Our contributions to society

As a pioneer in the interpreting industry, Simul since our founding has been contributing to global communication, providing broad support to various interactions between people and between nations.

In 2005, we started up the center for the advancement of interpreting skills as a non-profit organization; and since 2007, as a member of society, we have actively been sponsoring and cooperating with university research and international exchanges.

Establishment and administrative support of the NPO Center for the advancement of interpreting skills

Simul devoted an all-out effort to establishing the specified nonprofit corporation Center for the Advancement of Interpreting Skills (CAIS), which is helping to advance the entire interpreting industry.

CAIS was founded to pursue the interests not only of those aiming to become interpreters and those already active as interpreters, but also of those who receive interpreting services. To these ends, it conducts interpreting skill training, Test of Business Interpreting Skills, and a variety of other activities. By continuing with our full backing of CAIS, Simul will contribute to the advancement of the interpreting industry, which provides vital support for international activities in this globally networked era.

NPO Center for the advancement of interpreting skills (In Japanese)

Backing for university symposiums

Simul sponsors or cooperates with lecture events and symposiums that include interpreting services, and that are hosted by universities or student-centered organizations, with the aim of providing more students with the opportunity to appreciate the usefulness of interpreting. Through our symposium support, we are contributing to the advancement of research activities in Japan and the world, and to international exchange among young people.

Sponsorship/cooperation to date

  • The University of Tokyo
  • Ochanomizu University
  • Chiba University
  • Kobe University
  • Hiroshima University
  • Hosei University
  • Dokkyo University
  • Waseda University
  • Akita International University
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • International University of Health and Welfare
  • Doshisha University
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Yokohama National University
  • Nagoya University
  • Osaka University
  • Sophia University
  • Kitasato University
  • Komazawa University
  • Keio University
  • Rikkyo University
  • Meiji University
  • Tamagawa University
  • Nanzan University
  • EUIJ Kansai

Consideration for the environment

Carrying out efforts on behalf of the environment is something we see as a duty of corporations functioning in the 21st century. Simul does everything possible in our own business areas for protection of the natural environment and the living environment.