The 11 biggest Japanese trends in Tokyo in 2025

Fully equipped and prepared for the prestigious international competition and visitors from all over the world, Tokyo was hit hard and faced challenges one after another. Postponed from last summer due to COVID-19, there was a flicker of hope that travel bans would lift and the Olympic Games would resume this year. In the midst […]

Importance of the Original Nationality in Interpreting Services

Interpreters play a crucial role in many situations, providing a voice to individuals who otherwise would not be heard. Similar but distinct from translation, interpreting services apply to the spoken word rather than written text. For this reason, an interpreter may have more personal contact than a translator, and this creates more complexity. For this […]

Top Benefits of Using a Professional Japanese Translation Service

With the wide availability of free translation tools online, you might be wondering whether you really need a professional translation service. However, the two services are very different, as you’ll find out if you’ve ever used them. Free translation services are great to give you a rough idea of a text, but particularly in a […]

How Translation Affects Language and Identity

When translating words and phrases, or understanding the influence of translation, it’s essential to take all aspects into account as it’s rarely as simple as providing a literal translation from one language to another. The translation of English isn’t always as easy as it might sound, especially in cultures which are vastly different such as […]

Top 8 Challenges In Japanese Translation

Japanese is widely considered to be one of the most challenging languages to learn. This means that Japanese translation is also difficult to execute. With three separate character sets and no derivatives from other languages, Japanese can be hard to translate accurately. Here’s a look in more detail at some of the more specific challenges […]

Choosing the Right Japanese Translation Services for Your Website

To enter this vibrant and creative market, there are some factors that should be considered such as the idiosyncrasies of Japanese society and language, when attempting to localise a website into Japanese, even with Japanese translation services. Japan is one of the largest single-race countries in the world, which around 98% of the population are […]

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