About MSI



Michiko Ohnaka Perry began her career working for Fuji Television in New York City in the early 1980s. Over time she became aware of a growing demand for interpreting and translation services, particularly in English and Japanese. Recognizing the opportunity that this need presented, she formed an alliance with the firm Shingijutsu to provide interpreting services. Now renowned for its pioneering work with lean manufacturing systems, Shingijutsu was then a newly formed consulting firm established by former Toyota engineers who set out to promote innovative production concepts and techniques. In 1987 Perry cofounded Media Source, Inc., a language services firm with offices in New York. In 2001 the company, renamed MSI Resources, Inc., moved its headquarters to Oak Park, Illinois.


MSI provides services designed to meet the needs of businesses and individuals striving to gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace. Drawing on an international network of skilled linguists, MSI has expanded its services from manufacturing-related interpreting to general and technical interpreting and translation, cross-cultural consulting, and new business development. MSI has attracted clients in a broad range of industries and professions, including medicine, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, information technology, finance, and the law.


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