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Mark Rijnties

University Student / Freelance Translator


Dutch student at Leiden University with aspirations to work as an expert on East Asia with a focus on Japan. My goal is to develop my expertise on the region and use my Japanese language skills to work as an intermediary between Europe, East Asia, and the rest of the world.


Sep 2014Aug 2017

Bachelor International Studies

Leiden University

In my studies I focused on the politics, economy, culture, and languages of East Asia. 

Sep 2016Feb 2017

Foreign Exchange Japan

Waseda University

A 5-month long foreign exchange to Waseda University in Tokyo

Sep 2006Jun 2012

VWO High School diploma

Rembrandt College

Language Certifications

Aug 2014Present


Japan Foundation & Japan Educational Exchanges and Services

The JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is the officially administered test to determine the linguistic level of Japanese speakers. N5 being the lowest and N1 being the highest level.

Feb 2014Feb 2016

TOEFL iBT 114/120

ETS, Educational Testing Service

The Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Work History

Jun 2015Jun 2016

Begiragons Translations: Japanese -> English


This job involved writing subtitles for YouTube videos for the channel Begiragons. 

Feb 2016Feb 2016

Translation/Research: English -> Japanese

Nagano System Development Co. Ltd.

My job was to research the recent implementation of Programming lessons in primary school curricula in various countries across Europe and translate it into Japanese.

Feb 2015Feb 2015

Translation Smartphone Game: Japanese -> English


A small translation from Japanese to English of the menu and contents of a smartphone game called TAP. 

Sep 2013Sep 2013

Translation for Nagano prefectural offices: Japanese -> English

Nagano Prefecture, JCI Komagane subdivision

This translation job involved translating a variety of documents, PowerPoint slides, and research data from Japanese to English.