How does IRIS do it?

Quality is our differentiating factor.
We strive to further improve our quality through various measures.

1. Carefully selected interpreters

Our team of 8 interpreters have all gone through the following rigorous selection process:

  1. Attending study sessions
  2. Verbal test (interpreting a virtual IR meeting)
  3. Interview with Dan Tanno, the President

For the year 2011, approx. 45 interpreters attended the study sessions,
out of which 20 opted to take the test, and only 7 passed.

2. IR Interpreting Workshops

At IRIS, while we respect each interpreter as a skilled professional,
we do not leave it solely to the interpreter to improve his/her skills.
We hold regular workshops, and aim to improve our IR interpreting skills as a team.

3. IRIS Database

IRIS focuses only on IR interpreting.
Almost everyday, one of our team members is working with an investor and a company somewhere in Japan.

We have built an extensive database of all the listed companies we have worked with in the past,
which we continuously update everyday and share with the whole team.

Even if it is the first time our interpreter works with a certain company,
he/she is backed by the knowledge that we have accumulated over the past years,
in order to maximize performance.

Sample of the IRIS Database (in Japanese) >>

4. Incentives for our interpreters

IRIS treats its interpreters with respect, as customers, not as subcontractors.
We provide various incentives to them to get even better than they are today.

How to use IRIS

Thank you for your interest in IRIS.

Please talk to your salesperson from various brokers.
Make sure to ask for an IRIS interpreter on your next visit to or conference call with Japanese companies!

We can also work directly with investors.
Please feel free to contact us for our services.


Please feel free to contact us directly should you have any questions.

Company name

IRIS Japan
(IR Interpreting Services of Japan)


Dan Tanno
(view C.V. here>>)



Tel: +81-3-5201-3029
Fax: +81-3-5201-3712
Mobile: +81-90-4026-8953(Dan Tanno)

Why choose IRIS?

Why not?

You choose the airline you want to fly with.
You choose the hotel you want to stay in.

Why not choose the interpreter you want to work with?


The quality of your IR interpreter makes a huge difference to the outcome of your trip to Japan,
or to the results of your conference calls with the companies you invest in.

Why lower your returns with mediocre interpreting, when you can work with IRIS interpreters?


Please see below the flow charts, for both mediocre and high quality interpreting:


Mediocre interpreting



High quality interpreting by IRIS

What is IRIS?

IRIS stands for “IR Interpreting Services of Japan”.

We are a boutique IR interpreting firm based in Tokyo,
focused only on high quality IR interpreting between English and Japanese.

Our team consists of carefully selected, top IR interpreters of Japan.