An apostille stamp authenticates a government document so that the document can be effective in another country. Although the Japanese Apostille Stamp is only valid in countries in the Hague Convention of 1961. ( Some countries that are not a part of this convention are Indonesia, Brazil and China ) The Apostille stamp is valid in most all English speaking countries.
David Higgins is a full time Japanese/English translation company owner located in Okinawa, Japan. David, his wife Hazuki and four employees and various freelancers of other languages run Okinawa Translator. They specialize in translation of all kinds of documents, technical manuals and on site interpreting for instructional safety classes with the military to family reunions. They have expanded they’re business all over Japan and overseas to serve customers in any location.