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  System of charges
As of April 2004
  Per interpreter / Full day Per interpreter / Half-day
Level A ¥108,000 ~ ¥75,600 ~
Level B ¥75,600 ~ ¥54,000 ~
- A full day is calculated as 8 hours between 08:00 and 19:00, including a break of 1 hour (7 working hours).
- A half-day is calculated as 4 hours in the morning or afternoon, including breaks. Anything exceeding 4 hours is calculated as a full day.
- For simultaneous interpreting, we supply a package of 3 or 4 interpreters for a full day and 2 or 3 interpreters for a half-day.
- For consecutive interpreting, we supply a package of 1 or 2 interpreters, depending on the content and time.
Excess charge
Time in excess of 8 hours in one day will be subject to an additional premium of 25% of the hourly rate.
Advance preparation charge
If the conference lasts two days or more, or if the content is exceptionally specialized or technical, an advance preparation charge of a half-day or full day interpreting fee will be applied per interpreter.
Management fee
A management fee equivalent to 15% of the estimate of costs (minus accommodation costs, travel expenses, and daily allowances) will be charged.
The following charges apply for work that requires long-distance travel to the event venue or overnight accommodation.
1 Accommodation costs
Actual expenses for room charge only (including tax/service charge)
2 Daily allowance (per person/per day)
In principle, charges apply from the date of departure to the date of return, inclusive.
- When all meal expenses are covered by the interpreter
¥10,800 (in Japan) + ¥10,800 (overseas)
- When all meal expenses are covered by the event promoter
¥5,400 yen (in Japan) + ¥5,400 yen (overseas)
3 Transportation time charge (for transportation outside the 23 wards of Tokyo)
- Transportation on the day of the engagement:
ransportation time will be included in the interpreter engagement time.
- Transportation on the day before or after the engagement:
50% of the interpreter's daily rate
- Rest days during a conference period:
50% of the interpreter's daily rate
  For long-term attendance interpreting on inspections, at seminars, etc., full-day interpreting fees will be applied to the entire period from the first day of work on site to the final day.
4 Travel expenses
- Travel within the 23 wards of Tokyo is including in the basic fee, but actual expenses will be charged for transportation in the course of work.
- For travel outside the 23 wards of Tokyo, actual expenses will be charged for all means of transport, starting from a mainline station in Tokyo.
- Actual expenses for all means of transport between destination/airport/hotel and the conference venue
- Round-trip air fare or round-trip rail fare to the venue destination
5 Others
  For overseas trips, all airport taxes and visa application fees
Cancellation charges
7 days' notice - 2 days' notice: 50% of the quoted amount*
1 day's notice - same day notice: 100% of the quoted amount*

* (excluding daily allowances and travel expenses)
Please note:
  1. Since these fees will differ depending on content, format, schedule, etc., we will provide an estimate of costs following discussion with the client on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Fees may be subject to change without notice.
  3. The above fees all include tax.
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