Curriculum Vitae (As of April, 2003)

Curriculum Vitae (As of April, 2003)

Curriculum Vitae (as of January 2007)

Name: Kazuo (Gene) Sawada

Date of Birth: March 11, 1943

Address: ResortQuest Pacific Monarch

2427 Kuhio Avenue Apt.1408

Honolulu, Hawaii Island

96815-3301 U.S.A.

Phone and FAX : (808) 926-4834 Cell Phone: (808) 927-3693

E-mail address:

  1. Education and Training:

March 1986: completed Intermediate Course, Inter Tokyo (Simultaneous Interpretation)

March 1965: graduated Rikkyo University with BA (Law Course)

March 1965: graduated evening course of Japanese American Conversation Institute

March 1961: graduated YUKIGAYA Tokyo Metropolitan High School

  1. Business career:

March 2005: Formed SAWADA USA LLC in Hawaii.

February 2005: Arrived in Hawaii to live as a permanent resident.

December 2004: Voluntarily retired TOMOE Engineering Co., Ltd.

March 2003: Joined TOMOE Engineering Co., Ltd. as interpreter, translator at Foreign Correspondence Section, International Division.

March 2003: Retired NOEX at the retirement age (60).

June 2000: Re returned to Tokyo Office of NOEX as Deputy General Manager, Business Development & Coordination, North America, focusing on the Canadian Oil Sand venture.


March 1997: Appointed President of Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited in Houston, Texas.

March 1992: Promoted to Deputy General Manager.

March 1991: Transferred to Nippon Oil Exploration Limited (NOEX) and was assigned to acreage acquisition work, including Australia.

March 1990: Returned to Tokyo to join NOC’s Alternate Fuel Marketing Office with responsibility to promote marketing of coal.

October 1988: Appointed to Managing Director when Nippon Oil (Australia) Pty. Ltd. (NOA) was established.

December 1986: Appointed as the first Chief Representative of NOC’s Sydney Office in Australia to deal mainly with coal. Served as NOA’s representative to Bayswater Unincorporated Joint Venture (NOA held 10% of the coal mining and marketing venture)

June 1985, Promoted to Manager.

March 1981: Returned to Tokyo to join a new department in NOC, the Alternate Fuel Marketing Office. This dealt with North-West-Shelf LNG

and Australian coals.

April 1978: Transferred to NIPPON OIL (DELAWARE), LTD. (New York Office), as Manager, Administration/Petroleum Supply.

September 1973: Staff coordinator and later promoted to Assistant Manager of NOC’s Nagoya Branch Office (Marketing/Administration).

March 1973: Transferred to NOC’s International Marine Sales Department and worked as sales representative for marketing bunker fuels and marine lubes.


April 1965: Joined Nippon Oil Company, Ltd. (NOC), Petroleum Supply Department, and was in charge of importing petroleum products mainly from the Middle East countries.

  1. Others:

Married and has three children

Keen golfer and likes Karaoke singing

  1. Qualifications:

(1) Qualified LPG marketing Manager (from MITI)

(2) Qualified Manager, Anti-Air Pollution (from MITI)

(3) 1st Grade, Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP)

(4) Accredited Professional Translator/Interpreter of English/ Japanese by

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters,

Australia (NAATI) (accredited in 1989)

(5) 1st Prize Winner, Mayor of Honolulu Prize,1977 All ECC English Speech Contest (Prize: Study of English Conversation at University of Hawaii)

(6) Have 940 score with TOEIC

(7) U.S. Green Card holder

(8) U.S. Social Security holder

(9) Court Interpreter, State of Hawaii

(10) Bilingual Access Line (HHH) Interpreter

  1. Translation/Interpretation Experience:

(1) 38 years at Nippon Oil (mainly Energy, not full time translation/interpreting work)

Petroleum, LNG, Coal, LPG, Oil Sand, Oil and Gas Exploration

Marketing, Contract, Transportation, Technical matters

(2) 2 years at TOMOE Engineering (Full time Translator/Interpreter)

Chemical Products, Electronics, Centrifuges

Marketing, Contract, Transportation, Technical matters

(3)1 year of translation experience for Family Register, Marriage

Certificate, Power of Attorney and the like

(4)1 year of Court Interpreting work at District Court, Administrative

Driver’s License Revocation Office, Public Defender’s Office and

private Attorney’s office for deposition interpretation.