Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson is a director and co-owner of Honyaku Plus, a Tokyo translation company that he co-founded in 2003.


Book review May / June 2022

An illustrated guide to Samurai history and culture: from the age of Musashi to contemporary pop culture

Review Nov / Dec 2021

Collision Course

Olympics Sept / Oct 2021

Two views from Olympic volunteers

Review May / June 2021

Boxing on bikes!

Tech April 2019

Beyond Babel

Can AI solve the problem of natural-language translation?
Charity June 2017

Taking it up a gear

How the Knights in White Lycra climb to ever-greater heights
Entrepreneur April 2017

Make it in Japan

Five challenges for non-Japanese entrepreneurs
Charity November 2016

The Palace Ride

CSR—an important part of life for Tokyo’s foreign community
Translation September 2016

Lost in Translation?

A few answers to help you find your way