Support Us

Hello. We are SEMI Sapporo—a non-profit organization of medical interpreters formerly known as SEMI (Sapporo English Medical Interpreters’ Group) who would like to assist the international community by helping them communicate in healthcare settings.

Our members meet four times a month to learn medical terminology and to improve their interpreting skills.

Our services are free for international residents that use clinics and hospitals in Sapporo. Please note, however, that an interpretation fee may be charged for travelers and for those whose medical expenses are not covered by their health insurance. Whether a fee will be charged is dependent upon each individual’s particular circumstances.

As a non-profit organization, your generous support helps us at SEMI Sapporo to provide the international community with essential translation and interpretation services. If you are satisfied with our services and can afford to contribute, we would greatly appreciate your donation (any amount is welcome). We do not accept any dinner invitations or gifts to one particular member.  Your kind donation will be used to subsidize our travel expenses and for our regular study meetings to help us become better medical interpreters.

Alternatively, you can contribute to SEMI Sapporo by coming to our meetings and giving us a talk about your country, your experience at hospitals in Japan, or other interesting topics. We would relish the opportunity to learn from you.

Another way of supporting us is to join NPO SEMI Sapporo by becoming a supporting member.
The membership fee for supporting members is 2,000 yen per year (from April to March).
The membership fee for an organization is 30,000 yen per year.


Please feel free to share your opinions with us by emailing us at
We look forward to your support.

Many thanks to our constant supporters! Without them SEMI Sapporo wouldn’t be what it is today!




NPO SEMI Sapporo (NPO法人SEMIさっぽろ)

Contact person: Megumi Terao

Email address:SEMIsapporo (at)


Bank account information

For payments between Japan Post Bank accounts or in cash from its ATM:
Code No: 19020 Account No: 5719344 トクヒ)セミサッポロ Tokuhi) SEMI Sapporo
For payments from other banks:
Bank Name: ゆうちょ銀行(ユウチョギンコウ) Japan Post Bank Co.Ltd.
Branch: キュウゼロハチ kyuuzerohachi (Branch Code:908)

Account Type: フツウ futsuu (Savings Account)

Account No.: 5719344 トクヒ)セミサッポロ Tokuhi) SEMI Sapporo