BARCELONA BENRI-YA S.L. was set up by Laura Cores Kuijlaars in October 1999, based on her initial wish to offer a wide range of services, with a view to enabling Japanese people visiting Barcelona to enjoy their stay to the full. However, after 15 years' experience of translating, interpreting, language-teaching and other linguistic, cultural or citizens' information services, the company is now focusing on a wider target segment: all private individuals or companies who require services related to the Japanese language or culture.
Laura Cores Kuijlaars has a University Degree in Translating and Interpreting from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), specialising in French and Japanese. From March 1997 to March 1998, she studied Language, Literature, Art and Japanese History at Sophia University, Tokyo (Japan), as an exchange student. She obtained an extraordinary end-of-year prize, and an Honours Mention for her end of year research project entitled "La literatura japonesa y su traducción en España: una panorámica" (Japanese literature and its translation into Spanish: Overview). From October 2004 to May 2005, Laura studied a Postgraduate Course in Legal Translation (French) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). In April 2006, she was qualified as a Japanese sworn translator and interpreter by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Laura has several years’ professional experience as a tutor and partner in East Asian Studies at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). She translated the essay by Toyofumi Ogura: Zetsugo no kiroku - Hiroshima genshi bakudan no shuki, which was published in Spain by Pasado y Presente as Cartas desde el fin del mundo: Por un superviviente de Hiroshima (Letters from the End of the World by A Hiroshima Survivor).
BARCELONA BENRI-YA S.L. studies each case on a personal and tailored basis, as we know that every situation is unique and requires a tailor-made solution. Client satisfaction is our priority. We aim to achieve it through four fundamental aspects:
- Quality service tailored to your needs
- Pleasant and friendly communications
Our team of freelancers, translators and interpreters are all native speakers and share these basic values.