Some time ago five ATP Moldova translators provided services to a mission from Japan, JICA representative. The mission’s expectations far exceeded the translation team’s narrowly focused activity: the translators were expected to act as local consultants in different domains. Elena Bivol was an „expert” in the banking and finance sector. Eleonora Rusnac performed various liaison activities, i.e. ensured contacts between the mission and numerous international organizations in Moldova. Mrs. Rusnac had to bear responsibility both for her own translation and her colleagues’ work. Maria Postevca showed herself as the most „resistant” person, both physically and psychologically: she translated interviews that lasted for 4 and more hours. Natalia Conovca, our young but experienced colleague, was in charge with long-distance trips (Giurgiuleşti, Ungheni, etc.) and handled that very well. Inesa Foltea, our fifth colleague, showed herself very skilful at setting meetings.