yamamoto
Exploring Past Lives to Heal the Present
Mikiko Katagata
The Future of Reputation - Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet -
Noriko K. Mishak
Essentials of Intellectual Property
Kaori Yamaguchi
Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
GRADUATE - Spring 2010
Sumi Uchida
The Anatomy of Hope
Mutsuhiko Kato
The Sun
Tsunehiko Konishi
Bigger isn't Always Better - The New Mindset for real Business Growth
Etsuko Sugino
Future of Banking in Globalised World
Chisuzu Harada
How to Retire Happy - The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire
Maki Sato
A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss
Yoshiko Sekiguchi
Sticks & Stones - How digital Reputations Are Created Over Time and Lost in a Click", by Larry Webber
Masako Endo
The Managers Guide to Understanding Commercial Contract Negotiation
Chiemi Okamura
Principles & Practices of Hawaiian Real Estate
Hiroko Komatsuzaki
Everyone's Money Book on Real Estate
Natsuko Henderson
American Law and the American Legal System
GRADUATE - Autumn 2009
Mika Kakamu
A Kid’s Herb Book - for children of all ages
Junichi Tanaka
Everyday Zen
Taeko Nakaie
A Country Wife
Ayura Kazama
Tomoko Furukawa
Win Your Case
Mika Hijikata
Natural Medicine for Allergies
GRADUATE - Spring 2009
Atsuko Inada
Judy Schachner(ジュディ・シャハナー)の絵本7冊 “Willy and May” “Mr. Emerson’s Cook” “The Grannyman” “Yo, Vikings” “Skippyjon Jones” “Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse” “Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble”
Kyoko Kimura
Jan Ken Po / The World of Hawaii’s Japanese Americans
Kumiko Suzuki
The Journey Through Cancer
Asumi Hashi
Tree - A Life Story
Mihoko Oishi
Yuki Saeki
Noriaki Tateno
Robert’s Rules Order Newly Revised in Brief
Aki Nemoto
Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
GRADUATE - Autumn 2008
Harumi Taniguchi
Hank Zipzer : The Mostly True Confessions of the World’s Best Underachiever ”Naiagara Falls, or Does it ? I Got a “D” in Salami
Kiyomi Ri
Our Only May Amelia/ Jennifer
Toshiyuki Fukamoto
A Year without "Made In China
Kyoko Iba
Tsutomu Ogawa
The Man Who Changed Everything --- The Life of James Clerk Maxwell
GRADUATE - Spring 2008
Kaori Iketani
Screenplay The Foundations of Screenwriting; A step-by-step guide from concept to finished script
Sachiko Saito
STOP Thinking START Living
Namiko Sasao
Math Trek, Math For Smarty Pants
Hisao Nishimiya
Bugs in Armor - A Tale of Malaria and Soldiering
Hisayo Miyamoto
The ARTIST and the MATHEMATICIAN: The story of Nicolas Bourbaki, the Genius Mathematician Who Never Existed
Fumiko Kano
LISA(the Localization Industry Standard Association Best Practice Guide)
Megumi Shimizu
Nondisclusure Agreements ? Protect Your Trade Secrets & More
Yuki Yukawa
翻訳表現の多様性 -翻訳の類似と差異について-
Akiko Imada
Skype Me! From Single User to Small Enterprise and Beyond
Akitoshi Sugimura
Epidemic! The world of Infectious Disease
Sachiyo Takeoka
Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism
GRADUATE - Autumn 2007
Shiori Ito
The Avengers - A Jewish War Story
Yukino Uemura
Chihiro Kakemoto
The hip chick’s guide to macrobiotics: a philosophy for achieving a radiant mind and fabulous body
Yuri Nishizawa
When Last I Died
Naomi Fukumoto
Travel Writing - See the world, See the story-
Mieko Watari
We’re Still Family
Atsuka Omori
GLOWING GENES - A Revolution in Biotechnology
Miki Johnson
The Lost Daughters of China
Miki Fukunaga
When your child is ill. A home guide for parents
Tomoka Ban
Sarbanes - Oxley Act of 2002
GRADUATE - Spring 2007
Sahoko Soga
Raggedy Ann’s Tea Party Book, Raggedy Ann’s Birthday Party Book, If Teacups Could Talk, The Twelve Teas of Christmas
Yuko Mukaidani
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
Miki Yamazaki
The Fall of Fergal Heir of Mystery, The Rise of the House of McNally
Cool Cats
Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld’s 2005 Breakthrough Health
Satomi Fujiwara
Online and Personal : The Reality of Internet Relationships
Mayumi Yamada
Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz : Making Light of Weighty Ideas
GRADUATE - Autumn 2006
Hisae Deland
Mayumi Nakamura
The Meaning of Sports
GRADUATE - Spring 2006
Kahori Mori
The Five Love Languages of Children
Zenichi Iwano
Legal Writing in Plain English
Makiyo Hasegawa
Super Simple Superannuation ? Creating Wealth for Retirement
Nanae Momota
Fundamental Aspects of Interpreter Education Curriculum and Assessment
GRADUATE - Autumn 2005
Yoshimi Uemura
Insurance for Dummies
Kiyoe Parisien
Ullambana and Other Stories of Hawaii
Aiko Sasaki
Be a Kickass Assistant
Hiroko Haksever
Istanbul The Imperial City
Atsuko Alestra
The Caregiver‘s Essential Handbook
Emi Shimizu
Childhood Cancer, A Handbook from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Ryo Hashiba
I Talking About Health and Wellness with Patients
GRADUATE - Spring 2005
Saori Ikeda
Caring for Your Grieving Child
Tomoko Katsumata
Marriage and Morals
Hiroko Shibuya
See You Thursday
Yukie Yamamoto
My Mama's Walz, A Book for Daughters of Alcoholic
Ikuko Saito
First Fruit
Ryoko Hayakawa
Intellectual Property Law
Yoshie Takahashi
LAW 101 Everything You Need to Know About the American
Yuko Nishimura
GRADUATE - Spring 2004
Akemi Ishihara
Some Like It Hot
Harumi Kikuchi
Ikumi Murosaki
Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence
Rieko Sasaki
Software Agreements Document E-Book
Hisako Shibata