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Translation or transcreation?

Do you need translation or transcreation services? If you’re not sure, here’s a short guide to the difference between these two services. Centuries old craft Translation is the centuries-old craft of rendering the meaning of words or text in another language, as accurately and literally as possible. Letters, contracts, transcripts, subtitles, official documents etc. are […]

Naming a Product for Japan

To rename or not? If you’re looking to sell a product or service in Japan, a check on the suitability of your brand name by a marketing-savvy Japanese language professional is always recommended. Language gaffs might be water off a duck’s back to big corporate players, but make or break for smaller companies.

KitKat’s Big Japan Break

The opening of the first new KitKat factory in Japan for 26 years made global news earlier this summer. The snack is now Japan’s biggest selling chocolate brand and a cultural phenomenon. But how did this British-born treat get its big break in Japan – a country not short of its own confectionery? Well, it […]