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Apart from the information you find on this web site, we offer the following services:


Of brief technical texts (such as flyers to introduce a company and its core technology at a trade fair). Both to and from Japanese.
Longer texts such as catalogs and manuals are beyond our time capacity, but we can outsource such work to skillful professionals in Japan or Germany.

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Note on Security and Privacy

There is no password protection. I naively trust users to not maliciously alter other users' subscription. In case of abuse, please notify the webmaster. Please do not force us to introduce passwords!

Your personal data is not given out to third parties without your specific request. In case you wish to contact a particular person through this website, the inquiree's (i.e. your) inquiry and email may be passed on to the proper person so that he can contact your - not the reverse.

We cannot take responsibility for malicious attacks on our internet provider, nor for the interception of emails anyway on the internet. Please understand that the internet compromizes your privacy by nature. Every email anybody sends may be intercepted by clever programmers. If the mail contained no information where it is coming from and going to, it couldn't be delivered.

Updated Feb. 19, 2002 by Armin Rump